A HIT musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber will be shown in Glasgow as part of a UK tour.

School of Rock, which has won numerous awards, will be taking over the King’s Theatre from Monday to Saturday, March 8 to 13 next year.

The West End smash hit is based on the popular 2003 movie of the same name starring Jack Black and follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school.

There he turns a class of straight-A students into a rock band – sensationally performed live by the production’s young actors.

The musical features 14 new songs from Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the movie.

Glasgow Times:

The production opened at the New London Theatre (now the Gillian Lynne Theatre) in November 2016 to five-star reviews.

It went on to win the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.

The Broadway production recently concluded its run at the Winter Garden Theatre with a US national touring production continuing.

An Australian production opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne last October.

Described as an impresario of musical theatre, 71-year-old Lloyd Webber composed popular musicals including Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, and Evita.

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In New York, School of Rock – The Musical is currently running alongside Cats and Phantom of the Opera, equalling Lloyd Webber’s previous record of three shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

School of Rock has a book by Julian Fellowes, for which he received a Tony nomination.

He is the creator, writer and executive producer of the worldwide hit TV series Downton Abbey.

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Casting for the UK Touring production is to be announced.

For tickets, www.atgtickets.com/glasgow or call 0844 871 7648.

There will be two 2.30 pm matinee shows during the run.

Tickets are on sale to ATG Theatre Card Holders on Friday, March 6 at 10 am and go on general sale on Monday, March 9 at 10 am.