Jon’s girlfriend, Susan, wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend, Michael, is making big bucks on Madison Avenue yet Jon is still waiting on tables and trying to write the Great Musical Blockbuster…
Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical, tick, tick…Boom! , a funny, melancholy, look at fading youth, opens at London’s Bridge House Theatre next week.
tick, tick…Boom! is the story of the composer, Larson, on the brink of turning 30, his fear of falling into oblivion, and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in the theatre.
Audiences will love this youthful, endearing and thoughtful piece that embraces the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life’s most difficult challenges.
Set in 1990, tick, tick…Boom! is a compelling story of personal discovery presented as a rock musical that takes you on the playwright/composer’s journey which led to a Broadway blockbuster.
Sadly Larson only wrote two musicals before his sudden death at the age of 35. He went on to win posthumous Pulitzer and Tony Awards for his other show, Rent.
tick, tick…Boom! is the inaugural autumn musical from Bridge House Productions (producers Rachel Tucker and Rob Harris, and artistic director, Guy Retallack ), who are the team behind the venue’s acclaimed sell-out Christmas Shows.
It stars West End trio, Alex Lodge as Jon, Georgie Ashford as Susan and James Hume as Michael .
Said Retallack: “Jonathan Larson’s late 20th century neurotic rock musical is alarmingly prescient.
“At a time when work/life balance feels ever more precarious Jon’s search to make it in the Big Apple feels thrillingly relevant.”
tick, tick…Boom! runs at the Bridge House Theatre, South London, from October 1 – 27.