Theatre reviews: School Of Rock and Lazarus
It is Horace Green, the exclusive $50,000 a year American prep school that, unwittingly, finds itself home to supply teacher Dewey Finn’s School Of Rock. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical, with a book adapted from the hit film by Julian Fellowes, depicts how the feckless, unemployed, Dewey inveigles himself into the school.
Then after outraging pupils, teachers and parents alike, he wins them all over in an outrageously wishfulfilling ending.
Dewey is not the first fraudulent music teacher with no qualifications but a slick tongue and a native cunning to grace the West End stage. That... read more
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