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MONSTER TICKET GIVEAWAY at SCHOOL OF ROCK’S Band Practice Live Concert this Sunday!

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School of Rock the Musical is coming to Newcastle for the very first time in the July school holidays and to celebrate, Hunter Drama is giving away 600 tickets to the opening performance!


To score your freebies, head to Wheeler Place this Sunday 26 of May for School of Rock’s Band Practice Live Concert which kicks off at 5pm. Get a sneak peek of the show, meet the cast, and rock out to tunes as the sun sets.


The concert will run for no longer than 30 minutes – just long enough to give away 600 tickets on a first come first served basis, one ticket per person – so don’t be late – arriving early to secure your place in the queue is advised! Wearing of ROCK ATTIRE is encouraged and don’t forget to bring your air guitar.


To learn more about the show and the free Band Practice Live Concert, head to


Rocking Into Newcastle: School of Rock Hits the Stage for Six Epic Shows Only!


Andrew Lloyd Webber’s award-winning smash hit musical premiered on Broadway in 2015, and has since been seen on stages around the globe. These July holidays, School of Rock is coming to Newcastle for the very first time for just 6 shows only!


Based on the hilarious hit movie, this rocking musical follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, face-melting rock band – sensationally performed by a LIVE rock band of talented young musicians! But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without being discovered by their parents or the school headmistress?


Introducing a cast of 22 incredible emerging artists from Hunter Drama, many of whom will rock out on their instruments live on stage, this will be a laugh out loud, pumping, dance-in-the-aisles spectacle. Supported by a large cast of 19 professional performers including James Chapman, (Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia) in the lead role of Dewey Finn, Tayla Choice (Superstars, Wicked) playing Roseline Mullins, Nick Langthorne (Billy Elliot, Jersey Boys) as Ned Schneebly and Lizzy Lindus (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek The Musical) as Patty Di Marco, the adult ensemble also includes audience favourites Marty Worrell (Superstars, Chess), Alana Wilson (Chess, Rock of Ages) and Nerida Walker (Billy Elliot, Oliver).


The combination of aspiring student performers working alongside some of Newcastle’s finest adult performers is creating magic in the rehearsal studio according to Lauren Harvey, the Director.


“You can feel the energy shift in the room when the cast is all together. There is a mutual respect from both parties. For the adults; their professionalism and skillset, but also for the kids; their incredible energy and how quickly they learn and adapt.


“We also have two lots of family members in the show - Marty Worrell (dad) and his daughter Jemima, also Kim Saarenpaa (mum) and her son Conway. It’s a really special thing to be able to watch a mother and son share the stage together, both enthralled in the theatre experience. Whilst most of the time it’s upbeat and fun, there is a poignant moment where Conway’s character, Billy, is singing “if only you would listen” to his mum (Kim). It certainly will hit the hearts of parents in the audience, as I’m sure it does Kim.”Hunter Drama’s production of School of Rock will take over Civic Theatre Newcastle from the 18th to the 20th of July 2024. Tickets are on sale now. Visit for more information.



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