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Full casting announced for the 10th anniversary tour of American Idiot

American Idiot
American Idiot

Full casting has been announced for the special 10th-anniversary tour of American Idiot – the groundbreaking Tony award-winning rock musical with music by punk-pop and multi-Grammy award-winning band Green Day. Leading the cast is: Waterloo Road’s Tom Milner as Johnny; 2013’s X Factor third place runner-up Luke Friend as St Jimmy; and 2016 X Factor finalist Sam Lavery as Whatsername.

The cast is completed by: Glenn Adamson (Theo); Laura Marie Benson (Lesley); Jennifer Caldwell (Swing); Joshua Dowen (Tunny); Raquel Jones (Extraordinary Girl); Daniel Law (Swing); Rory Maguire (Gerard); Shekinah McFarlane (Alysha); Siobhan O’Driscoll (Heather); Samuel Pope (Will); Alexandra Robinson (Libby); and Christian Tyler-Wood (Declan).

The tour opens on 17 January in Dunstable, with press night in Southampton on 24 January, before visiting Cardiff, Edinburgh, Malvern, Leicester, Blackpool, Dublin, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Reading, Bridlington, Wimbledon, Eastbourne, Glasgow, Bradford and Aberdeen.

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, which premiered in December 2009 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, 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.

This story of youthful disillusion and mistrust of society and government has never been more current; particularly with the modern parallels in the USA where school children have mobilised to form an impressive campaign for gun law reform.

The musical’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 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.

American Idiot The Musical is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, design by Sara Perks, sound by Chris Whybrow and lighting by Tim Deiling. The production is produced by Selladoor Worldwide and presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

TOUR VENUES
DUNSTABLE GROVE THEATRE
17 – 19 January 2019
Book Online
01582 602 080

SOUTHAMPTON MAYFLOWER THEATRE
22 – 26 January 2019
mayflower.org.uk
02380 711 811

CARDIFF NEW THEATRE
29 January – 02 February 2019
newtheatrecardiff.co.uk
029 2087 8889

EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE
05 – 09 February 2019
Book Online
0844 871 3014

MALVERN FESTIVAL THEATRE
12 – 16 February 2019
malvern-theatres.co.uk
01684 892 277

LEICESTER HAYMARKET
26 February – 02 March 2019
haytheatre.com
0116 296 1236

BLACKPOOL WINTER GARDENS
05 – 09 March 2019
wintergardensblackpool.co.uk
01253 625 252

DUBLIN GAIETY THEATRE
19 – 23 March 2019
gaietytheatre.ie
0818 719388

SHEFFIELD LYCEUM
26 – 30 March 2019
sheffieldtheatres.co.uk
0114 249 6000

MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
02 – 06 April 2019
Book Online
0844 871 3019

BIRMINGHAM NEW ALEXANDRA THEATRE
09 – 13 April 2019
Book Online
0844 871 6971

BRIGHTON THEATRE ROYAL
16 – 20 April 2019
Book Online
0844 871 7650

MILTON KEYNES THEATRE
23 – 27 April 2019
Milton Keynes Theatre
0844 871 7652

READING HEXAGON
30 April – 04 May 2019
readingarts.com
0118 960 6060

BRIDLINGTON SPA THEATRE
07 – 11 May 2019
bridspa.com
01262 678 258

WIMBLEDON NEW THEATRE
14 – 18 May 2019
Book Online
0844 871 7646

EASTBOURNE CONGRESS THEATRE
21 – 25 May 2019
eastbournetheatres.co.uk
01323 412 000

GLASGOW KINGS THEATRE
28 May – 01 June 2019
Book Online
0844 371 7648

BRADFORD ALHAMBRA THEATRE
11 – 15 June 2019
bradford-theatres.co.uk
0127 443 2000

ABERDEEN HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE
18 – 22 June 2019
aberdeenperformingarts.com
01224 641122

Further dates and venues to be announced in due course.

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