West End favorite Simon Paisley Day is set to star in the U.K. premiere of Urinetown as Caldwell B. Cladwell. He joins the previously announced Marc Elliott (Eastenders), Richard Fleeshman (Ghost) 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 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 (Day). When things intensify, Hope Cladwell (Russell), the boss' daughter, must choose between Bobby and her father.
In addition to Day, Elliott, Fleeshman and Russell, the full cast of Urinetown will feature Chris Bennett, Alasdair Buchan, Karis Jack, Aaron Lee Lambert, Jeff Nicholson, Adam Pearce and Charlotte Scott, Katie Bernstein, Cory English, Madeleine Harland, Rosanna Hyland, Julie Jupp, Mark Meadows, Joel Montague, Jo Napthine, Matthew Seadon-Young and Jonathan Slinger.
Day appeared on Broadway as Victor in the 2011 production of Private Lives. His other stage credits include The Low Road, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night, Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Timon of Athens, The Ugly One, Don't Look Now, The 39 Steps, The Philanthropist, Cymbeline, Anything Goes, The Coast of Utopia, Hamlet, Candide, Troilus and Cressida and Oh! What A Lovely War. Day's TV credits include Titanic, Sherlock and Doctor Who.
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.