Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP GB

Be More Chill

Be More Chill Tickets

  • Opens: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
    Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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About Be More Chill

Age restrictions

Recommended for ages 12+. The musical has mature themes and mature language.

Performance Times
  • Opens: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
    Booking until: Thursday, 30 September 2021
  • Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Mon - -
Tue - 19:30
Wed - 19:30
Thu 14:30 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun 16:00 -

Be More Chill description

Are you in the mood for an unexpected hit that has made its way from relative obscurity to Broadway since 2015? It's a genuine sensation, it's called Be More Chill, and it's proving a massive hit. The music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, the book's by Joe Tracz, and the inspiration comes from Ned Vizzini's 2004 best-selling novel. Are you ready for a quirky love story designed to delight and thrill you from start to finish?

What's the plot of Be More Chill?

Meet the high school social outcast Jeremy, bullied daily by the awfully popular school bully Rich Goranski. Jeremy has a painful crush on the lovely but troubled Christine, and all he wants in life is to be accepted at school. Christine auditions for the new school play in a bid to get herself noticed, playing a part in a zombie story inspired by Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Nights Dream', and things get interesting.

Jeremy is jealous of Jake Dillinger, who flirts like a pro. When Rich eventually reveals Jake's secret, a magical pill called SQUIP that implants a supercomputer into the brain to make you instantly popular, Jeremy is thrilled and gives it a try. But is SQUIP just a get-popular-quick scheme, or is the change for real? Will the supercomputer inside Jeremy's head make him properly cool or will it overload and crash?

Jeremy's Theme, More Than Survive, I Love Play Rehearsal, The SQUIP Song, Two-Player Game, The Squip Enters and of course Be More Chill itself are all fabulous show tunes, as catchy as the plot is eccentric. The fun is directed by Stephen Brackett, who delighted us directing the Broadway production. The choreography is by Chase Brock and the costumes by Bobby Frederick Tilley. The lighting design is by Tyler Micoleau and the set design comes from Beowulf Borritt. Projection design is by Alex Basco Koch, sound design by Tyan Rumery, and the orchestrations and musical supervision by Charlie Rosen. Musical vocal arrangements come from Emily Marshall and the UK casting director Will Burton has created a dazzling cast to bring the story to life. Wow!

Who is Be More Chill for?

Be More Chill is recommended for people aged 12 or more.

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02 Mar
2020
Josephine Balfour-Oatts

BE MORE CHILL Becomes The Longest-Running Musical Ever To Run At The Other Palace

by Josephine Balfour-Oatts | Monday, March 2 2020, 10:32

Be More ChillBooking tickets for the hit musical Be More Chill demands the opposite temperament to that of its title. Get excited and get yours now - having just become the longest-running musical in the history of The Other Palace Theatre, seats are selling like hot cakes. 

BE MORE CHILL Becomes The Longest-Running Musical Ever To Run At The Other Palace
30 Sep
2019
Phil Willmott

10 Things we Know About Musical, BE MORE CHILL

by Phil Willmott | Monday, September 30 2019, 12:12

Be More Chill Musical - The Other Palace Theatre, London It’s been announced that cult New York musical BE MORE CHILL will receive its UK Premiere at The Other Palace from 12 February – 3 May 2020.

10 Things we Know About Musical, BE MORE CHILL