The latest hit musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber is heading out of the West End on its first ever tour - and it's coming to the south west.

School of Rock - The Musical, is an Olivier Award-winning show based on the film starring Jack Black.

After rave reviews in London, it is now making its first ever UK and Ireland tour and will be stopping at Plymouth's Theatre Royal - for five days only.

It will be in Plymouth from Tuesday, May 3 until Saturday, May 7, with five evening performances and three matinees, on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Ticket prices start from £18 at or via the box office on 01752 267222.

The musical features all the original songs from the move, alongside 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Now the casting details have been announced and Jake Sharp is getting the band back together as it is confirmed that he will lead the cast as Dewey Finn – the role made famous in the original film version by Jack Black – having previously performed the role in the West End. Alex Tomkins will perform in the role at certain performances.

They are joined by Rebecca Lock as Rosalie Mullins, Matthew Rowland as Ned Schneebly and Nadia Violet Johnson as Patty Di Marco. The remaining adult cast comprise Ryan Bearpark, James Bisp, Joanna O'Hare, Samuel Haughton, Tom Hext, Harveen Mann, Richard Morse, Annell Odartey, Amy Oxley, Helena Pipe, Michaela Powell, Richard Vorster and Craig Watson.

One of three teams of 12 children will then perform live each night alongside them – including nine-year-old Harry Churchill from Devon.

The award-winning musical is by Andrew Lloyd Webber Picture: Tristram Kenton

The award-winning musical is by Andrew Lloyd Webber Picture: Tristram Kenton

Based on the hit movie, this new 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, mind-blowing rock band. While teaching these pint-sized prodigies what it means to truly rock, Dewey falls for the school’s beautiful, but uptight headmistress, helping her rediscover the wild child within.

School of Rock - The Musical features new music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Sister Act) and a book by Julian Fellowes.

It debuted at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre in New York in 2015, and ran for more than three years, picking up four Tony nominations along the way. It transferred to London in late 2016 and ran for over three years at the New London Theatre, winning an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Music.