American Idiot

Green Day’s “American Idiot”

West End Run and UK National Tour

Now Playing at the ARTS THEATRE

Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17th July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square starring X factor finalist Amelia Lily and Aaron Sidwell

American Idiot is a sung-through stage adaptation of punk rock band Green Day’s rock opera, American Idiot. The story, expanded from that of the concept album, centers on three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee a stifling suburban lifestyle and parental restrictions, while Will stays home to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend, Heather. The former pair look for meaning in life and try out the freedom and excitement of the city. Tunny quickly gives up on life in the city, joins the military, and is shipped off to war. Johnny turns to drugs and finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike, has a relationship and experiences lost love.

The book was written by Armstrong and director Michael Mayer. The music was composed by Green Day and the lyrics were by Armstrong. The score included all the songs from American Idiot and additional Green Day songs from other sources, including 21st Century Breakdown, and unreleased songs originally recorded for American Idiot.

UK Tour Dates

Leicester Curve

Sat 19 – Sat 26 March – Book Now

Manchester Palace

Tue 5 – Sat 9 April – Book Now

Cardiff New Theatre

Tue 19 – Sat 23 April – On sale soon

Portsmouth Kings Theatre

Tue 26 – Sat 30 April  Book Now

Birmingham Alexandra

Tue 10 – Sat 14 May  Book Now

Exeter Northcott Theatre

Wed 18 – 22 May  Book Now

Sunderland Empire

Tue 24 – Sat 28 May  Book Now

Glasgow King’s Theatre

Tue 31 May – Sat 4 June  Book Now

Cast

 

Amelia Lily – Whatshername
Aaron Sidwell – Johnny
Luke Baker – Theo
Natasha Barnes – Heather
Alexis Gerred – Tunny
Llandyll Gove – Gerard
Raquel Jones – Extraordinary Girl
Natasha Karp – Alysha
Robyn Mellor – Libby
Lucas Rush – St.Jimmy
Steve Ruchton – Will
Ross William Wild – Joshua

 

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive and it ran for over a year

Its hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track American Idiot from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release  21st Century Breakdown,  and an unreleased love song, When It’s Time.

 

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