New troupe brings hit Netflix musical Tick, Tick… BOOM! to Ripon
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Last updated Feb 14, 2023
The theatre group has spent the last 9 months preparing for the show

This story is sponsored by Bright Light Musical Productions.


A new local musical theatre group is set to bring the hit Netflix musical Tick, Tick… BOOM! to Ripon, with an exciting two-week run starting this Thursday.

Tick, Tick… BOOM! will be the debut show for Bright Light Musical Productions, which is made up of a young and passionate cast and creative team from across the Harrogate district.

The troupe has spent the last nine months preparing for the show at the newly-refurbished Ripon Arts Hub from Thursday, February 16 until Saturday, February 25.

Dan Crawfurd-Porter, who is producing the show, told the Stray Ferret:

“Tick, Tick… BOOM! is a must-see for any theatre fan.

“Inspired by a love of musical theatre legend, Jonathan Larson, this has been the ultimate passion project and it feels fitting to channel that passion into telling the story of Larson through his own words and music.

“As Jon asks: ‘What does it take, to wake up a generation?’, the answer, we hope, is this show!”

Bright Light Musical Productions’ show boasts an intimate cast, a four-piece rock band and a stunning 90s-inspired set.

Director William Thirlaway, musical director Matthew Peter Clare, and choreographer Freya McIntosh have all driven the show creatively.

The two-week run for this musical spectacular is to not be missed. The clock is ticking, so get your tickets now by clicking or tapping here. Tickets are just £15.

Tick, Tick… BOOM! is the story of Jonathan Larson

The musical Tick, Tick… BOOM! is based on the true story of promising theatre composer Jonathan Larson before he went onto create the hugely successful Rent.

About to turn 30 and still waiting tables for a living, Jon is desperate to create something truly great before his time runs out.

The pressure grows as Jon’s girlfriend, Susan, announces that she wants to get married and move out of the city and his best friend, Michael, quits acting and finds financial success on a different career path.

This is the debut show from Bright Light Musical Productions.

As the time ticks by, Jon debates whether he should throw in the towel.

Tick, Tick… BOOM! was a hit on Netflix and received acclaim for Andrew Garfield’s performance as Jonathan Larson and Lin Manuel Miranda’s direction.

Now, just over a year since the film’s release on Netflix in November 2021, Bright Light Musical Productions is bringing the musical to Ripon.

The show starts this Thursday and runs with matinee and evening performances until Saturday, February 25.

Click or tap here to get your tickets for Tick, Tick… BOOM! at Ripon Arts Hub now


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