From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock’n’roll.

This morning at Quad Assembly we enjoyed a wonderful promotional performance of the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, School of Rock.  A Guardian review of the musical makes the unsurprising (for those of us who have seen the 2003 film) observation that the plot is as corny as a Kansas field. Dewey, a sacked guitarist and hungover slob, impersonates a chum and takes on a job as a substitute teacher at a posh prep school. No one seems to question his academic credentials or his appearance but, overhearing his class essaying a Mozart classic, Dewey realises they have musical talent. He covertly converts them to the joys of rock, releases their inner fire and even smuggles them out of the school to take part in a Battle of the Bands. ‘Acting School Captain’, Ben Gerges (7WH), gave an extraordinary acapella performance of Amazing Grace from Captain’s Corner, before Noah Blomfield (11Fo), who plays the lead character made famous by Jack Black, channelled his inner Bon Scott to perform AC/DC’s seminal, It’s a Long Way to the Top. The stage band who accompanied the performers this morning were fantastic, as were the backing singers. The first four shows sold out almost immediately, so the cast and crew have put on one additional performance. Tickets are strictly limited, so I encourage you to book immediately if you would like a seat for what promises to be a wonderful evening’s light entertainment.

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Bradley Barr | Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

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