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American Idiot – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Cast of the 2016 UK Touring Cast of American Idiot

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Racky Plews Reviewer: James Garrington There is a saying that you should hit the audience right between the eyes when the curtain goes up, and American Idiot certainly follows that advice. Following a few quiet moments of video setting the scene, a cloth is pulled ...

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American Idiot – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director; Racky Plews Reviewer: Craig Hepworth Punk is not something you normally associate with a theatrical form, it's loud, it's busy and often lyrically predictable, that is until Green Day released the groundbreaking album American Idiot. American Idiot is an angry yet hopeful look at the ...

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NEWS: Sheridan Smith transfers to the West End with Funny Girl

The Menier Chocolate Factory’s production ofFunny Girlis to transfer to the West End, following a sold-out run at the Chocolate Factory, which begins later this month, it’s been announced today [30 October].Michael Mayer’s production, starring award-winning actressSheridan Smithas Fanny Brice, is to open at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April for a limited 12-week run until 12 July. David Babani, ...

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American Idiot – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Director: Michael Mayer Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Choreography: Steven Hoggett Reviewer: Karen McCandless [Rating: 3] Punk rock in the shape of the Green Day-based musical American Idiot rocked Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre with a fast-paced, high-energy performance, packed to the brim with enthusiasm and fun. The musical features all the usual suspects in terms of songs – American Idiot (of course), ...

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American Idiot – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Book: Billie Joe Armstrong &Michael Mayer Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2.5] Released in September 2004, American Idiot was Green Day's message for the disenfranchised masses of a George W Bush led country, a United States of increasing crime, increasing unemployment and one of decreasing hope for the next generation. The album ...

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American Idiot – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Writers: Billie Joe Armstrong &Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: Jacqui Onions [rating:3] American Idiot is the award-winning musical featuring the songs of Green Day. Centred around three young men - childhood best friends - finding their way in post-9/11 America and the very different journeys life takes them on, there is a ...

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American Idiot – The Mayflower, Southampton

Writer: Billie Joe Armstrong &Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director: Michael Mayer Reviewer: Kerri Peck [Rating:4.0] Based on Green Day's GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it has never gone before. American Idiot is a true rock opera, almost exclusively using the music of Green Day and the lyrics of ...

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