tick, tick…BOOM!



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.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

Co Producer: Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment

Director: Bronagh Lagan

Musical Director: Gareth Bretherton

Set & Costume Designer: Nik Corrall

Lighting Designer: Ben Rogers

Choreographer: Philip Michael Thomas

Assistant Director: Sam Rayner

Stage Manager: Sophie Mason

Sound Operator: Jamie Woods


Jonathan: Chris Jenkins

Susan: Gillian Saker

Michael: Jordan Shaw

Larson’s special talent is memorialised in a production that makes him come alive again★★★★ The Stage, Mark Shenton

“an explosive exploration of an anxious creative genius who, as we know, changed the landscape of musicals forever” ★★★★ The Upcoming

“an energetic, explosive musical that doesn’t stop in pace for the whole ninety minutes” ★★★★ London Theatre1

“the show begins to fly, and does not stop” ★★★★ Musical Theatre Review

“funny yet sad, powerful yet delicate, Tick! Tick! … Boom is one to see” ★★★★ Spy in the Stalls

★★★★★ Theatre Weekly

★★★★ British Theatre

★★★★ Theatre News

★★★★ Last Minute Theatre Tickets

Park Theatre: 3rd – 27th May 2017

Twitter: @ticktickboomLDN