Jamie Lloyd’s hit revival of cult Broadway show Urinetown is to transfer into the Apollo Theatre.

The show will run from 29 September 2014 at the Apollo Theatre.

Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre

Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre

Jamie Lloyd said to the Telegraph today that the show “defies a great many conventions – a lot more so than The Book of Mormon, which I would say is at heart a very traditional musical”.

The cult musical is an unlikely a story about love and small-town corruption set in a dystopian world inflicted with a terrible water shortage and where you have to pay to pee or face the consequences.

At the St James Theatre, casting included Richard Fleeshman (Ghost The Musical) as municipal toilet clerk Bobby Strong, Olivier Award-winning actress Jenna Russell (Mr Burns, Merrily We Roll Along), Marc Elliot (EastEnders) as Mr. McQueen, Broadway actor Cory English (Young Frankenstein) and RSC actor Jonathan Slinger (Hamlet) as Officer Lockstock. Casting is to be announced for the Apollo transfer.

The director/designer team of Jamie Lloyd and Soutra Gilmour currently have two productions running in the West End – The Commitments at the Palace Theatre and Martin Freeman in Richard III at the Trafalgar Studios.

Urinetown, which won three Tonys for its Broadway run, features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, .

The current show at the Apollo – Let The Right One In directed by John Tiffany – is timed to end its run on 30 August 2014.

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