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School of Rock - new group of children join cast

Casting news

FROM February 24, 2018, a new group of children will join the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical, which is currently booking at the New London Theatre until January 13, 2019.

In October this year an Australian production will open at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne, a Broadway production continues at the Winter Garden Theatre and the US national touring production is currently booking to September 2018.

Based on the iconic 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical sees the kids from Dewey’s band compete in the legendary Battle of the Bands and embrace the power of rock! Playing live at every performance alongside the adult cast, the new kids company join the Olivier award-winning kids cast.

From February 24, 2018, the ‘kids’ cast comprises Santiago Cerchione, Oscar Rice and Phoenix Taylor, who will play Zack; Jasper Bew, Annabel Gracey and Stanley Jarvis, who will play Freddy; Gus Graham, Alfie Humphreys and Austin Kindler, who will play Lawrence; Anya Cooke, Amelie Leatherland and Audrey Newman, who will play Katie; Jarvis Baugh, Liam Hewitt and Jensen York, who will play Billy; Anya Hewett, Aaliyah Monk and Freya Yates, who will play Summer…

…Natahlia Colbourne, Fayth Ifil and Aaylia Rose, who will play Tomika; Rayyan Chihi, Hugo Dunkley and Jack Gale, who will play James; Heather Clementson, Romanie Jija-Wakeham and Grace Wood, who will play Marcy; Daniel Luniku, Charlie Vyacheslavov and Jeremiah Waysome, who will play Mason; Vanecia Salam, Tia Stuart and Shaye Temple, who will play Shonelle; and Zoe Coleman, Frankie-Mae Garner and Darcy Snares, who will play Sophie.

Continuing the countrywide search for the opportunity to ‘join the band’, further kids open auditions will take place later this year in Bristol on March 10 and in Leeds on April 21 with dates to be announced for London, Manchester and Plymouth. If you are between 8 – 12 years old and play a rock instrument (guitar, bass, piano, and/or drums) or sing, registration and further details can be found by contacting Jessica Ronane Casting at or at

Read more about School of Rock and the adult cast.

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