The celebrated production of American Idiot will return to the West End’s Arts Theatre for a strictly limited season it has been announced.
This announcement comes as the show continues on its UK tour and follows on from its 2015 critically acclaimed run at the Arts Theatre.
Starring The X Factor’s Amelia Lily (Whatsername) and Newton Faulkner (Johnny) who joins the cast from the 7th May, the new run in London will take place from the 8th July until the 25th September 2016.
The cast will also include: Cellen Chugg Jones (Theo), Jemma Geanaus (Alysha), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove(Gerard), Karina Hind (Libby), Emma Housley (Heather), Lawrence Libor (Swing), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy) Steve Rushton (Will) and Alice Stokoe(Extraordinary Girl).
Having won two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot tells the story of three boyhood friends -each searching for meaning in the post-9/11 world.
Featuring the music of Green Day, including songs such as ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ and ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, the production is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews with design by Sara Perks.
American Idiot is currently touring the UK, visiting the following venues: Palace Theatre, Manchester (5-9 April), New Theatre, Cardiff (19-23 April),Kings Theatre, Portsmouth (26-30 April), New Theatre, Oxford (3-7 May), New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham (10-14 May), Exeter Northcott Theatre (18-22 May), Sunderland Empire (24-28 May), King’s Theatre, Glasgow (31 May – 4 June), Spa Theatre, Bridlington (7-11 June), Theatre Royal, Nottingham (14-18 June), Empire Theatre, Liverpool (21-25 June) and the Grand Opera House, Belfast (28 June – 2 July).