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American Idiot 2019 anniversary tour cast announced

The Tony Award-winning rock musical with music by Green Day is returning for a new tour

The cast of American Idiot

Casting has been announced for the tenth anniversary tour of American Idiot, which kicks off in January 2019.

Based on the music of hit band Green Day, the show features songs such as "Boulevard of Broken Dreams", "21 Guns" and "Wake Me Up When September Ends". It first premiered in December 2009 at Berkeley Rep Theatre in California.

The show won the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Regional Production in 2013 and ran at the Arts Theatre in 2016.

Appearing in the show 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 (Sleeping Beauty the Musical) as Theo, Laura Marie Benson (Thorough Modern Millie) as Lesley, Jennifer Caldwell (Knights of the Rose) as Swing, Joshua Dowen (Footloose) as Tunny, Raquel Jones (Hairspray) as Extraordinary Girl, Daniel Law (Aladdin) as Swing, Rory Maguire (Summer Holiday) as Gerard, Shekinah McFarlane (Hair) as Alysha, Siobhan O'Driscoll (professional stage debut) as Heather, Samuel Pope (All or Nothing) as Will, Alexandra Robinson (La Cage aux Folles) as Libby and Christian Tyler-Wood (Jersey Boys) as Declan.

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

The show is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews with with musical supervision by Richard Morris, design by Sara Perks, sound by Chris Whybrow and lighting by Tim Deiling.