tick, tick... BOOM!
London theatre news: Monday 9 September 2019
Musicals - Off-West End - Shows
Casting has been announced for the musical 'tick, tick... BOOM!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20.
Image courtesy Bridge House Theatre
tick, tick... BOOM! is an autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who went on to win a Pulitzer and three Tony Awards for Rent.
It's the story of the composer 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.
Set in 1990, 'tick, tick ... BOOM!' is a compelling, endearing and personal story of discovery that embraces the universal ideal of holding onto your dreams through life's most difficult challenges.
Casting has now been announced for this production of the show which runs at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from 30 September to 27 October, directed by Guy Retallack.
From left: Georgie Ashford, James Hume, Alex Lodge
The cast is:
Plays Susan and is currently in 'Carousel' in Chichester.
Her West End roles include Marilyn and 1st Cover Cynthia, 'Beautiful'; 1st Cover Ellie, Cover Magnolia, Julie, 'ShowBoat'; 1st Cover Diana, Maggie and Bebe, 'A Chorus Line'.
She was 1st U/S Jenny Lind, 'Barnum' (UK Tour), Nell Freeman in 'Godiva Rocks' (Belgrade Theatre), and was in Daniel Evans' production of 'Oliver!' at Shef eld Crucible.
James Hume (Michael)
West End roles include Bishop of Digne, 1st Cover Javert, Bamatabois and 1st Cover Thenardier, 'Les Misérables'.
He was the Park Keeper/Von Hussler, 2nd Cover George Banks in 'Mary Poppins' (International Tour); Bamatabois, 'Les Misérables' (International Tour); Mr Etches, 'Titanic', Southwark Playhouse and transfer to Tortonto, Canada.
Alex Lodge (Jon)
His West End roles include 1st u/s Elder Price, 'The Book Of Mormon' (2016-2019); Herschel/Dance Captain, 'Rags the Musical'.
On tour he played Fleet in 'Titanic' and Bobby C, 'Saturday Night Fever'.
His other work includes Sam in 'Romance Romance' (Above the Stag); Straight Dave in 'Closer to Heaven' (Union); Joe Hardy, 'Damn Yankees' (Landor Theatre).
The show will be directed by the venue's Artistic Director Guy Retallack, who commented ...
"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."
The show is produced by resident Artistic Producer at the Bridge House Theatre, Rob Harris.
Show listing information
Before there was Rent, there was tick, tick... BOOM!
This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent, is the story of the composer 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.
Jon's 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.
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.
Georgie Ashford (Susan)
James Hume (Michael)
Alex Lodge (Jon)
Author: Jonathan Larson
Composer: Jonathan Larson
Lyricist: Jonathan Larson
Director: Guy Retallack
Production: Rob Harris for Bridge House Productions
From: Tuesday 1 October 2019
Closed: Sunday 27 October 2019
Standard: £12 to £18
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