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Double platinum artist Newton Faulkner starred opposite Amelia Lily in smash-hit rock musical American Idiot at the Arts Theatre London. Returning to the West End for a limited time only, American Idiot is the Green Day-inspired musical that features hit anthems from the band’s songbook, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “21 Guns”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, “Holiday” and the favourite “American Idiot”. A Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical, make sure you don’t miss out on this rockin’ production!

Racky Plews’ Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot returned to London’s Arts Theatre for a strictly limited, rock ‘n’ roll run. The show starred Newton Faulkner and Amelia Lily in the title roles, American Idiot is the Green Day-inspired musical that features a multitude of hit songs from the angsty band. Enjoying a 2015 West End run, American Idiot embarked on an extensive UK tour, which was brought back to the Arts Theatre on July 8th 2016.

With a book and lyrics by Green Day’s frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, lost and searching for meaning in a destructive post 9/11 world. Featuring well-known anthems from the band’s hit albums such as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “21 Guns”, “Wake Me Up When September Ends”, “Holiday” and the show-stopping “American Idiot”, the musical also includes unreleased tracks from the band such as “When It’s Time”. Several songs from Green Day’s successful 2009 album also feature in the score, including “21st Century Breakdown”.

American Idiot starred double platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner as Johnny, alongside previous X Factor contestant Amelia Lily as Whatsername. Further cast members included Cellen Chugg Jones (Theo), Jemma Geanaus (Alysha), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Karina Hind (Libby), Emma Housley (Heather), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Alice Stokoe (Extraordinary Girl) and Lawrence Libor (Swing). Creative team includes designer Sara Perks, sound designer Chris Whybrow and lighting designer Tim Deiling.

Winner of Best New Musical in the Broadway World Awards, American Idiot is winner of two Tony Awards, as well as the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theatre Album. The show returned to the Arts Theatre London for a limited run between July 8th and September 25th 2016, American Idiot is not a musical to be missed!

Performance dates:
23 Sep 2016 - 24 Sep 2016
Running time:
1 hour and 35 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Recommended Age is 14+ the performance contains some adult themes and strong language.
Audience Notes:
Fans of Green Day will enjoy seeing the band’s hit songs come one after the other, sung by excellent rock voices. Due to mild adult themes and language, American Idiot is recommended for ages 12 and up.

American Idiot Reviews

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39 Reviews
  • 5 Stars54%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars18%
  • 2 Stars5%
  • 1 Stars3%

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I grew up listening to GreenDay and so was interested how there music would be made into a show. Whilst in a way it was quite like a Juke Box Musical the story and theme from the album American Idiot was carried well throughout. This show had some co Read more

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