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Alexis Gerred in American Idiot at the Arts Theatre

Thursday, 9th Jul 2015  

Cast Members Revealed for the Upcoming Production of the Green Day Musical in the West End

Earlier this year it was revealed that the popular Broadway musical based on the songs of American rock band Green Day, American Idiot, would be returning to the UK in July 2015. The show is set to run at the Arts Theatre in London and its initial announcement coincided with the news that Amelia Lily would be taking on the role of Whatshername.

Now more names have been revealed for the show, including Alexis Gerred, Steve Rushton and Aaron Sidwell as friends Tunny, Will and Johnny.

The story of American Idiot takes its cues from the well known Green Day album of the same name, a concept piece that was a response to a post-9/11 world. We meet three young men in the forms of Johnny, Will and Tunny, whose lives have left them unsatisfied in the American following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Whilst Will has a pregnant wife, Johnny has turned to drugs and Tunny has joined the military, which will soon send him away to war. But as the story unfolds we also hear musical numbers that are taken from the back catalogue of Green Day, including well known tracks from the albums 21st Century Breakdown and American Idiot.
Alexis Gerred has appeared in various productions around the country, including west end shows like Dirty White Boy: Tales Of Soho at the Trafalgar Studios and Dreamboats and Petticoats at the Playhouse Theatre. His other credits include Ian In Rooms: A Rock Romance at the Finborough Theatre and Sleeping Beauty in Cardiff.

He appears in the production alongside the mentioned Lily, Rushton and Sidwell, as well as the also-announced Luke Baker as Leo, Natasha Barnes as Heather, Llandyll Gove as Gerard, Raquel Jones, Natasha Karp, Robyn Mellor, Lucas Rush and Ross William Wild.

The show is set to be directed by Racky Plews, who also provides the choreography, and replaces both Bad Jews and Beautiful Thing, which continue at the venue until July.

American Idiot then runs at the Arts Theatre from Wednesday 22nd July 2015 (previews from Friday 17th July 2015) to Sunday 27th September 2015.

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