Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Director Jamie Lloyd and designer Soutra Gilmour continue their march on West End domination with the West End transfer of cult Broadway musical URINETOWN to the Apollo Theatre.

Following a smash-hit run at the St James Theatre, multi-Tony Award winning URINETOWN The Musical hits the West End as director Jamie Lloyd and designer Soutra Gilmour follow their production of The Commitments at the Palace Theatre with this acclaimed musical at the Apollo Theatre.

A fabulous cast includes Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell (until 29 November) as Penelope Pennywise, comedian Phill Jupitus (from 1 December) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, RSC actor Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock and hot newcomer Matthew Seadon-Young as Bobby Strong, in the cult musical about love and small-town corruption.

URINETOWN features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

THE STORY

In a city of the future that has been inflicted with a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and the monopolization of all public toilets. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it’s not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place no one returns from – the infamous Urinetown. The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero… however unlikely. This town needs you, municipal toilet clerk Bobby Strong!

THE CAST

The cast of Urinetown includes Jonathan Slinger (RSC) as Officer Lockstock, Matthew Seadon-Young as Bobby Strong, Rosanna Hyland as Hope Cladwell, and Karis Jack as Little Sally.

UNTIL 29 NOVEMBER: The cast also includes Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise, Simon Paisley Day (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Spartacus) as Caldwell B. Cladwell and  Marc Elliott as Mr. McQueen.

FROM 1 DECEMBER: The cast also includes acclaimed comedian Phill Jupitus (Never Mind The Buzzcocks) as Caldwell B. Cladwell,  Julie Jupp as Penelope Pennywise and Alasdair Buchan as Mr. McQueen.

Other cast include Nathan Amzi (Officer Barrel), Chris Bennett (Swing), Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium), Cory English (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Joel Montague (Swing), Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux), Christina Modestou (Swing), Kane Oliver Parry (Robbie The Stockfish) and Vicki Lee Taylor (Swing).

CREATIVE TEAM

Greg Kotis – Book/Lyrics; Mark Hollmann – Music / Lyrics; Jamie Lloyd – Director; Soutra Gilmour – Designer; Ann Yee – Choreography; Alan Williams – Musical Supervisor; Adam Silverman – Lighting Designer; Terry Jardine – Sound Designer; Nick Lidster – Sound Designer

REVIEWS

★★★★ “By turns grim and glittering, the show remains a dark, stark delight, and so does the company, magnificently led by Jenna Russell and Jonathan Slinger as before, but newly joined by the buff, handsome Matthew Seadon-Young as Bobby Strong, who leads the revolution against the corporate monster.” The Stage
★★★★★ “Had me laughing like a drain” Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ “Hugely entertaining” WestEndTheatre.com
★★★★ “Daring and original show” Telegraph
★★★★ “Urinetown boasts a truly gleeful inventiveness” Evening Standard