Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, London
Booking to 24 January 2015
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About Urinetown

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

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Booking to 24 January 2015

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Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo line, Piccadilly line)
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Phill Jupitus to join the cast of Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Phill Jupitus to join the cast of Urinetown[/caption] New cast announced for Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre including comedian Phill Jupitus Comedian Phill Jupitus is to join the cast of cult musical Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre from 1 December 2014. He will play Caldwell B. Cladwell, replacing Simon Paisley Day in the role. Other new cast joining the show from 1 December include original cast members Julie Jupp as Penelope Pennywise (replacing Jenna Russell) and Alasdair Buchan as Mr. McQueen (replacing Marc Elliott). Phill Jupitus is best known for TV's Never Mind The Buzzcocks and QI, with West End credits including Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The show features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. Other cast in the show include Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock, Matthew Seadon-Young as Bobby Strong, Cory English as Old Man Strong, Madeleine Harland as Soupy Sue, Rosanna Hyland as Hope Cladwell, and Karis Jack as Little Sally. Jamie Lloyd’s fun production has garnered great critical acclaim and runs at the Apollo Theatre until January 2015. Coming in to the Apollo Theatre from 17 January 2015 is the West End transfer of the Donmar Warehouse's revival of Kevin Elyot's comedy My Night With Reg starring Julian Ovenden. Then from 21 April 2015 Kristin Scott Thomas stars as The Queen in Peter Morgan's The Audience. BOOK SPECIAL OFFER ON URINETOWN: Book tickets to Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre  
Competition: Win tickets to see Urinetown
Win a pair of top price tickets to see Urinetown! “Laugh out loud funny” The Guardian “This show’s got bags of swing, wit and sheer panache” Mail on Sunday The ripples of revolution are now reaching the shores of the West End! Urinetown, the satirical musical comedy that was a sold out splash hit at the St James Theatre, arrives in London's West End at the beautiful Apollo Theatre with performances from 29th September. Award-winner, Jamie Lloyd (Richard III, The Commitments) directs this sharp-witted rampant riot of a show that tells the tale of a town fit to burst; where the privilege to pee has become a punishable offence. Make sure you catch this truly hilarious and critically acclaimed audience favourite when you're in town Sometimes all you need is a drop of a hope to change the world. “Urinetown is able to have its tongue in cheek and its fists in the air” The Independent “Go, and go now” Sunday Telegraph   Win a pair of top price tickets to see Urinetown! [contesthopper contest="30199"]   Apollo Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue London W1D 7ES www.urinetown.co.uk 0844 482 9671 29 September - 24 January Terms and conditions apply. Valid on Monday to Thursday performances from 29 September to 27 November 2014. Subject to availability. Prize is as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged.   Terms & conditions: Enter your name and email address to join our mailing list and enter the Free Prize Draw. You can unsubscribe at any time. The Prize is valid for tickets for Monday to Thursday performances from 29 September to 27 November 2014 The competition closes at 11.59pm on Thursday 11 September 2014. Any entries submitted after this time will not be eligible. The winner will be selected at random and notified via email. The Prize is as stated and cannot be transferred or exchanged. Tickets are subject to availability. Read WestEndTheatre.com's general competition Terms and Conditions here. Book Tickets to Urinetown >  
Urinetown: Full cast announced at the Apollo Theatre
The full cast has been announced for the West End transfer of Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Matthew Seadon Young to play Bobby Strong in Urinetown[/caption] Coming to the Apollo Theatre from 29 September 2014, the show transfers into town from a sell-out season at the St James Theatre. Reprising their critically acclaimed roles will be Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise, Simon Paisley Day (Doctor Who, Sherlock, Spartacus) as Caldwell B. Cladwell, Marc Elliott (EastEnders) as Mr. McQueen, Jonathan Slinger (RSC) as Officer Lockstock and Nathan Amzi (BBC1's The Voice) as Officer Barrel. Also starring in the show will be rising young star Matthew Seadon-Young, who takes over from Richard Fleeshman in the main part of Bobby Strong. The show is directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments) and designed by Soutra Gilmour, with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. The full cast of Urinetown is: Jenna Russell (Penelope Pennywise), Matthew Seadon-Young (Bobby Strong), Simon Paisley Day (Caldwell B. Cladwell), Nathan Amzi (Officer Barrel), Jonathan Slinger (Officer Lockstock), Marc Elliott (Mr. McQueen), Chris Bennett (Swing), Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium), Cory English (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue), Rosanna Hyland (Hope Cladwell), Karis Jack (Little Sally), Julie Jupp (Old Woman/Josephine Strong), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Joel Montague (Swing), Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom/Dr. Billeaux), Alasdair Buchan (Swing), Christina Modestou (Swing), Kane Oliver Parry (Robbie The Stockfish) and Vicki Lee Taylor (Swing). BOOK Book tickets to Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre in London
Jenna Russell to lead transfer of Urinetown into Apollo Theatre
Jenna Russell is to lead the West End transfer of cult musical Urinetown, coming to the Apollo Theatre this Autumn. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Jenna Russell as Penelope Pennywise[/caption] The Olivier Award winning actress is currently starring in Mr Burns at the Almeida Theatre. In Urinetown she plays hard-as-nails, no nonsense urinal manager Penelope Pennywise. Other cast transferring into the West End from the show's original run at the St James Theatre include RSC actor Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock and EastEnders’ Marc Elliott reprising his role as Mr McQueen. Also Chris Bennett (Swing), Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium), Cory English (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue), Rosanna Hyland (Hope Cladwell), Karis Jack (Little Sally), Julie Jupp (Old Woman/ Josephine Strong), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill/ UGC Executive), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Joel Montague (Swing) and Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom/ Dr. Billeaux). Casting for the lead role of municipal toilet attendant Bobby Strong is yet to be announced but it won't be Richard Fleeshman, who played the part at the St James. The multi-Tony Award winning musical will hit the Apollo Theatre from 29 September 2014, directed by Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments, Richard III) and designer Soutra Gilmour. Urinetown features music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. BOOK Book tickets to Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre
Urinetown to transfer to Apollo Theatre
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. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="240"] Richard Fleeshman in Urinetown at the St James Theatre[/caption] 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. LINKS Book tickets to Urinetown at the Apollo Theatre Book tickets to Let The Right One In at the Apollo Theatre  
Urinetown at the St James Theatre – Review
A review of Urinetown at the St James Theatre [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Richard Fleeshman and Jenna Russell in Urinetown at the St James Theatre[/caption] Urinetown ran for three years on Broadway, largely thanks to a cult following inspired by its tongue-in-cheek lampooning of corporate greed and environmental excess. And at last it has made it to London, in a new production at the St James Theatre that does more than justice to the original. Jamie Lloyd's direction and Soutra Gilmour's design work perfectly together, wringing out every last drop of satirical humour from a musical that leaps head and shoulders above many other recent new musicals in town. Jenna Russell consistently stands out as an actress at the absolute top of her game (her Olivier award nomination this week for Merrily We Roll Along is case in point), and delivers an entertaining performance as toilet gatekeeper Penelope Pennywise. What that woman can do whilst dangling a fag out of her mouth should win her an Olivier Award all by itself, and her performance sets her up nicely to tackle Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd at some point very soon. Richard Fleeshman is, besides being VERY HOT, a passionate and charming leading man as Bobby, although did feel a bit underpowered at times - particularly up against newcomer Rosanna Hyland as Hope Cladwell, who has the voice and acting skills to match most current West End stars. A hugely entertaining night at the theatre - just make sure you go before you go. A West End transfer is surely being planned as we speak. BOOK Book tickets to Urinetown at the St James Theatre REVIEWS A round-up of reviews for Urinetown

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