Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and a smash hit 2016 UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award-winning musical American Idiot will be returning to its London home at the Arts Theatre for a strictly limited run.
Virtuoso guitarist and double-platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner will play the leading role of Johnny with X Factor finalist Amelia Lily reprising her acclaimed role as Whatsername. They will be joined by fellow returning cast members including Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy) and Steve Rushton (Will).
Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world. The show 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 production is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.
Newton Faulkner will not be performing on the following Sundays: 10 July, 24 July, 7 August and 14 August.