Jake's getting band back together for School of Rock

Torbay Weekly

Jake Sharp is getting the band back together for the global hit musical School of Rock in Torbay.

Andrew Lloyd-Webber's smash hit West End and Broadway musical is at the Princess Theatre at the end of the year.

Jake will lead the cast as Dewey Finn, having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will perform in the role at certain performances.

They are joined by Rebecca Lock, Matthew Rowland and Nadia Violet Johnson. The remaining adult cast comprise Ryan Bearpark, James Bisp, Joanna O'Hare, Samuel Haughton, Tom Hext, Harveen Mann, Richard Morse, Annell Odartey, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Michaela Powell, Richard Vorster and Craig Watson.

Based on the iconic movie starring Jack Black, the musical follows wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, who is cast out by his dive‐bar bandmates and finds himself in desperate need of cash.

Posing as a substitute music teacher at an elite prep school, he exposes his students to the rock gods he idolises, transforming them into a mind‐blowing rock band.

While teaching the pint‐sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, Miss Mullins, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

School of Rock is at Torquay's Princess Theatre from Tuesday, November 30, until Saturday, December 4. For tickets, see www.atgtickets.com/venues/princess-theatre-torquay