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Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and a smash hit 2016 UK Tour, Green Day’s explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot will be returning to its London home at the Arts Theatre, for a strictly limited run from 8 July – 25 September 2016.

Virtuoso guitarist and Double-platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner will play the leading role of Johnny with X Factor finalist Amelia Lily reprising her acclaimed role as Whatsername. They will be joined by fellow returning cast members including Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy) and Steve Rushton (Will). 

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. 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, moving onto a critically acclaimed Broadway run in April 2010.

Green Day's hit songs include “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track "American Idiot” from their 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.”

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. The production is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.  


"American Idiot pulses with raw energy and rage in a manner that very few shows can muster... I’ve never seen anything quite like it before, and I think that’s a compliment." --The Evening Standard

"The appealingly driven raucousness of Green Day's music and its patches of angst-y sensitivity are powerfully served by the vibrant company and instrumentalists." --The Independent

Production photos by Darren Bell

Additional Information

Age restriction


Running time

1 hour 45 minutes including interval. No latecomers admitted during Act 1.

Performance dates

Tuesday to Saturday 8pm,, Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 3pm and 6pm

Special notes

Please note, latecomers will not be admitted. For content reasons the recommended age is 14 and over although younger children will be allowed entry. Parental discretion advised. The show features scenes of a sexual nature, drug taking and contains strong language.

Venue Information

Arts Theatre6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB

Customer Reviews

46 reviews4.6

Linda Owen25th September

Fantastic show. Actors were great and music superb. Hope to see it again

Anastasia Deillon23rd September

Funny, fresh and great artists !

Judge Mark Painter12th September

Great! Energy and good direction. Only problem a bit too loud--my wife had to leave.

Sue Pidgley11th September

Fantastic show, loved it!

Catherine Asbury7th September

So much energy and emotion !!!

Gonzalo Millan6th September

This was my second time seeing it. It's gotten weaker, but still an 'okay' show.

Amy Hardner23rd August

Great show, music and cast!

Angela Holmes17th August

Great show, thoroughly enjoyed

Susan Catchpole14th August

Great show. Good to see Newton Faulkener in something like this. Loved the theatre too.

clare brunnen14th August

Fantastic & well worth a visit. The actors who play Jimmy & Will are absolutely brilliant! BJ would be proud :)

Martin Telling3rd August

We absolutely loved this show. Great cast and spell binding. Would go again. True to one of the finest albums of a generation. Thanks

Steven Memory31st July

Great show which contained adult themes but was not over the top so suitable for teenagers. Actors were outstanding giveing %100 as were the musicians