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American Idiot The Musical
London’s Arts Theatre welcomes back its 2015 smash hit rock musical American Idiot.
Featuring songs by Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Famers Green Day, lyrics penned by Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong and a book by Armstrong and Michael Mayer, American Idiot tells the story of three childhood friends trying, and failing, to navigate a post-9/11 world.
Winner of two Tony Awards and a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is a heart-pounding 100 minutes of pop-punk heaven. Adapted from Green Day’s award-winning, platinum-selling album American Idiot, itself inspired by epic rock operas such as Jesus Christ Superstar and The Who’s Tommy, the musical features a full catalogue of hits including ‘Boulevard of Broken Dreams’, ‘Wake Me Up When September Ends’ and chartbusting title track ‘American Idiot’. The super-charged score is seamlessly united with a tense narrative about coming of age in a splintered modern America.
Directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, American Idiot stars double-platinum-selling artist Newton Faulkner in the lead role of Johnny and X Factor finalist Amelia Lily as love interest Whatsername.
Back on the West End for a limited time only, book your American Idiots tickets today.
84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU
- Cancellation Policy
No refunds after booking.
1 hour 45 minutes
- Good To Know
Newton Faulkner will not be performing on Sun 10 July, Sun 24 July, Sun 7 Aug & Sun 14 Aug.
- How Does It Work
You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and bring it to the Box Office. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.
- Suitable For Children
14+ Contains strong language and drug references
- When Can I Go
8th July – 25th September 2016
Tuesday – Saturday 8pm
Sunday 3pm and 6pm
- Where Do I Go
Arts Theatre : 6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H7JB
NEAREST TUBE: LEICESTER SQUARE.
Take the Cambridge Circus exit (Exit 3). The theatre is the first street on the right.
84 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU
Latest customer reviews
22 September 2016
Out of this world amazing. So much energy and brilliant staging!
trisha corrigan Confirmed ticket purchaser
18 September 2016
Truly the best West End show we have ever seen - in fact so good we've seen it twice.!!
Helena Confirmed ticket purchaser
A spectacular burst of energy!
11 September 2016
Absolutely brilliant! I didn't know what to expect, I knew nothing about the show or the storyline beforehand. I cried with joy as soon as it started, during the poignant moments and at the finale. I was so overwhelmed with unexpected happiness. I was just blown away. I could not take my eyes off the stage, the set, the performers, who are also musicians. The choreography was fab. It was anarchic, frenetic, loud, funny, sad. There was minimal, but necessary dialogue. It is the best show that I have ever seen. The three main leads were brilliant (Newton Faulkner playing the lead role) - actually, the full company was amazing. The costumes were really cool. Everything perfectly fitted in with the Green Day songs. I could see this again and again. I will probably never stop talking about it! As soon as I hit the 'submit review' button, I will probably think of something else to say! Highly recommended. Please, whole world, go and see this show!
Ali Phillips Confirmed ticket purchaser
Even Old People!!!
11 September 2016
My Grandaughter has loved Green days music for years, I took her last year to see American Idiot and as I am 72 was very sceptical, but I am an eclectic theatre goer. I really enjoyed it and loved the terrific energy of the cast. Yesterday I came again with my other two grandchildren as well plus my two daughters everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Although rock music is not my thing to watch the fabulous cast dancing was great and I loved the slower lyrical songs.
Nanny Confirmed ticket purchaser
Loud with poor sound quality
5 September 2016
This show was so disappointing! The recorded soundtrack was so loud you couldn't hear the singers. The play was dispiriting and with no character development, and the performers jarred and jarring.
K Davison Confirmed ticket purchaser
Hard to get lyrics
5 September 2016
It was a tiny well used of space over the stage and quite enjoyable BUT the singing was hard to understand what they were singing about as music over takes voices.
Xavier Confirmed ticket purchaser
You'd be an IDIOT to miss this: will have the time of your life !!
4 September 2016
WOW!!! Blew me away the first time I saw it so just had to go again . As a Newton Faulkner fan I may be slightly biased but he was amazing, funny, endearing, sad and his comic timing was spot on! The three stories running concurrently are entwined through the music, particularly Novacane which is an attempt to salve the hurt that all three characters are experiencing at that point. The entire cast were brilliant, dancers were expert, the musicians that were on stage the entire time , without a break, were brilliant and of course the main characters have been expertly cast. LOVE the concept of Johnny's drugs demon personified in St Jimmy - a fantastic invention played by Lucas Rush who also directs the show - and actually, my favourite character. The story seems tragic yet endearing towards the end ( no spoilers!!) but I will say that afterwards we met the cast as they mingled and one of the guitarists asked us if we were ok as he saw us crying :-D All in all, undoubtedly the best musical I have seen - and I have seen a lot- want to see it again and again!! Even if you are not a true Green Day fan you will be so immersed in the stories and see the relevance of GD's music as it is brought to life. A MUST SEE!!!
Colleen St John Confirmed ticket purchaser
28 August 2016
From start to finish an excellent show Superb music and vocals in an overall awesome show. Amelia Lily is fantastic and really sells a brilliant show . All of the cast contribute well to this awesome show
Iain.T Confirmed ticket purchaser
Brilliant Cast but not a great production
8 August 2016
Phenomenally talented actor/musicians and some really beautiful lighting moments that were a pleasure to watch. However, I could barely hear the vocals over the band for most of the show and the choreography was cringe-worthy. The whole production doesn't really read like a musical - rather than having the music help to tell a story it's pretty much just back to back numbers and the lyrics aren't actually very strongly related to what's happening. It's like the scenes are being played out but someone accidently left a Green Day album on shuffle over the top of them! At 2 hours with no interval I think they could have very easily cut an hour off it or put an interval in - it gets a bit relentless and samey after 2 hours!
Elli Andrews Confirmed ticket purchaser
Great show in the modern era
29 July 2016
We went as we knew it would appeal to our 18 year old son. Yes there is regular use of the F word, but its a gritty show about a disallusioned youth, its the language they use, so its necessary. It helps if you know Green Days songs well, I knew the obvious ones, the wife less so, our son, of course all of it. The cast make use of a very cosy stage, and props excellently. They sing well, dance well, act well and its a show with no break in the middle so they are constantly on the go. So if you know any Green Day stuff, are not offended by a bit of language and enjoy a musical this is well worth watching.
Colin Clark Confirmed ticket purchaser
27 July 2016
Two hours of sheer brilliance - energetic, thrilling and stacked with hugely talented performers. Steve Ruston in particular is sensational as Will. Lucas Rush is wonderfully menacing as St Jimmy, whilst Amelia Lily's voice is just divine, despite her somewhat limited role as Whatshername. Supported by a powerful live band, brilliant choreography and production, this really is a show not to be missed.
Andrew H Confirmed ticket purchaser
American Idiot - Amazing
24 July 2016
Seen this show twice now, once in Manchester and then yesterday in London. The whole cast is fantastic but Newton Faulkner stole the London show.
Samantha O'Toole Confirmed ticket purchaser
everyone was amazing, except..
21 July 2016
The show was incredible. Great use of set, the band was FLAWLESS, the choreography brilliant. Newton Faulkner as Johnny brings a natural personality of a distraught young man, without getting into the stereotypical "punk rock, head banging teenager". Everyone was incredible, the understudies for Extraordinary Girl and Heather were outstanding (makes you think how amazing the regulars must be) but what made the show lose that spark was the female lead "Whatshername". There was no personality, no acting, and an uncomfortable feeling when she was on stage. It lost a lot of the chemistry of the show, and was extremely forgettable. Overall, show was great. Would recommend!
Alex Confirmed ticket purchaser
13 July 2016
Newton as Johnny was the best thing I've ever seen. We also had Cellen as Tunny and he was outstanding.
Chris Wood Confirmed ticket purchaser
10 July 2016
An absolute must for Green Day lovers!! This musical of the American Idiot album is superb in every way. Although none of the headline leading actors were in this performance, you could not fault it in anyway.... They all deserved their standing ovation as it was an excellent performance. We will definitely be booking again!!
JacquiV Confirmed ticket purchaser