Full casting has been announced for tick, tick… BOOM! at Park Theatre: the autobiographical rock musical detailing the journey that led to Jonathan Larson’s big break and Broadway blockbuster, Rent. As Jon frets over his inert career as a composer in the prelude to his thirtieth birthday, the future Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winner, accompanied by his friend and girlfriend, begin to question if it’s time to move away from his theatre aspirations.
The official press night at Park Theatre will be Monday 8 May 2017 at 7pm.
Chris Jenkins returns to Park Theatre in the role of Jon, following his appearance in 2016’s quadruple Offie Award-nominated musical The Burnt Part Boys in PARK90. Gillian Saker (BBC Two’s Ripper Street) performs the role of Jon’s girlfriend Susan, with Jordan Shaw (Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre) playing the part of Michael, Jon’s childhood friend.
Susan wants to get married, move out of the city, and away from the life of impoverished artistry. Michael is making big money on Madison Avenue, 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! is directed by Bronagh Lagan. Her director credits include: Promises, Promises (Southwark Playhouse), Rags – The Musical (Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue), A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg (Greenwich Theatre), Expectations (Arcola), Blood Wedding (Courtyard Theatre) and Henry VI Part 1 (Rose Theatre).
Cast and Creatives
Jonathan played by Chris Jenkins
Michael played by Jordan Shaw
Susan played by Gillian Saker
Directed by Bronagh Lagan
Produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Joe C. Brown
Musical Direction by Gareth Bretherton
Set and Costume Design by Nik Corrall
Lighting Design by Ben Rogers
Casting by Jane Deitch
Box office: 020 7870 6876*
tick, tick… BOOM!
Venue: PARK90, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP
Dates: 3 – 27 May 2017
Press night: Mon 8 May 2017, 7pm