We've all behaved questionably as teenagers succumbing to peer pressure. It's easy to make irrational decisions when being cool is the only thing that seems to matter. But could a super computer change lives? One nerdy high schooler, Jeremy Heere, attempts to change his life in Be More Chill, an eccentric blast of teenage delirium that isn't actually that chill.Based on a book by Ned Vizzini, this buzzing musical sees Jeremy swallow a Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor (or SQUIP for short) in an...
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If you're a science-fiction fan, or enjoy musicals like Heathers, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Dear Evan Hansen, you'll enjoy Be More Chill. It follows high-schooler Jeremy Heere, deciding to step into the spotlight after a lifetime of being outcasted. You can't control other high schoolers, but you can control yourself. Or so it seems at first.
Taking matters into his own hands, Jeremy decides to swallow a Super Quantum Unit Intel Processor, or SQUIP for short. This SQUIP will radically change Jeremy's personality, sending his popularity levels skyrocketing. But, when the SQUIP gains its own power, Jeremy and his peers realise it's better to just be yourself.
Be More Chill is based on Ned Vizzini's 2004 novel of the same name. The Be More Chill musical was first seen in 2015 at the Two River Theater in New Jersey. But it was thanks to music streamers that Be More Chill gained popularity, with hits like "Michael in the Bathroom" taking over the social media platform, Tumblr.
Be More Chill on Broadway played 30 previews and 177 performances at the Lyceum Theatre. The musical was nominated for one Tony; best original score for Joe Iconis. Now is your chance to see the mind-bendingly, delightfully fun, hit musical in London. In a review of the London production, "With its futuristic plot, which involves teenagers swallowing a mind-altering drug that brings them a more confident alter-ego that only they can see who issues them instructions on how to challenge and channel their insecurities, it's like a hallucinogenic nightmare."
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Cast and creative
By: Joe Tracz
Songs by: Joe Iconis
Director: Stephen Brackett
Cast list: Blake Patrick Anderson, Miracle Chance, Stewart Clarke, Eloise Davies, Scott Folan, Christopher Fry, James Hameed, Gabriel Hinchliffe, Renée Lamb (to 2 August), Eve Norris, Millie O’Connell (to 2 August), Miles Paloma, Grace Mouat (from 3 August), Nathania Ong (from 3 August)
Design: Beowulf Boritt
Lighting: Tyler Micoleau
Costume: Bobby Frederick Tilley II
Choreography: Chase Brock
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The Be More Chill West End cast will change from next week, as two new company members join the show. They'll be in the production all summer long, with Be More Chill at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 5 September.Grace Mouat will take over the role of Chloe Valentine from Millie O'Connell. Mouat has previously starred in & Juliet at the Shaftesbury Theatre, as well as being a Six swing at the Arts Theatre. Nathania Ong will play Jenna, taking over from Renée Lamb. Ong will make her West End...
The squips are coming! Be More Chill will return to the West End this summer for a 10-week run at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The musical will start performances on 30 June and run through 5 September. Tickets for Be More Chill in the West End will be available soon. The musical had just started a run at The Other Palace, when it was forced to close due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The original London cast will reprise their roles for this production. The ensemble includes Blake Patrick Anderson,...
Having opened at The Other Palace last week, Be More Chill will now play an extended booking period at the London venue. Be More Chill will now run at The Other Palace to June 2020, making it the longest-running musical in the theatre's history.The Other Palace stays chill The London transfer of Be More Chill began performances at The Other Palace on 12th February, with an official opening night on 25th February.With an initial booking period to 3rd May 2020, Be More Chill will now run at The...
After a Broadway premiere earlier this year, it has been announced that Be More Chill will receive its London debut at The Other Palace in February 2020.Based on Ned Vizzini's 2004 novel of the same name, Be More Chill follows Jeremy Heere, a teenage boy who just wants to be popular. Desperately trying to fit in and be noticed, he finds out about 'The Squip'.Be More Chill will begin previews at The Other Palace on 12th February 2020, ahead of an official opening night on 18th February 2020. It...