“The characters are wanting to figure things out, step up, and stand up for things they believe in... It’s about learning the hard lessons” - Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day frontman.
Set against the backdrop of the infamous Bush administration and the stupefying propaganda of the mainstream media, American Idiot takes Green Day’s chart-topping 2004 punk rock album and brings it to life in the most spectacular fashion. The story follows the conflicted anti-hero, Johnny, the self-proclaimed “Jesus of Suburbia”, and his two friends Will and Tunny, as they attempt to break out of their mind-numbing, aimless suburban existence. The musical simultaneously charts the story from the perspective of the girls - Whatsername, Heather and Extraordinary Girl - who all must deal with the pressures and frustrations of independent adult life. All are hopelessly stuck in a monotonous and unfulfilling daily routine, struggling to find the balance between “rage and love”, a conflict that seems to define their lost generation. With Green Day’s heart-pounding, visceral, beautiful songs, American Idiot is guaranteed to bring the Deb Hall to its knees.
Warning: This show contains adult language and themes. Adult supervision is recommended for children of 14 and under.