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American Idiot

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

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The X Factor’s Amelia Lily and double platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner star as the Tony Award-winning Green Day-inspired rock musical American Idiot returns to the Arts Theatre.

Subsequent to a hugely successful 2015 run at the West End venue and a smash-hit 2016 UK tour, the sounds of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams”, “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends” will once again have audiences rocking for a strictly limited run, with Faulkner and Lily continuing in their roles.

Packed with many of Green Day’s greatest hits, the punk band’s music scores three young boyhood friends, seeking a place in a world still feeling the shockwaves of the events of 9/11.

Directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, the show also includes several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.” This is a punchy, vociferous musical which might just offer you The Time Of Your Life.

Cast & Creatives

Cast
Newton Faulkner (from 7 May), Amelia Lily, Cellen Chugg Jones, Jemma Geanaus, Alexis Gerred, Llandyll Gove, Karina Hind, Emma Housley, Lawrence Libor, Lucas Rush, Steve Rushton, Alice Stokoe
Director
Racky Plews
Music by
Green Day
Lyrics by
Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by
Billie Joe Armstrong & Michael Mayer
Choreographer
Racky Plews
Lighting Designer
Tim Deiling
Sound
Chris Whybrow

Arts Theatre

Address
Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB
Telephone
020 7836 8463
Official site
artstheatrewestend.co.uk/
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (50m)
Nearest bus
24, 29, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross
Parking

Westminter City Council car park at China Town. NCP at Upper St Martin's Lane. Very limited metered parking available in surrounding streets- free after 6.30pm.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7836 8463
Discounts
Available for wheelchair/scooter users and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats B1 and B16 in the Circle and A1, A14, B1, B16 & 17, C18 and BB1 & 2 in the Stalls offer the best leg room.
Access description
Access to main entrance via a slight ramp and through double doors. Box office counter is straight ahead. 19 steps down to the Stalls to the right of the box office and 5 steps up to the Circle to the left of it. Venue carpeted throughout, stairs are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
None at present
Guide dogs policy
2 guide dogs allowed into auditorium. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Wheelchairs
Entrance to the auditorium via double fire EXIT doors to the left of the main entrance. Long, slightly sloped corridor with handrail on one side takes one to the back of the Circle. 1 space for wheelchair/scooter user in the back of the Circle. Transfer seating for either 2 wheelchairs or 1 scooter user to an aisle seat - please ask when booking.
Toilets
No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls- the cubicles are very narrow.
Disabled toilets
Very large cubicle with some adapted toilet facilities at the back of Circle. Fully adapted toilet planned during refurbishment in 2005.
Bars
Bar located inside the foyer, the counter is to the left (1.2m high) with low moveable seating in the centre. Bar with moveable seating also at Stalls level. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens
Age suitability
Adults
Genre
Musical
Duration
1hr40
Previews from
08.07.2016
Opening night
13.07.2016
Closing
25.09.2016
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