American Idiot begins its tour on 19th March 2016 at the Curve Theatre Leicester, following on from its West End run, at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square which ends on 22 November 2015.
Amelia Lily (X-Factor) will be reprising her critically acclaimed role, Whatsername, with further casting to be announced in due course. It will be directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with designs by Sara Perks, lighting by Tim Deiling, sound by Chris Whybrow and musical supervision by Richard Morris.
The story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world, American Idiot 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.
Winner of two Tony Awards® and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive and it ran for over a year.
Its hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”
Produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell a Door Theatre Company and Stephen McGill Productions
The tour dates we have so far include:
Curve Theatre, Leicester (19-26 March)
Palace Theatre, Manchester (5-9 April),
New Theatre, Cardiff (19-23 April) - on sale 22/10
Kings Theatre, Portsmouth (26-30 April),
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).
More casting news to follow