School of Rock - by numbers!
Will Neale as Dewey Finn (team Mount Rock); Libby Lowe as headmistress Rosalie Mullins; Matt Watson as Dewey Finn (team Stick it to the Man). Photo courtesy of Martin Pulley.
School of Rock, Rugby Theatre, Rugby, 9 to 18 June 2023.
Preview by Rosie Fuller
The feel-good musical School of Rock opens at Rugby Theatre this Friday. Complete your education with these numbered fun facts about the production…
45 – cast members in total
Including Dewey the wannabe rockstar-turned-teacher, two teams of guitar-shredding pupils and plenty of uptight parents and teachers out to stop the fun
32 – banging musical numbers
Lots you might recognise from the 2003 blockbuster film, plus bonus songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater especially for the stage production
14 – chances to join the party
Running from 9-18 June with matinee performances across both weekends, it’s the longest run of shows Rugby Theatre has done for at least 10 years
7 – adult musicians
This is the traditional musical band in the pit, playing the numbers that don’t involve the school band
5 – sets of real-life parents / kids
And that’s just in the cast – there are more family connections behind the scenes. Make way for a new generation of performers…
4 – piece rock band on stage
Drums, keyboard, bass guitar and electric guitar, all played by talented youngsters aged 11-15… rock on!
3 – days until opening night (countdown is on!)
The ear-popping fun starts on Friday 9 June
2 – teams of hard rocking kids
Team Mount Rock and team Stick it to the Man, each with their own Dewey. Which will you choose?!
1 – feel-good musical extravaganza
Don't miss your chance to complete your education at the School of Rock!
Book your tickets now! https://www.rugbytheatre.co.uk/show/school-of-rock/