tick, tick… BOOM!

3rd to 27th May 2017 – Park Theatre, London

 

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.

 

CAST

CHRIS JENKINS – JONATHAN

GILLIAN SAKER – SUSAN

JORDAN SHAW – MICHAEL

 

DIRECTOR – BRONAGH LAGAN

MUSICAL DIRECTOR – GARETH BRETHERTON

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER – NIK CORRALL

LIGHTING DESIGNER – BEN ROGERS

CHOREOGRAPHER – PHILIP MICHAEL THOMAS

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – SAM RAYNER

PRODUCER – JOE C BROWN

PRODUCER – ARIA ENTERTAINMENT

 

“This is a lovingly crafted production that owes a lot to its composer, but just as much to its fantastic cast and creative team.” – THE STAGE ★★★★

 

“an energetic, explosive musical that doesn’t stop in pace for the whole ninety minutes.” – THEATRE WEEKLY ★★★★★

 

“the audience is metaphorically teetering on the brink of really discovering something lasting and significant about them” – LONDONTHEATRE1 ★★★★