Be More Chill

Be More Chill

The Other Palace · 12 FEB - 14 JUN

The new musical sensation that’s about to invade your brain… in the best way.

“If you’re a fan of new musicals like Dear Evan Hansen then you should definitely check this out at The Other Palace, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s testing ground for exciting new shows. This one has come over from New York where it was a hit Off-Broadway. Although it’s had a mixed reception from UK critics the first reviews in from Stagedoor users are all glowing.”

Overview

An unprecedented international phenomenon, this original and hilarious show exploded onto the musical theatre scene and electrified audiences during its runs off- and on Broadway. Featuring a Tony Award®-nominated score bursting with addictive earworms, BE MORE CHILL is a mind-bendingly fun hit about the competing voices in all of our heads.

It’s just your atypical love story – a guy (he wants to fit in), a girl (she wants to be noticed), and the supercomputer inside the guy’s head that tells him what to do (it wants to take over the world!). According to The New Yorker, “If you fed Dear Evan Hansen to the Little Shop of Horrors plant, you’d get BE MORE CHILL.” In other words, it’s both a relatable tale about how far we’ll go for a little validation… and an otherworldly delight about a loveable geek and his very invasive (im)plant. What’s not to love?

Age recommendation: 12+
The musical has mature themes and mature language. We ask that patrons consider the individual needs of younger theatergoers before bringing them to the show.

Critic reviews

Glorious misfit musical for the age of oddballs

The Guardian

It has all the edgy, nerdy verve that draws teens and tweens like moths to a flame

WhatsOnStage

Viral teen musical is like Dear Evan Hansen on helium

Evening Standard

Iconis and Tracz have written a show for the digital era and it's impossible to be chill about Be More Chill

Broadway World

One would be better to stay home and watch Sex Education on Netflix

Musical Theatre Review

It’s not difficult to understand why Joe Iconis’ intoxicating score has attracted such a cult following

Theatre Weekly

A coming-of-age story with fabulous, catchy tunes

The Telegraph

The story translates remarkably well to stage, capturing in song the doubts and struggles of the characters with everyday pressures at school

Londonist

Hiding within some rough edges lies an energetic – maybe exhaustingly so – and often very funny take on hormonal teenage anxiety, with a winning central performance from Folan

The Upcoming

A bright and lively musical with emotional heft in parts

Everything Theatre

The pressure was on for this production to deliver, and it really did

West End Wilma

Be More Chill features a fabulously talented cast in a very watery transfer from across the pond

A Younger Theatre

More exhausting than enlightening

The Arts Desk

Undeniably fascinating to observe, if ultimately exhausting, too

London Theatre

Date & time

Until 14 Jun
Until Sun 14 Jun, 2.30pm, 4pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 30 mins

Venue

The Other Palace
12 Palace Street SW1E 5JA London, UK · Get Directions
4.5
out of 5 stars
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