American Idiot - Edinburgh, Edinburgh Playhouse - London Theatre Tickets
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Green Day's explosive, award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot will get its premiere in the UK in 2012 with a major national tour featuring a thrilling American tour cast, including a stop at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11 world, American Idiot features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. Its hit songs include 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams,' '21 Guns,' 'Wake Me Up When September Ends,' 'Holiday' and the blockbuster title track 'American Idiot' from Green Day's 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included are several songs from Green Day's 2009 release '21st Century Breakdown,' and an unreleased love song, 'When It's Time.' "We're excited to be bringing the US stage production of American Idiot to the UK and Ireland," said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. "We played to some of the most insane crowds when we toured the album there, and we can't wait for our friends across the pond to see the musical." The acclaimed creative team includes choreography by British Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (Black Watch), and music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt (Next to Normal). The Tony Award-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour. Winner of two Tony Awards and the 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive and it ran for over a year.
Venue: Edinburgh Playhouse, 18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA.
Directions: The Edinburgh Playhouse is situated on Greenside Place, at the top of Leith Walk and close to the east end of Princes Street. This is less than 10 minute's walk from Waverley Station, 5 minutes walk from the bus station and on various major bus routes.
- Matinees: Friday 5pm, Saturday 4pm.
- Evenings: Monday to Thursday and Saturday 8pm, Friday 8.30pm.