GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT TOUR
The Tony Award winning musical American Idiot premiered at the Mayflower Theatre in Southampton in October before embarking on a short tour with the US cast which finishes at the Hammersmith Apollo in December.
American Idiot features the songs of one of the influential rock band Green Day with hit songs include Boulevard of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns, Wake Me Up When September Ends, Holiday and American Idiot from Green Day's 2004 Grammy award-winning album of the same name.
It is about three disaffected young men, Johnny, Will, and Tunny. Johnny and Tunny flee stifling suburbia and their parents' restrictions tolook for the freedom and excitement of the city while Will stays home to work out his relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. Tunny gives up on life in the city and joins the military while Johnny finds a part of himself that he grows to dislike, has a relationship and experiences lost love.
The all American cast includes Alex Nee as Johnny, Thomas Hettrick as Tunny, Casey O'Farrell as Will, Alyssa DiPalma as Whatsername, Jenna Rubaii as The Extraordinary Girl, Kennedy Caughell as Heather and Trent Saunders as drug-dealer St Jimmy, who was originally played by Green Day lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong.
With a book by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Tony award-winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening), who also co-directs with British Olivier winner and choreographer Steven Hoggett.
THIS TOUR ENDED ON 16TH DECEMBER 2012