American Idiot

American Idiot

Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot, returns to The Arts theatre after a smash-hit run last year.

Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner 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.

US rock band Green Day released their American Idiot album back in 2004. Inspired by epic rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, the album soon went multi-platinum, selling over 15m copies to date and winning a Grammy for Best Rock Album.  Now in 2015 they’ve been inducted in to the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame confirming their reputation as one of the biggest rock music acts of the last 20 years. Its hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the blockbuster title track American Idiot. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release 21st Century Breakdown, and an unreleased love song, When It’s Time.

This thrilling new musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their powerful and moving musical style. So come and discover what all the noise is about!


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American Idiot running time: 
1 hour 35 minutes

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world.

Recommended Age is 14+ the performance contains some adult themes and strong language.
Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer
Racky Plews
Songs by:
Features the music of Green Day and lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Tim Deiling
Sara Perks
Cast list:
Newton Faulkner (Johnny), Amelia Lily (Whatsername), 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)
Other info:
Musical supervision by Richard Morris

Arts Theatre

6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
Nearest tube:
Leicester Square

American Idiot Customer reviews

Our American Idiot Review

Not quite the time of your life, but something unpredictable and almost powerful.    The whiff of anarchy and stench of rebellion is certainly in the air at the Arts Theatre which has welcomed back Green Day's American Idiot for an extended summer run, following a UK tour and previous London sit down. This 2010 musical, based on the concept album of the same name attempts to 'stick it to the man'... Read more

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