American Idiot at Arts Theatre tickets
American Idiot at Arts Theatre tickets

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About the show

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!

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Recommended Age is 14+ the performance contains some adult themes and strong language.

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Opened: 08 Jul 2016
Press night: 13 Jul 2016
Booking from: 23 Sep 2016
Booking until: 24 Sep 2016

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

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deanmcgrath 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

matylda97 174 cm, 116 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Wow a full on rock musical with loads of energy and power! A standing ovation was awarded for this performance. The main characters... More

paulfootie 6'3", 96 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The musical adaptation of Green Day's album was a surprise smash on Broadway and returned to the West End for September 2016. Newton... More

christierney777 5"10, 192 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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