SCHOOL of Rock - The Musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash hit, award-winning West End show, will go on a major UK Tour in 2021, and will come to Southampton in August., the Daily Echo can reveal.

Based on the hit movie, this new musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a mind-blowing rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors every night with roof-raising energy!

While teaching these pint-sized prodigies about rock n roll, Dewey falls for the school’s uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

Featuring 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie, this high-octane smash delivers guitar riffs and romance in equal doses.

The production opened in London in November 2016 to five star reviews and widespread critical acclaim. It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music. The Broadway production recently concluded its run at the Winter Garden Theatre with a US national touring production continuing. An Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne last October.

The 2021 UK tour will visit Mayflower Theatre from August 2 to 7.

Andrew Lloyd Webber, pictured, is the composer of some of the world’s best known musicals including Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera and Sunset Boulevard.

His awards, both as composer and producer, include seven Tonys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. He was knighted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1992.

School of Rock has a book by Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, for which he received a Tony nomination.

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