Marc Elliott, best known for his role in the long running U.K. series Eastenders, is set to star in the U.K. premiere of Urinetown The Musical as Mr. McQueen. He joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman (Ghost the Musical) and Tony nominee Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George). The satirical musical by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis will begin performances on February 22, 2014 at London’s St. James Theatre, with opening night scheduled for March 11. Directed by Jamie Lloyd, the production will run through May 3.
Urinetown is set in a futuristic city where a corporation owns all the toilets, so citizens must pay for their use. Aggravated by this arrangement, Bobby Strong (Fleeshman) organizes an uprising against Urine Good Company, a main holder of toilets, and its president Caldwell B. Cladwell. When things intensify, Hope Cladwell (Russell), the boss' daughter, must choose between Bobby and her father.
Additional casting announced includes Chris Bennett (Swing), Alasdair Buchan (Swing), Karis Jack (Little Sally), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill), Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom), Adam Pearce (Officer Barrel) and Charlotte Scott (Swing). In addition to Fleeshman and Russell, they join Katie Bernstein, Cory English, Madeleine Harland, Rosanna Hyland, Julie Jupp, Mark Meadows, Joel Montague, Jo Napthine, Matthew Seadon-Young and Jonathan Slinger on stage.
Elliot plays Syed Masood on EastEnders. His stage credits include Tape, Wild Turkey, The History Boys, Bells, Chaos, and The Lord of the Flies. His additional film and TV credits include Midsomer Murders, Holby City, The Invisibles, The Bill, MI High and Lewis.
Urinetown ran on Broadway from 2001 until 2004 and was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction. The London production will feature choreography by Ann Yee, set design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting design by Adam Silverman and sound design by Terry Jardine and Nick Lidster.