Friday, July 13

Craig Gallivan to take over as Dewey as new School of Rock cast announced

Welsh actor Craig Gallivan is to take over the role of substitute teacher and wannabe rocker Dewey Finn from Stephen  Leask  in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical School of Rock at the newly renamed Gillian Lynne Theatre from 22nd August.

Gallivan was first cover for Dewey and has appeared with Ruth Jones in her Rhondda Valley-set comedy Stella, and before that he was in TV series Footballers’ Wives and Torchwood.

He joins the show with Laura Tebbutt as Rosalie Mullins, Alan Pearson as Ned Schneebly, Michelle Francis as Patty DiMarco and Jake Sharp who will play Dewey Finn at certain performances.

The remaining adult cast will be composed of John Addison, Nick Butcher, Rob Falconer, Martina Isibor, Claudia Kariuki, Jessica Louise Parkinson, Richard Morse, Andy Rees, Hannah Stratton, Alex Tomkins and James Wolstenholme with swings Paul Kemble, Jessica Kirton, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris and Andy Prosser.

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