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Theatre 503 to host

UK Premiere of Popular American Comedy




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 – 2010 and until now, 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?

Described as “a grandly whacked-out apocalypse fantasy” by The Washington Post, BOOM is a comedy about sex, the end of the world and tropical fish and Announcement Productions and Theatre 503 are proud to finally bring the play to UK audiences for the first time this August.

Producer Ian Melding said:

“We are very excited to be able to bring ‘boom’ to a UK audience for the first time. It is a brilliant piece of writing that takes really interesting ideas about humanity, science and sex and then weaves in a lot of great jokes. It’s a gem of a play packed full of ideas and laughs and we can’t wait to get it in on stage.”


Written by – Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Directed by – Katherine Nesbitt

Produced by – Announcement Productions


Casting to be announced



2nd – 26th August 2017 | Theatre 503

7.45pm | Weds & Sat matinee 3.00pm

90 minutes (no interval)

Weds 9th August Midday: Parent & Baby Friendly Matinee

Weds 16th August 3.00pm: Relaxed Performance

Tickets £15/£12

(Previews and Wednesday Matinees £10, Saturday Matinees Pay What You Can)