The storyline itself is pretty thin but thanks to the outstanding vocal performances and incredibly emotive and shocking scenes, American Idiot provides a fun, feisty night out.
Having seen the ways that people can come together in a crisis in the uplifting Come From Away last week, this week brought a more anarchic and nihilistic view of post-9/11 America from American Idiot, the rock opera based on the Green Day concept album of the same name.
The tenth anniversary tour of Green Day’s American Idiot kicks up a storm as this Selladoor production arrives at the Playhouse for a week.
This new production of American Idiot from Selladoor is as brash, raucous and punchy as you might expect and opens with all guns blazing into the title song. T
My advice is if you like Green Day don’t you be an idiot, book now to see this production of American Idiot before it’s too late.
Transplanting a punk pop album onto a musical theatre stage proves an inspired concept as Melbourne embraces the electric energy of Green Day’s American Idiot.
Explosive and full of energy, Edinburgh based youth company Shoogly Peg bring the house down at the King’s with rock’n’roll musical American Idiot.
2016 is coming to an end and to celebrate another year, Emma Clarendon names some of her favourite shows of the year, including Aladdin, Dreamgirls and The Libertine.
After her success with American Idiot, director and choreographer Racky Plews returns to the West End with another American musical, Vanities, which receives its European premiere next month at Trafalgar Studios. What attracted her to the project?
Green Day’s anarchic and rebellious, teen-angst filled musical, American Idiot is back on the London stage with a star-studded cast who battle, and floor, the age-old scepticism of putting celebrities into a commercial show.
Green Day’s American Idiot is a celebrated punk rock concept Album written post 911. Wild speculation about who it is making reference to was rife at the time of release. Though fiercely denied by all (even in the shows programme), as we take to our seats videos are being projected of President George Bush’ various speeches.
As new Prime Minister Theresa May forms her Brexit government, Sell a Door founders David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree have outlined their concerns about how Brexit impacts them as theatre producers of national and international tours including Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, James and the Giant Peach and Green Day’s American Idiot, now returned to London’s Arts Theatre for its second West End …
Happy Independence Day to our American friends. As we charge headlong into July, here are a few hot show openings this month that you need to keep an eye out for: American Idiot, Blanc de Blanc, Exposure, Groundhog Day, How the Other Half Loves and I’m Getting My Act Together…
With so many great productions heading to London, here is a quick guide to some of the most hotly anticipated musicals ahead in the West End. Click on the links to BOOK TICKETS….
Following on from its critically acclaimed 2015 London run and 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 to 25 September 2016, with press night on Wednesday 13 July.
Green Day’s concept punk album explored something that teenagers around the world have been doing forever – questioning societal constructs and their own purpose in life, and feeling as though they are the only person in to experience this existential crisis. But, with a large focus on the post-2001 world, the 2004 release of American Idiot went even further, by ramping up the rage and frustration and channeling this into a highly charged and chaotic collection of thoughts and guitars.
After rounding up various publications’ #theatre2015 highlights yesterday, it’s time to reflect on my own year in the stalls (well, mainly in the stalls, occasionally in the dress circle)… My top ten lists include: new plays, revivals, musicals, performances, events and ones to watch.
It has long been recognised that when writing about his world, Barrie Keefe’s finger is firmly on society’s pulse. With Barbarians however Keefe goes one step further, not just finding that pulse, but slicing it open in front of us, confronting his audience with those bloody, ugly realities that, skin-deep, continually surround us.
A 1970s trilogy of short plays, Barbarians follows three disaffected young men from their confused and sometimes angry adolescence into adulthood. Keefe’s deployment of irony is always a treat and the evening’s opening play, Killing Time is peppered with his trademark black humour as the teenagers, not long out of school, contemplate an evening of petty crime.
Curve today announces its spring 2016 season following record-breaking ticket sales, a surge in visitor numbers to the iconic building in the heart of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter and an increase in turnover to £7.8m – Curve’s highest figure since opening in 2008. The first under new leadership team of Chief Executive Chris Stafford, Artistic Director Nikolai Foster and Commercial Director Alister de Ternant, the season includes an all-new production of the award-winning West End and Broadway smash hit musical comedy Legally Blonde, directed by Foster and opening on 14 April, with previews from 11 April and running until 14 May.
Birth-wise, more than three decades separate The Who’s Tommy and Green Day’s American Idiot, but location-wise, the distance is only three short train stops, from London’s Charing Cross to Greenwich. That is, for the next few weeks in any case. It’s a happy coincidence that these two “rock operas” based on groundbreaking “concept albums” are both […]
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