There is no doubt that the Midlands is filled with young theatre talent. And that was yet again proved tonight in the company of Lichfield Garrick Youth Theatre.
The raucous rock melodies of Green Day blasted through the theatre as the 43-strong cast energetically took to the stage in an utterly riveting performance of American Idiot that kept you hooked from beginning to end.
It was slick, with a more than competent cast who shone throughout. The three leading men were superb - Dominic Sterland as Will, Elliot Lolley as Tunny and Chris Buckle as Johnny were forces to be reckoned with. Especially Buckle's gritty and more-than-impressive performance of Johnny.
Rocky vocals reigned in Will Stevenson's performance as St Jimmy and excellent cameos from Lydia Gardiner as Whatsername and Harry Singh as Joshua/Favourite Son.
Jessica Lambert and Oliver Rowe make a formidable creative duo. Direction, Musical Direction and Choreography married together perfectly, with rousing harmonies, unquestionable pace and carefully orchestrated dances. Particular musical highlights included Holiday, Boulevard Of Broken Dreams, 21 Guns and Wake Me Up When September Ends.
You'd be an 'idiot' not to miss this show! Playing until Saturday 2 April at Lichfield Garrick.
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