'boom' at Theatre503

Tuesday 11 July 2017

London Fringe - New shows

Theatre503 will host the UK premiere of US comedy 'boom', written by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, playing from 2 to 26 August 2017 - cast: Nicole Sawyerr, Mandi Symonds and Will Merrick.
'boom' at Theatre503

Image: Announcement Productions

'boom' premiered in 2008 at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, and went on to become one of the most-produced plays in the 2009-10 theatre season.

Almost a decade on, the play is finally getting its UK premiere produced by Announcement Productions.

The show will be directed by Katherine Nesbitt and is scheduled to run at Theatre503 from 2 to 26 August 2017.

Described as “a grandly whacked-out apocalypse fantasy” by The Washington Post, 'boom' is a comedy about sex, the end of the world and tropical fish.

Ian Melding, the show's producer and director of Announcement Productions said:

"We are very excited to be able to bring 'boom' to a UK audience for the first time.

It is a brilliant piece of writing that takes really interesting ideas about humanity, science and sex and then weaves in a lot of great jokes.

It's a gem of a play packed full of ideas and laughs and we can't wait to get it on stage."


Jules, a marine biologist, places a personals ad offering "sex to change the course of the world".

Jo replies and comes to Jules' lab expecting a hot night of no strings sex.

But this is no casual encounter, it has evolutionary significance and the future of the human race hangs in the balance!

What will be their fate?

What is ours?

What's with the fish tank?

And who's the woman in the corner?


Jules - Will Merrick

Jo - Nicole Sawyerr

Barbara - Mandi Symonds

'boom' at Theatre503

Image: Cast of 'boom'

[From Left: Nicole Sawyerr, Mandi Symonds, Will Merrick]


Writer - Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Director - Katherine Nesbitt


Theatre 503

The Latchmere

503 Battersea Park Rd

London SW11 3BW


2 to 26 August at 7.45pm

(Wed. & Sat. Matinee, 3pm)

Weds. 9th August: Parent & Baby Friendly Matinee, 12midday

Weds. 16th August: Relaxed Performance, 3pm



(Previews and Wed. Matinees £10.

Sat. Matinees Pay What You Can)

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