Friday, June 28

Noel Sullivan to join School of Rock

Noel Sullivan is set to take over the lead in   the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's  School of Rock.  

He starts rehearsals on Monday to begin performances as Dewey Finn (currently being played by Craig Gallivan)  on August 19th at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. The show is currently booking until 20th October 2019.

Sullivan said: "It's been a lifelong ambition of mine to perform in a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber. I have been a huge fan since I was a child and to get the opportunity to work on such an incredible production is absolutely a dream come true. I loved School of Rock the movie and this hilarious musical doesn't disappoint."

Sullivan  was a member of the British pop group Hear'Say winning his part through the talent show Popstars.

After their  split he turned to musical theatre, appearing in productions including Fame, Love Shack,What a Feeling, Danny Zuko in Grease and Flashdance. He also shared the role of Tick/Mitzi with Jason Donovan in the UK tour of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and most recently played Freddy in the UK Tour of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Sullivan has also starred in Ordinary Lies 2 and Gavin and Stacey. He can currently be seen on the small screen in Years and Years.

Mark Anderson will take over the role of Ned Schneebly from Alan Pearson from 8 October 2019, Rebecca LaChance continues as Patty Di Marco and Laura Tebbutt will also continue to play Rosalie Mullins. Jake Sharp will play Dewey Finn at certain performances.

The remaining cast includes Keisha Amponsa Banson, Ryan Bearpark, Rob Falconer, Kelly Hampson, Suzie McAdams, Richard Morse, Jayde Nelson, Andy Rees, Alex Tomkins, James Wolstenholme and Benjamin Yates with swings Jessica Kirton, Paul Kemble, Billy Mitchell, Catherine Morris, and Andy Prosser.

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