West End and UK tour casts of American Idiot reunite for charity performance

The West End and UK tour casts of American Idiot have reunited for a special performance.

A Green Day medley performed during the UK Lockdown by cast members of American Idiot has been released to support the Barn Theatre and The Ben Kinsella Trust.

Producer Alexis Gerred said: “I wanted to utilise the incredible talent and creativity of my Idiotic friends during a time of such uncertainty in the Performing Industry.

“This is a chance to help bring awareness, funds and hope to Charities and Fundraisers that mean a lot to us… but ultimately if this medley just puts a smile on someone’s face, then that is also job done. We all need something to smile about at the moment and reconnecting with my friends to create this has been hugely rewarding. We are Idiots forever. Enjoy.

“Please check out The Ben Kinsella Trust and The Barn Theatre who are such worthy causes, in very different ways.” – Alexis Gerred

Donations can be made to the Barn Theatre at http://www.barntheatre.org/sob, calling 01285 648255 or texting SAVEOURBARN 10 to donate £10 to 70085, texts cost the donation value plus one standard rate message.

Donations to The Ben Kinsella Trust can be made at http://www.benkinsella.org.uk/support.

Cast appearing in the video are Newton Faulkner, Aaron Sidwell, Amelia Lily, Alexis Gerred, Steve Rushton, Lucas Rush, Luke Baker, Llandyll Gove, Ross William Wild, Luke Friend, Sam Lavery, Natasha Barnes, Raquel Jones, Natasha Karp, Matt Thorpe, Cellen Chugg Jones, Karina Hind, Emma Housley, Alice Stokoe, Jennifer Caldwell, Charlotte Reavey, Shekinah McFarlane, Samuel Pope, Alexandra Robinson, Christian Tyler-Wood, Rory Maguire, Joshua Dowen, Siobhan O’Driscoll, Lawrence Libor, Racky Plews and Katie Bradley.

Making up the band are Tommaso Varvello, Nick Kent, Steve Rushton, Rob Wicks and Alex Marchisone.

The medley was arranged by Steve Rushton, mixed & Mastered by Jon Wright Music and edited by Alexis Gerred.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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