Be More Chill Tickets

Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Be More Chill
Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

The SQUIP is booting up for action again! After a London premiere at The Other Palace, Be More Chill comes to the West End in 2021. Be More Chill is at the Shaftesbury Theatre.

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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Important COVID Entry Requirements

Mask

Unless eating or drinking, you are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

Previews from |
30th June 2021
Opening date |
6th July 2021
Booking from |
1st June 2021
Available until |
30th September 2021
Closes |
5th September 2021
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Categories |
Recommended for ages 12+. The musical has mature themes and mature language.
By:
Joe Tracz
Director:
Stephen Brackett
Songs by:
Joe Iconis
Lighting:
Tyler Micoleau
Design:
Beowulf Boritt
Choreography:
Chase Brock
Costume:
Bobby Frederick Tilley II
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)

Shaftesbury Theatre Venue Information

Address:
Shaftesbury Theatre, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Customer reviews

Our Review of Be More Chill

3/5

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. Read more

3/5

After the homegrown Everybody's Talking About Jamie and Broadway import Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill is another new musical about the growing pains and everyday terrors of high school students who are misfits and trying to either blend in or stand out from the crowd. (Broadway has also offered Mean Girls and The Prom, also set in high schools, the first of which has become an enduring hit but the second closed last summer). Read more

Latest Be More Chill News & Features

Photo credit: Be More Chill (Photo by Matt Crockett)
‘Be More Chill’ announces West End cast change
Tuesday, 27 July, 2021, 14:48
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....
The company of 'Be More Chill'
'Be More Chill' to return to the West End for a limited run
Friday, 14 May, 2021, 10:37
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....
Be More Chill extends
Be More Chill extends at The Other Palace to June 2020
Monday, 24 February, 2020, 11:25
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...
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Initial casting announced for Be More Chill at The Other Palace
Monday, 09 December, 2019, 10:50
Ahead of the UK premiere of Be More Chill at The Other Palace next year, initial casting has been announced. Be More Chill follows a New Jersey high schooler named Jeremy Heere as he swallows a supercomputer pill in order to fit in with his classmates, combining styles of 1950s science fiction with recent movies. The musical features a book by Joe Tracz and original music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, with songs including ‘Michael in the Bathroom’. Scott Folan will play...
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Be More Chill to receive UK premiere at The Other Palace in 2020
Monday, 30 September, 2019, 12:32
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...
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