London Arts Theatre
17 July – 27 September 2015
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 17July 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 Perksand lighting by Tim Deiling. Further casting will be announced in due course.
American Idiotis 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 Musicalsaid, “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”.
The musical is produced by David Hutchinson and Philip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company and Stephen McGill Productions. The Associate Producers are Hartshorn – Hook Productions, London Contemporary Theatre, and Nathan Gardner/Danny Brooke.
American Idiot The Musical is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.
On The Web:
Facebook: American Idiot UK
American Idiot – The Musical at Londons’s Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Performances: Tuesday – Friday at 8.00pm
Saturday – 2.30pm & 8.00pm
Sunday – 3.00pm & 6.00pm
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
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