School Production of 'School of Rock'

Published on 09 January 2018

School Production of 'School of Rock'

This year our school production was ‘School of Rock’, a musical theatre adaptation of the famous film starring Jack Black. It tells the story of Dewey Finn, a fake substitute teacher, who joins a strict private school, only to try and make a rock band with the posh students.

The cast and band had rehearsed every Monday since the beginning of term and held the final show on 7th and 8th December to a full-capacity theatre. The cast consisted of sixty students from each year group who all demonstrated excellent commitment and enthusiasm throughout the three month process.

Max Thomas (Year 13) played the role of Dewey Finn, the fake ‘substitute’ teacher who ends up winning the hearts of the Horace Green class; Riona Redmond (Year 12) was Rosalie Mullins, Horace Green’s strict headmistress; and Loki Chappell (Year 9) played the real Mr Schneebly, who should have been the actual substitute teacher.

Year 9’s Toby Ward said, “I loved the show because it helped me gain more acting experience. I enjoyed performing with my friends and liked that I was able to sing and act; two of my hobbies.”

There are too many names to list everyone individually, but everyone’s role was vital to the success of the production. It was heart-warming to see so many students working together and supporting each other in rehearsals and the final shows.

The Drama and Music team want to thank staff who contributed to the running of the final shows by helping out backstage or front of house. 

Miss Doe

Team Leader of Music