Kernow King sends best wishes to the cast of School of Rock

Kernow King took time out of his busy schedule to wish the cast of School of Rock luck for their show.

The musical is Pool Academy’s biggest and best production yet and its opening night was December 12.

Students have spent months rehearsing for the performances of the well-known Broadway and West End hit, School of Rock the Musical.

Kernow King's message in full can be seen on our facebook page

Kernow King's message in full can be seen on our facebook page

Much to their surprise Edward 'Kernow King' Rowe, who is currently acting as Kenwyne in the Hall for Cornwall’s Sleeping Beauty pantomime, sent students a video.

On the video he wished them well with their show.

He said: “Hello Pool Academy it’s Edward Rowe, Kernow King. Just wishing you all the best with the School of Rock tonight. Have a good night.

“I remember my first show when I was at primary school. I was Joseph.

 “Have a good night and best of luck. See you later.”

Jamie Best, head of Drama at Pool Academy, said: “We were sent the video on behalf of Kernow King, who took time out from his busy schedule performing in this year's pantomime at the Hall for Cornwall, wishing our cast luck for their opening night.”

The students have won praise for the production from primary school pupils who visited Pool Academy on Tuesday to see a matinee of the show.

School of Rock, The Musical, is based on the 2003 film which starred Hollywood comic Jack Black. It tells the story of a jobless rock musician who pretends to be a substitute teacher at a school and uses the pupils there to create a new band.

Phil Jones