American Idiot

Arts Theatre, London
American Idiot
Arts Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

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!


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

Previews from |
9th July 2016
Opening date |
13th July 2016
Booking from |
24th September 2016
Available until |
24th September 2016
Closes |
25th September 2016
Run time |
1 hour 35 minutes
Categories |
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 Venue Information

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

Customer reviews

Our Review of American Idiot


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' in a post-9/11 America, where the disaffected youth escape the suburbs in search... Read more

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