Urinetown

(Premiere 2014)
DIRECTOR Jamie Lloyd
DESIGNER Sutra Gilmour
THEATRE Apollo Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Araca Group
DESCRIPTION
Transferring from London’s St James Theatre, Urinetown arrives at the Apollo Theatre in one of the most anticipated West End transfers in years.

Set in a dystopian universe in which people are charged a fee to pee, Urinetown is a satirical play that comments on the process of privatising human rights.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 135 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Jenna Russell | Penelope Pennywise
Singer
Simon Paisley Day | Caldwell B. Cladwell
Singer
Chris Bennett | Swing & Dance Captain
Singer
Nathan Amzi | Officer Barrel
Singer
Katie Bernstein | Little Becky Two Shoes / Mrs. Millenniums
Singer
Joel Montague | Swing / Fight Captain / Assistant Dance Captain
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Mark Meadows | Senator Fipp
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Matthew Seadon-Young | Bobby Strong
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Kane Oliver Parry | Robbie the Stockfish / UGC Executive
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Jonathan Slinger | Officer Lockstock
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Karis Jack | Little Sally
Singer
Marc Elliott | Mr. McQueen
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Cory English | Old Man Strong / Hot Blades Harry
Singer
Madeleine Harland | Soupy Sue
Singer
Rosanna Hyland | Hope Cladwell
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Aaron Lee Lambert | Billy Boy Bill / UGC Executive
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Jeff Nicholson | Tiny Tom / Dr. Billeaux
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Alasdair Buchan | Swing
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Creatives

Director | Jamie Lloyd
Playwright | Greg Kotis
Set Designer | Sutra Gilmour
Lighting Designer | Adam Silverman
Choreographer | Ann Yee
Sound Designer | Nick Lidster
Sound Designer | Terry Jardine
Projection Designer | Duncan McLean
Fight Director | Kate Waters
Music | Mark Hollmann
Make Up Artist | Sally-Kate Duboux
Hair Stylist | Richard Mawbey
Wig Supervisor | Sally-Kate Duboux
Associate Director | Richard Fitch
Casting Director | David Grindrod CDG
Associate Lighting Designer | Chris Mercer
Lyricist | Greg Kotis
Lyricist | Mark Hollmann
Musical Supervisor | Alan Williams
Orchestrator | Bruce Coughlin

Production

Assistant Stage Manager | Laura Sully
Wardrobe Supervisor | Chris Cope
Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Caroline Andrew
Deputy Stage Manager | Briony Allen
Stage Manager | John Power
Associate Producer | Gregg Christenson
Costume Supervisor | Christopher Cahill
Wardrobe Assistant | Anna Robson
Associate Choreographer | Richard Roe
General Manager | Julian Stoneman Associates
Prop Supervisor | Lizzie Frankl
Sound Operator | Daniel Higgott , Gareth Tucker

Opera

Orchestra Manager | Andy Barnwell , Pete Harrison

Orchestra

other wind (aerophones)

Bass trombone | Steve Haynes
Euphonium | Steve Haynes

Percussion

Drum kit | Tom Clare

Strings

Double bass | Jo Nichols

Keyboards

Piano | Alan Williams

PHOTOS

TRAILER

DETAILS

PERFORMANCE TYPE: MUSICAL

THEATRES

Apollo Theatre, 29/09/2014 - 10/01/2015

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'too little, too late'
'A TERRIFIC cast and lively numbers can't save this puerile, silly tale of a dystopian world in which citizens must pay a tinkle tariff'
'Could Urinetown signal the start of a theatrical revolution, where the unbranded or little known can prosper on merit alone? Could it be the show to finally redefine musical theatre? Maybe none of th ...
'Jamie Lloyd offers a sparky production full of notable ensemble pizzazz'

STORYLINE

URINETOWN is a social and political satire set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies. Water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on all private toilets in an effort to control water consumption. The citizens must now use the public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company (UGC) - a private malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown”, a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns. The oppressed masses huddle in line at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town, Public Amenity #9, which is run by the rigid, harshly authoritarian Penelope Pennywise and her assistant, dashing young rebel Bobby Strong. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up under the leadership of Bobby to fight the tyrannical regime for the right to make the public amenities free for all to use.