See Be More Chill at the Shaftesbury Theatre, based on the bestselling book by Ned Vizzini.
See Be More Chill at the Shaftesbury Theatre, based on the bestselling book by Ned Vizzini.
See Be More Chill at the Shaftesbury Theatre, based on the bestselling book by Ned Vizzini.
Soho
Central London
London
Greater London
Greater London
England
United Kingdom
Soho
Central London
London
Greater London
Greater London
England
United Kingdom

Be More Chill

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2
 h 
-
30
 mins
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What to expect

Please be aware of government guidelines before setting off.

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  • Be More Chill is making its way to the Shaftesbury Theatre after hugely successful runs all over the world.
  • The hit musical adaptation of the bestselling book Be More Chill by Ned Vizzini is heading back to the West End, led by a terrific young British cast.
  • Join Jeremy Heere in a story of self-acceptance, social climbing, and supercomputers that want to take over the world.

Based on the hugely successful novel by Ned Vizzini, coming-of-age story Be More Chill has been adapted into a brilliant modern sci-fi musical by a team of über-talented creatives.

Be More Chill tells the story of Jeremy Heere, a bullied high-school teen who sits at the bottom of the social food chain and spends his time pining after the beautiful Christine and hoping for his life to change. In an unbelievable twist, it soon does. At the start of Be More Chill Jeremy discovers 'The Squip', a tiny supercomputer in the form of a pill that can offer him everything he wants; all by coaching him on how to act from inside his own head. Thanks to The Squip's teaching, Jeremy makes his way up the ranks and becomes one of the school's most popular boys. However, while Jeremy's getting noticed, The Squip is getting more powerful. Jeremy hangs hangs out with girls and is invited to parties, but over time he realises there are competing voices inside his head, and he struggles to figure out which one to listen to - especially when one of those voices is a supercomputer trying to take over the world. Will Jeremy grow too attached to his newfound popularity, or will he embrace what makes him different, even if that means losing his social status?

Be More Chill is a musical jam-packed with talent both behind the scenes and on stage. After Vizzini's novel came the adapted book by Joe Tracz, who then brought the script to life as a musical. The production of this West End show is brought to audiences by Bill Kenwright, accompanied by Jerry Goehring, Lisa Dozier and Paul Taylor-Mills, and it's directed by Stephen Brackett. With music and lyrics by Joe Iconis including brilliant songs like Be More Chill, Loser Geek Whatever and the heart-wrenching Michael in the Bathroom, it's no wonder the original score was nominated for a Tony Award.

This West End production of Be More Chill has a terrific young British cast too, including Scott Folan and Blake Patrick Anderson as best friend protagonists Jeremy and Michael, along with Miracle Chance, Stewart Clarke, Eloise Davies and tons more talented actors filling the rest of the roles.

Be More Chill is the perfect new musical, filled with a glorious mix of sci-fi, teen drama and plenty of heart - what are you waiting for?

What to know before you go

  • Be More Chill's running time is 2 hours 30 minutes, including an interval.
  • The Be More Chill musical has mature themes and language and is therefore recommended for people aged 12+.
  • Shaftesbury Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with both the box office and Royal Circle on street level.
  • There are two wheelchair positions in Box F and Box E. Unfortunately the rest of the seating levels can only be accessed by stairs.
  • Any visitors with limited mobility are recommended to sit in the Royal Circle.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the Royal Circle.
  • Shaftesbury Theatre has headsets and an infrared system available.
  • The front of house team will be happy to look after assistance dogs during your performance of Be More Chill.
  • If you're feeling peckish before the Be More Chill show, the theatre has five bars to choose from, which serve soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and snacks.
  • You'll find tons of fantastic restaurants in the surrounding area, including Homeslice, Sticks 'n' Sushi and Kidadler-recommended Wahlburgers opposite Covent Garden Tube station.

Getting there

  • Be More Chill is running at the Shaftesbury Theatre, located at 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP.
  • The closest Tube stations are Tottenham Court Road (Central and Northern lines), Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines) and Covent Garden (Piccadilly line), all less than a six-minute walk away.
  • The nearest railway station is Charing Cross, which has Southeastern train services and also serves the Bakerloo and Northern Tube lines. It's a 15-minute walk from the theatre via Leicester Square.
  • Due to its central location there are plenty of bus routes in the area that will drop you less than 10 minutes' walk from the theatre. Routes 1, 8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 98 and 242 stop on New Oxford Street, routes 10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134 and 390 stop at Tottenham Court Road station and routes 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 242 and 521 stop at Holborn station.
  • Q-Park Chinatown on Newport Place is only an eight-minute walk away. Save 50% on car parking charges for up to four hours after 12pm with the Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme.

Please follow the latest government guidelines if travelling by public transport.

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