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Sinbad: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Panto – New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Writer &Director: Peter Rowe Musical Director: Ben Goddard Choreographer: Darragh O’Leary Reviewer: Paul Pearce Couch Well done, Peter Rowe – the Big Seven (Cinderella, Puss in Boots, Jack &The Beanstalk, Sleeping Beauty, Babes In The Wood, Aladdin, and Snow White) have been jostled aside for something a little more – quite literally – adventurous for this year’s Rock ‘n’ Roll ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Arts Theatre, London

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer:Tom Finch From the moment the audience enters the auditorium of the Arts Theatre there’s no getting away from the setting of Sell A Door’s production of this anarchic musical byGreen Day. With moody punks dotted around the house and clips ...

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American Idiot – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Producing a concept album in 2004 was a brave move for US pseudo-punks Green Day. It isn’t hyperbole to describe that album, American Idiot, as culturally significant in US rock history, winning a Grammy Award in 2005 and ...

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Green Day’s American Idiot – Exeter Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Cast of American Idiot UK Tour 2016

Book: Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer Music: Green Day Lyrics: Billie Joe Armstrong Director and Choreographer: Racky Plews Reviewer: Christy Ku   Punk rock as musical theatre – sounds ridiculous? It couldn’t possibly work – but it does. The award-winning musical takes its title and music from Green Day’s multimillion-selling concept album American Idiot and uses a few tracks ...

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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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