American Idiot

Arts

American Idiot

17 Jul 2015 - 29 Nov 2015

£15.00 - £25.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

3.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
1 reviews

4.0 out of 5.0

The story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world, features Green Day’s hit songs including Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and the title track from 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album, American Idiot. Also includes songs from Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown and unreleased song, When It’s Time.

Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical makes its West End premiere. 

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“The anti-war movement’s hopeless howl... A snapshot of our times... Surprisingly nuanced, haunting. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Sharp-witted version that throbs with some of the energy of a rock gig... Vibrant company and instrumentalists... Pulsating. ”

Paul Taylor (The Independent)

“Sidwell is superbly cast as the anti-establishment, angst-ridden, Mohawk-topped Johnny. He commands the stage. ”

What's on Stage (Other reviewers)

“Green Day musical has enough wit and warmth to attract a mainstream audience. ”

Other newspaper reviewers

“An impressionistic blur... lots of frenetic flashing lights but not enough heart... There's no faulting the young, sexy cast. ”

Mark Shenton (The Stage, London Theatre, Express)

“Rough and ready... Plews has her cast generate a fearsome energy that never relents... Sidwell causes sparks to fly. ”

Fiona Mountford (Evening Standard)

“Sizzling with sounds of disaffection and anger... loud and undeniably energising but not so much angry as relentlessly perky. ”

Lyn Gardner (The Guardian)

“A high octane, tinnitus-inducing performance... Has no more political or social analysis than High School The Musical. ”

Patrick Marmion (Time Out, Daily Mail)

“Does have pace and punch... the live, loud music proves how often Green Day deliver a tuneful hook and an emotional slug. ”

Holly Williams (What's On Stage, Time Out, Independent)

Peer Reviews (1)    

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