Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway phenomenon takes Australia by storm.


  • Direction by Craig Ilott and design by Josh McIntosh, Craig Wilkinson and Matthew Marshall, combine to give a visually rich experience.
  • The impressive projected video content (designed by Craig Wilkinson) is full of images recognisable for their part in a saturated media. Both the projections and Matthew Marshalls’ outstanding lighting design (which plays an integral role in enhancing the production’s electric vibe) are enormous assets to the show.
  • “Josh McIntosh‘s set is a classic nondescript rundown back-alley that can easily adapt as the scenes change with the brilliant use of projection.”
    On The Town
  • Video projection enhances the detailed set and creates some amazing sequences. 
  • The lighting design by Matthew Marshall, Video Design by Craig Wilkinson and Set Design by Josh McIntosh were dynamic and dripping with energy.
  • “The synchronisation of sound, vocal, dance, lighting and other audio-visual elements is paramount to the show’s success, and the precision of all involved here is hugely impressive.”
  • About

    shake & stir theatre co

    Green Day’s explosive, award-winning Broadway phenomenonAmerican Idiot is getting set to take Australia by storm as it embarks on a national tour. Winner of two Tony Awards® and the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, American Idiot is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9/11, Trumpian-suburbia, discovering love, loss, drugs, sex and rock and roll along the way. The show features the music of Green Day with lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. This electrified rock musical has had Green Day fans in rapture and introduced a generation of theatregoers to their grab-you-by-the-throat musical style, that simultaneously strums the heart strings. American Idiot features every song from the album of the same name as well as several songs from the follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

    Come and discover what all the noise is about.

    This high-octane music theatre/rock spectacle showcases an all-Australian cast including the phenomenally talented and multi – Helpmann Award nominee Phoebe Panaretos as Whatsername and Aussie rock legends Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon) Adalita (Magic Dirt) and Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) playing in rotation as St Jimmy.

    optikal bloc joined the American Idiot team in 2017 as video designer and video producer, for video content on and off the stage.

    The design featured a 9x6m projection mapped surface and 15 x 55inch TVs scattered amongst the set in both portrait and landscape orientations.

    Production images by Dylan Evans Photography

  • Creative Team

    Creative Team

    Music - Green Day
    Book - Michael Mayer
    Director - Craig Ilott
    Choreographer - Lucas Newland
    Music Director - Glenn Moorhouse
    Lighting Designer - Matt Marshall
    Video Designer - Craig Wilkinson, optikal bloc
    Set Designer - Josh McIntosh
    Costume Designer - Melanie Knight

    Creative Design - Craig Wilkinson
    Technical Design - Stephen Brodie
    Video Design Illustrator - Sean Dowling
    Watchout Programmer - Kyle Renphrey, Nigel Capenhurst
    Video Technician - Dale Norris
    BTS Videographer - Tanner Smith

    Production Partners - Interactive Controls

  • Media

Video Design featurette

Get a sneak peek into the process of creating the original video design for the Australian Premiere of Green Day's American Idiot


Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
11 – 14 January 2018
Her Majesty’s, Adelaide Festival Centre
19 – 28 January 2018
Crown Theatre
2 – 11 February 2018
Comedy Theatre
From 23 February 2018
Playhouse Theatre, QPAC
13 – 21 April 2018
Darwin Entertainment Centre
3 – 6 May 2018


Check out some of the video marketing campaign content we produced for the 2017 Brisbane season and 2018 national tour.

Sarah McLeod (The Superjesus) takes on St Jimmy

Audience Reactions Melbourne

Melbourne 30 trailer

Inside Aussie Idiot teaser

Audience Reviews at Sydney Opera House

Adalita (Magic Dirt) takes on St Jimmy

G'Day from Green Day

Sarah McLeod and Adalita announcement

National Tour Launch trailer

Media Junket with Phil Jamieson (Grinspoon)

2017 Journey into Jingletown

2017 Cast Announcement

2017 Vox Pops

2017 Meet the Characters "Johnny"

Rehearsals with Chris Cheney (The Living End)

2017 TVC

2017 Launch Announcement