Friday, 19 June 2015

Full casting announced for American Idiot

Full casting has been announced for the West End premiere of American Idiot which opens at the Arts Theatre this summer.

Racky Plews will direct and choreograph the production.

The cast will include: Ross William Wild (Joshua), Robyn Mellor (Libby), Raquel K Jones (Extraordinary Girl), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Natasha Karp (Alysha), Steve Rushton (Will), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Llandyll Gove (Gerard) and Luke Baker (Theo).

They join the previously announced Amelia Lily as Whatshername. American Idiot is set to open at the Arts Theatre on 22nd July (previews from 17th July) for a limited run until 27th September 2015. 

American Idiot features music by Green Day with book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. Sound is by Chris Whybrow with design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.

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 Broadway run in April 2010. It toured the UK in 2012. 

Musical numbers 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. Also included are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release 21st Century Breakdown, and an unreleased love song, 'When It’s Time'.

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