American Idiot, the Tony award-winning rock musical is heading to Edinburgh at the beginning of February.

Leading the cast is: Waterloo Road’s Tom Milner as Johnny; 2013’s X Factor third place runner-up Luke Friend as St Jimmy; and 2016 X Factor finalist Sam Lavery as Whatsername.

Based on the album by American rock band Green Day it’s the story of three friends searching for the meaning of life, a story of disillusionment and dissent of a generation that came of age in a period shaped by tumultuous world events such as the Iraq War and the September 2001 attacks in New York and Washington.

The musical’s 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 will be on at the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th February 2019. Tickets here.