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School of Rock to host this year’s BBC Radio 2’s Children in Need Gala

Pudsey and Gary Trainor (Dewey Finn) from  School of Rock The Musical. Photo by Toby Mansfield.

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ON NOVEMBER 6, 2017, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Oliver Award-wining School of Rock will host this year’s BBC Radio 2’s Children in Need Gala at the New London Theatre.

Hosted by Ken Bruce and the charity’s mascot Pudsey, at least 50% of the proceeds from the Gala will go to BBC Children in Need’s 2017 Appeal going on to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

The Gala audience will see BBC Radio 2 presenters, VIP’s and members of the public join forces to rock out with the cast and celebrate a truly memorable night.

Tickets range from £50 – £140 and are available from schoolofrockthemusical.com/.

Based on the iconic hit movie and with a new score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock – The Musical follows slacker and wannabe rock star Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A 10 year old students into an ear popping, riff scorching, all conquering rock band!

The cast of School of Rock The Musical with Pudsey. Photo by Toby Mansfield.

Dewey poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school to make ends meet, and when he discovers his fifth graders’ musical talents, he enlists his class to form a rock group and conquer the Battle of the Bands. As Dewey falls for the beautiful headmistress, can he and his students keep this special assignment secret as they learn to fully embrace the power of rock?

School of Rock – The Musical recently announced an extension to its West End run and is now booking until January 13, 2019; and later this month, the show will welcome a new kids cast as it approaches its first birthday. Read more. In New York, the Broadway production, now in its second year, continues at the Winter Garden Theater.

Images: Pudsey and Gary Trainor (Dewey Finn) from School of Rock – The Musical. Photo by Toby Mansfield (top); The cast of School of Rock – The Musical with Pudsey. Photo by Toby Mansfield (bottom).