Montrose performer is West End star in Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ musical

Llandyll Gove in the role of Marc Bolan.
Llandyll Gove in the role of Marc Bolan.

A Montrose singer and dancer has made the big time in London’s West End starring in Green Day’s Tony Award winning Broadway musical ‘American Idiot’.

Llandyll Gove auditioned and was successfully cast alongside Amelia Lily from X Factor and Steve Rushton from Son of Dork.

He said: “This is punk at its best. We have all had our hair dyed and cut punk style.”

Llandyll is already well-known in Montrose for his teenage talents in Highland and Irish dance competitions and performances.

He directed and produced his first concert in Montrose Town Hall in 2014 called ‘West End in the Gable End’. Llandyll plans to direct another show in early 2016.

After attending Glasgow Academy of Musical Theatre Arts he was immediately signed by London agent Sheri Copeland at K Talent Artist Management. His first job was on cruise liners doing various shows for 11 months around the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. This was followed by a stint as Aladdin in the Cork Opera House panto in Ireland and filming a movie musical called Walking on Sunshine which was released in summer 2014.

Llandyll has been cast in many roles in musicals including as Marc Bolan from T.Rex in 20th Century Boy and Kenickie in the touring production of the West End musical, Grease which was choreographed by Arlene Phillips.

He was cast in the brand new production of ‘Saturday Night Fever’, directed by Andrew Wright which toured the UK for six months finishing in April, taking on the role of Double J, who was a bad guy wanting to join the mob.

Llandyll was made fight captain on the tour which meant he was in charge of all the fight scenes and made sure they were always done safely and without injury.

He said: “Rock musicals have always been my favourite, growing up on ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ with my mum.

“Following the tour, the cast of 20th Century Boy was asked to perform at BBC Proms in the Park alongside the like of Rufus Wainright and Earth Wind and Fire to a crowd of more than 60,000.”