A 90-STRONG cast and crew are preparing to ‘Stick it to the Man’ with a production of an iconic film.

CAST Theatre Company is bringing School of Rock to the Forum stage in Barrow this month.

The musical is based on the film of the same name which stars Jack Black.

School of Rock follows struggling guitarist Dewey Finn who is kicked out of a band before finding himself posing as a substitute teacher at a private elementary school and turning his students into a rock band.

CAST Theatre Company manager Chris Barker said: “It’s such a fantastic show suitable for all our kids and adults with great songs.

“We also wanted something challenging – we managed to find kids that can play instruments live during the show."

The cast have been rehearsing for six months and are ready to bring it to the stage between Thursday, June 22 and Saturday, June 24.

There will be two performances on the Saturday.

Chris says that performances are going ‘really well’ and that cast ‘can’t wait to perform’.

He says that audiences can expect ‘great songs, great dancing, but something new with kids playing live in the band’.

The musical features songs such as When I Climb to the top of Mount Rock, You’re in the Band, In the End of Time and of course, Stick it to the Man, the song described as ‘everyone’s favourite’ by Chris.

The part of Dewey will be played by Chris.

He is joined on stage by Karen Barker as Rosalie, Russ Brown as Ned, Hayley Dent as Patty, Cecilia Reay as Summer Hathaway, Lacey Carding as Tomika, and Oliver Barker as Billy.

Those in the band are Daniel Richardson as Lawrence on keys, Damon Schofield as Zak on guitar, Ruby Francis-Dudley as Katie on bass, and Poppy Brown as Freddie on drums.

Tickets to the performance cost £12/£10 concessions plus a booking fee.

For tickets, visit www.theforumbarrow.co.uk or call the box office on: 01229 820000.