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The West End premiere of the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical Green Day's American Idiot will take place at the Arts Theatre this Summer. Previews begin on 17 July 2015, before an official opening on 22 July and a limited engagement through to 27 September 2015.
X-Factor Finalist Amelia Lily will be making her West End debut in the role of 'Whatshername.' She recently completed her run as the Narrator in the UK Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's 'Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.'
The show's producers released the following statement:
Synopsis: "Green Day's American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Its hit songs include 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams,' '21 Guns,' 'Wake Me Up When September Ends,' 'Holiday' and the title track 'American Idiot' from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album."
The creative team features scenic design by Sara Perks, sound design by Chris Whybrow, and lighting design by Tim Deiling. The show is produced by David Hutchinson and Philip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company and Stephen McGill Productions, with Associate Producers Hartshorn – Hook Productions, London Contemporary Theatre, and Nathan Gardner/Danny Brooke.
Further casting will be announced in the coming weeks.
Green Day's American Idiot originally premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009, before moving to Broadway's St James Theatre in April 2010. It was nominated for Best Musical at the 2010 Tony Awards and won two Tonys - Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Lighting Design of a Musical. It also picked up Best Musical Show at the 2010 Grammy Awards. In Autumn 2012, it embarked on a tour of the UK & Ireland, culminating at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo in London.
Tickets are on sale now.