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American Idiot returns to the West End

Newton Faulkner stars alongside Amelia Lily in the production

Newton Faulkner
Newton Faulkner
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Racky Plews' production of Green Day's American Idiot will return to the West End.

American Idiot will run at the Arts Theatre between 13 July and 25 September. Pop musician Newton Faulkner will star as Johnny in the show alongside X Factor finalist Amelia Lily as Whatsername.

The production arrives in the West End following a UK tour and stars Cellen Chugg Jones (Theo), Jemma Geanaus (Alysha), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Karina Hind (Libby), Emma Housley (Heather), Lawrence Libor (Swing), Lucas Rush (St Jimmy) Steve Rushton (Will) and Alice Stokoe (Extraordinary Girl).

American rock band Green Day wrote the musical which scored a Grammy Award and two Tony Awards. The musical is about three friends searching for meaning after 9/11.

The musical was nominated for seven WhatsOnStage Awards this year.

American Idiot tours the UK and then runs at the Arts Theatre from 13 July to 25 September.