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School of Rock extends to 2019 as show welcomes new kids

Back Oliver Jackson (Ned Schneebly), front Gary Trainor (Dewey Finn). Photo by Tristram Kenton.

Casting news

ON AUGUST 26, 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber will welcome a new group of kids to his Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical, which has also extended its run at the New London Theatre until January 13, 2019.

Continuing the countrywide search for the opportunity to ‘join the band’, further kids open auditions will take place in the autumn – on September 23 in Liverpool and November 20 and 22 in London.

If you’re between 8 – 12 years old and play the drums, keys or the electric or bass guitar, registration and further details can be found at or by contacting Jessica Ronane Casting at

From August 26, 2017, the ‘kids’ cast comprises Jacob Swann, Annabel Gracey and Siam Elvidge as Freddy; Santiago Cerchione, Phoenix Taylor and Jack Goodacre as Zack; Eliza Cowdery, Imogen Bowden and Audrey Newman as Katie; Cole Lam, Milano Preston and Johnny Evans-Hutchison as Lawrence; Joseph Black, Harry Vallance and Archie Lewis as Billy; Aaliyah Monk, Stella Haden and Caoimhe Judd as Summer…

…Tia Figgett, Jasmine Sakyiama and Nerys Obeng as Tomika; Nathan Reeve, Stanley Jarvis and Josh White as James; Alex Stuckey, Charlie Vyacheslavov and Dylan Miles-Davis as Matthew; Ellie Wilcox, Romanie Jija-Wakeham and Grace Wood as Marcy; Cody Molko, Austin Kindler and Nicolas Ong as Mason; Saffron Pennycooke, Aaylia Rose and Miami Holness as Shonelle; and Teri Ofon, Navaeah Hoath and Darcy Dennis as Sophie.

The three teams of thirteen kids who make up Dewey’s band are joined by the adult cast comprising Gary Trainor as Dewey Finn with Florence Andrews as Rosalie Mullins, Oliver Jackson as Ned Schneebly and Preeya Kalidas as Patty Di Marco. They are joined on stage at each performance by one of three teams of thirteen young performers who make up Dewey’s band.

The ‘grown up’ cast is completed by Stephen Leask as the alternate Dewey with ensemble members Jonathan Bourne, Nadeem Crowe, Michelle Francis, Rosanna Hyland, Cassandra McCowan, Joel Montague, Andy Rees, Cameron Sharp, Andrew Spillett, Alex Tomkins and Lucy Vandi and swings, Charlotte Bradford, Jason Denton, Cellen Chugg Jones, Alfie Parker and Tasha Sheridan.

Read more about School of Rock – The Musical.

Image: Back: Oliver Jackson (Ned Schneebly), front: Gary Trainor (Dewey Finn). Photo by Tristram Kenton.