School of Rock which is expected to open in the West End in spring 2017
He said “We need brilliantly talented children who can act, sing and play rock instruments. In the USA, more than 22,000 kids auditioned and we ended up with a band who can rock out with the best. We have to discover that band in Britain, not just kids who act and sing. Our show depends on it.”
Lloyd Webber launched the show on Broadway in 2014 (where it has broken box office records at the Winter Garden Theatre) because child performance legislation there made it easier than the UK.
To audition for the UK production, children must be eight years old (nine when rehearsals begin) and under 5ft tall.
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