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NEWS: Shan Ako & Lily Kerhoas make their West End theatre debuts in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert
They dreamed a dream of performing in the West End and it has come true for Brit School graduate Shan Ako & the Royal Academy of Music’s Lily Kerhoas as they take on the roles of Eponine and Cosette alongside a star-studded cast in Les Misérables – The Staged Concert, running at London’s Gielgud Theatre from 10 August to 30 November 2019.
Melanie C and the SCHOOL OF ROCK kids surprised last night's audience with the Spice Girls' hit song "Wannabe". #StageFaves star David Fynn joined in, too! Watch this fantastic video of the performance and sneak a peek at our onstage and backstage photos here...
Updated 10 February: The show has announced ANOTHER booking extension! Ready for some more kids who are more than alright? Andrew Lloyd Webber's latest West End (and Broadway) hit breaks records, extends booking and, from 2 March, welcomes more stupendously talented young performers to the cast...
Rock on and on and on. After reviews like it got this week, it's no surprise that Andrew Lloyd Webber has extended West End booking for SCHOOL OF ROCK at the New London theatre...
We tried to limit our choices to just ten but we just couldn't, even after we separated out the kids' excellent tweets from the show account into a second blog. Opening night of SCHOOL OF ROCK just looked like too much fun. So here are top twenty (ish) tweets that encapsulate the night - from the cast and others working on the show, from celebs, from other punters in the audience and from the Lord himself, Andrew Lloyd Webber. Are you in the band on Twitter?
These kids rule the school. They know how to stick it to the man. They can rock on all night... And so, on opening night, the official SCHOOL OF ROCK social media accounts were handed over to young 'band members' including Isabelle and Jobe, who did a phenomenal job spotting the celebs on the red carpet. Watch what they got up and with who (including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Julian Fellowes, director Laurence Connor, Arlene Phillips, Jimmy Carr, Jodie Kidd and Myleene Klass in that dress)...
First performances are always a special occasion, especially when there's a Lord in attendance. Dawn Bush from our friends at the Musical Theatre Appreciation Society was at the very first preview of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical School of Rock and reports back. Can you guess how many standing ovations it got...?
David Fynn is swapping his TV comedy roles in the likes of The Inbetweeners, Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Undateable to play Dewey Finn (a distant, fictional relation?) in the Broadway transfer of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK. He's joined by a band of #StageFaves stalwarts and 39 child actor-musicians found after a nationwide search...