Amelia Lily back to North East for American Idiot theatre show in Sunderland
Green Day’s American Idiot theatre production is coming to the Sunderland Empire Theatre next year featuring North East X Factor star Amelia Lily.
The Tony Award winning musical will begin in March 2016 before reaching the Empire theatre on May 24.
Amelia Lily will be reprising her role as Whatsername for the production.
She said: “It’s been an amazing experience playing Whatsername in the West End and now I get to do it all over again next year around the UK.”
Middlesborough-born Amelia who finished third on the eighth series of the X-Factor made her debut in the West End earlier this year but has expressed her delight in returning to the region.
She added: “I’m super excited to be coming back to the North East with American Idiot. I’ve always wanted to perform at the Sunderland Empire.
“I’ve seen many shows there in the past and can’t wait to perform there next year with such a cool show.”
The show follows the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world.
It also features some of Green Day’s hit songs such as Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Wake Me Up When September Ends and the blockbuster title track American Idiot, from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum album.