X Factor star, Amelia Lily (playing Whatshername), will star in Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, as it blasts into the UK for its West End premiere from the 17 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Running until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July, American Idiot – The Musical features the music of Green Day with 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. Further casting will be announced in due course.
American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. 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, moving onto a critically acclaimed Broadway run in April 2010.
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.”
The producers of American Idiot – The Musical said, “We are absolutely delighted to be bringing American Idiot to the Arts Theatre this Summer and Autumn, following its very successful life on Broadway. It’s a cracking musical for fans old and new, and we have had a fantastic relationship with the Arts Theatre for years. We can’t wait to bring this musical to the heart of London”.
AMERICAN IDIOT – THE MUSICAL
Performances: Tuesday – Friday at 8.00pm
Saturday – 2.30pm & 8.00pm
Sunday – 3.00pm & 6.00pm
Press Night – Wednesday 22 July
Running time: 90 minutes (no interval)
Ticket Prices: £15.00 – £65.00 (all seats £25.00 during previews)
Groups 20+ £25.00
Groups 10+ £32.50
Groups of 6 £35.00
* All group rates valid Tues – Fri & Sunday
Address: Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Main Booking Line: 020 78368463
Group Booking Line: 020 7836 8463
Access Booking Line: 020 7836 8463
Facebook: American Idiot UK