tick, tick… BOOM!


Presented by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joe C Brown,
in association with Park Theatre

Before Rent, there was tick, tick… BOOM!

An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical rock musical. The Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner tells the story of the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre.

His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue and yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the great American musical. Set in 1990, this compelling story of personal discovery embraces the ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.

Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors and a band, tick, tick… BOOM! takes you on the journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster.


It’s an anxious, brooding, navel-gazing show, given an elegiac sense of reflectiveness in Bronagh Lagan’s intimate and haunting new production.

The Stage – 4*

This is a lovingly crafted production that owes a lot to its composer, but just as much to its fantastic cast and creative team.

Theatre Weekly – 5*

an energetic, explosive musical that doesn’t stop in pace for the whole ninety minutes.

London Theatre 1 – 4*

the audience is metaphorically teetering on the brink of really discovering something lasting and significant about them

British Theatre – 4*


3rd – 27th May 2017

Park Theatre, London

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

DIRECTOR – BRONAGH LAGAN

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – GARETH BRETHERTON

SET & COSTUME DESIGNER – NIK CORRALL

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