The UK premiere production of hit Off-Broadway black comedy BOOM has its first performance tonight at London’s Theatre 503, where it runs until 26 August 2017. Sneak a peek at Will Merrick and the cast in these first-look production shots. Have you booked your tickets yet?
Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb‘s comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 and 2010 – but, until now, it has never before been professionally staged in the UK.
Jules, a marine biologist, places a personals ad offering “sex to change the course of the world”. Jo replies and comes to Jules’ lab expecting a hot night of no strings sex. But this is no casual encounter, it has evolutionary significance and the future of the human race hangs in the balance!
What will be their fate?
What is ours?
What’s with the fish tank? And who’s the woman in the corner?
BOOM stars Will Merrick (Skins, Brief Encounter, The Rack Pack, The Libertine) as Jules, Nicole Sawyerr (Do You Pray) as Jo and Mandi Symonds (1984) as Barbara. It’s directed by Katherine Nesbitt and designed by Nicola Blackwell, with lighting by Robbie Butler and sound by Callum Wyles. It’s produced by Ian Melding for Announcement Productions.