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Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. Check out a first look below!

The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Favorite Boy). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatsername.

The award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot runs from 17 July until 27 September 2015, with press night on 22 July. The musical features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong, and book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer. The production is being directed and choreographed by Racky Plews, with musical supervision by Richard Morris, sound by Chris Whybrow, design by Sara Perks and lighting by Tim Deiling.

American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. 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, moving onto a critically acclaimed Broadway run in April 2010.

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."

American Idiot The Musical is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York.

Vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, Bassist Mike Dirnt, and Drummer Tré Cool - were kids from working-class backgrounds who came of age in the underground punk scene in Berkeley. Even though they had released two records prior (1039 / Smoothed Out Slappy Hours and Kerplunk), they announced their arrival with 1994's Dookie, a dynamic blast of exuberant punk-pop that sold 15 million copies and earned the band its first Grammy® Award for Best Alternative Music Performance. Over the years, Green Day continued to top the charts with their subsequent studio albums Insomniac, Nimrod and Warning, while entertaining millions of fans with their frenetic live shows. But it was their landmark 2004 album American Idiot that launched Green Day into the stratosphere. American Idiot debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard chart, spawned five hit singles, earned seven Grammy® nominations (winning two, including Best Rock Album), and raised the bar for modern rock and roll. In 2009, Green Day released 21st Century Breakdown, which won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Rock Album. It spawned two hit singles: the gold "Know Your Enemy," which was the first song ever to top Billboard's Rock, Alternative, and Mainstream Rock charts simultaneously, and the double-platinum "21 Guns," which earned them three 2009 MTV Video Music Awards including Best Rock Video. Green Day also took home an American Music Award for Favourite Alternative Rock Music Artist. Later that year, Green Day collaborated with Tony Award winning director of Spring Awakening, Michael Mayer, for the stage musical of American Idiot. The play bowed at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and set attendance records during its limited engagement. The play went on to Broadway and ran for a year at the St. James Theatre and won two Tony Awards Green Day's highly anticipated album trilogy kicked off with the release of Green Day ¡Uno!, (September 25, 2012) followed by Green Day ¡Dos! (November 13th), and Green Day ¡Tré! (December 11th). The band recently completed the Soundwave Festival in Australia. For more info visit www.greenday.com.

Photo Credit: Darren Bell

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Raquel Jones, Amelia Lily, Natasha Karp and Robyn Mellor

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Amelia Lily

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Amelia Lily

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Cast of American Idiot

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Aaron Sidwell

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Lucus Rush

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Cast of American Idiot

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Amelia Lily, Aaron Sidwell

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Cast of American Idiot

Photos: First Look at Aaron Sidwell, Luke Baker, Amelia Lily and More in West End's AMERICAN IDIOT
Cast of American Idiot


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