Be More Chill’s London cast has its first confirmed names.
The musical, based on the novel of the same name by Ned Vizzini, recently played Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre.
Featuring music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and a book by Joe Tracz, a premiere UK production will open at The Other Palace on February 12, 2020.
The lead roles of Jeremy Heere will be played by Scott Folan (Mother of Him at Park Theatre & Damned By Despair) and Michael Mell by Blake Patrick Anderson (Closer to Heaven & Starlight Express).
Two former Six Queens join the Be More Chill company in the shape of Renee Lamb and Millie O’Connell as Jenna Rolan and Chloe Valentine respectively.
Further cast are Miracle Chance as Christine Canigula, Stewart Clarke as The Squip, Eloise Davies as Brooke Lohst, Christopher Fry as Mr Heere, Mr Reyes + Others, James Hameed as Rich Goranski, Eve Norris as Swing and Miles Paloma as Jake Dillinger.
A synopsis for the show reads:
What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? In Be More Chill, achieving that elusive “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology-but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow. What could possibly go wrong?
Blending the contemporary with retro sci-fi, this thrillingly exciting, comically subversive, and deeply felt new musical takes on the competing voices in all of our heads. And ultimately proves, there’s never been a better time in history to be yourself-especially if you’re a loser…geek…or whatever.
For more information, visit bemorechillmusical.com.