School of Rock


Colchester Operatic Society Second Edition (CO2) returns with the award winning musical School of Rock.

An amateur/ youth group production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.
Based on the Paramount movie by Mike White
Book by Julian Fellowes
Lyrics by Glenn Slater
New Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on the hit movie, the show follows wannabe rock star Dewey Finn, as he poses as a substitute teacher at a prestigious preparatory school. He makes it his mission to share his love of rock with his class of high achieving pupils, giving them an education they never knew they needed.  Can he teach them what is required to get them to Battle of the Bands without the headmistress and their parents discovering the plan?

With numbers such as “You’re in the Band”, “Stick it to the Man” and “Teacher’s Pet”, this show is guaranteed to get your foot tapping!

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School of Rock – Colchester Operatic Society


Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1PT

Tel: 01206 573948

Opening Times

Season (5 Oct 2023 - 8 Oct 2023)


The Mercury Theatre, with Jumbo Water Tower in the backgroundMercury Theatre, ColchesterA highly respected regional theatre, home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company, staging a broad mix of classic plays and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community.