American Idiot at the Arts Theatre
Arts Theatre, 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Green Day’s American Idiot returns to London’s Arts Theatre.
Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, returns to The Arts theatre after a smash-hit run last year. The two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical American Idiot is based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning, multi-platinum album, American Idiot, and boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.
The New York Times declared it an experience that is “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical!”
American Idiot runs from 8 July 2016 until 25 September 2016 at the Arts Theatre.
American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
Featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track, “American Idiot”.
The cast features pop musician Newton Faulkner (Johnny) X Factor finalist Amelia Lily (Whatsername), Cellen Chugg Jones (Theo), Jemma Geanaus (Alysha), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Karina Hind (Libby), Emma Housley (Heather), Lawrence Libor (Swing), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy) Steve Rushton (Will) and Alice Stokoe (Extraordinary Girl).
American Idiot features the music of Green Day and the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The musical is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.
★★★★ “An affecting snapshot of our times” Kate Maltby, The Times
★★★★ “Throbs with the energy of a rock gig” Paul Taylor, The Independent
★★★★ “uninterrupted chaos” Rachel Ward, The Telegraph
★★★ “90 minutes of musical bravado” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
★★★ “Go for the time of your life” Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard