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

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Overview

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

29 Reviews Add review

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

paulfootie 6'3", 88 reviews, 3 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 are fantastically played and the singing is amazing - if you know the album at all you ll be singing along to (as many of the audience were too!). I have to say I knew 'of' but didn't really 'know' the album but it was excellent. The story is easy to follow and the use of the set and stage is excellent with there being an upper level where some of the musicians are visible and the 'lounge' area is. The set is made of scaffolding and metal mesh which adds to the ambiance and grittiness of the production. The actors are very energetic and use the full stage. I would advise that anybody not liking or has a reaction to flashing lights be wary - warnings are made on the site and at the show too! Overall an excellent show and well worth seeing!!

paulfootie 6'3", 88 reviews, 3 helpful votes

As a big Green Day fan I thought the show captured the energy of the album American Idiot in the best way it could. The actors wer... More

alisonreneti 5'3, 49 reviews, 4 helpful votes

As a big Green Day fan I thought the show captured the energy of the album American Idiot in the best way it could. The actors were lively & enthusiastic from start to finish. Because the theatre is small you get a really intimate atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend this show for a great night out!

alisonreneti 5'3, 49 reviews, 4 helpful votes

As a big Green Day fan I thought the show captured the energy of the album American Idiot in the best way it could. The actors wer... More

alisonreneti 5'3, 49 reviews, 4 helpful votes

As a big Green Day fan I thought the show captured the energy of the album American Idiot in the best way it could. The actors were lively & enthusiastic from start to finish. Because the theatre is small you get a really intimate atmosphere. I would thoroughly recommend this show for a great night out!

alisonreneti 5'3, 49 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Went with my daughter as she wanted to see the show and after reading a review I was in 2 minds as to whether I would like it, als... More

bfcats 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Went with my daughter as she wanted to see the show and after reading a review I was in 2 minds as to whether I would like it, also having no interval was strange. All I can say is I was up at the end on my feet singing and dancing having thoroughly enjoyed the show, the cast were excellent the storyline engaging and I was amazed when it ended because it didn't feel as if I'd sat for that long.

bfcats 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I took my mum to see this as I love Green Day. I found the show amazing and I'm now trying to persuade mum to take me again. The o... More

bfcats 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I took my mum to see this as I love Green Day. I found the show amazing and I'm now trying to persuade mum to take me again. The only downside was they had sold out of the brochure. I liked the part when St Jimmy stood near the edge of the stage where I was sitting. The songs were amazing and although I'd never heard of Newton Faulkner he was brilliant.

bfcats 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Absolutely LOVED this show! Hearing the songs brought back so many teenage memories, and I really enjoyed the huge age range sat i... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Absolutely LOVED this show! Hearing the songs brought back so many teenage memories, and I really enjoyed the huge age range sat in the theatre! American Idiot may not have the best story-line, but I think the show is about appreciating the music. It's an amazingly energetic cast and I will definitely be returning. Would recommend to any Green Day fan as Racky Plews' direction and choreography really does the music justice. Superb!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 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. Newt... More

christierney777 5"9, 142 reviews, 1 helpful vote

The musical adaptation of Green Day's album was a surprise smash on Broadway and returned to the West End for September 2016. Newton Faulkner and Amelia Lily as the leads were sensational.

christierney777 5"9, 142 reviews, 1 helpful vote

jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes

jesskolthammerx 5'2, 31 reviews, 0 helpful votes