It’s a privilege to pee in the West End! The critically acclaimed U.K. premiere production of Urinetown The Musical will transfer to the West End’s Apollo Theatre. The Jamie Lloyd-helmed tuner, which played London's St. James Theatre earlier this year, will begin performances on September 29.
Featuring music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and a book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, 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 organizes an uprising against Urine Good Company, a main holder of toilets, and its president Caldwell B. Cladwell. When things intensify, Hope Cladwell, the boss' daughter, must choose between Bobby and her father. Urinetown ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2004 and won Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction.
The production premiered at the St. James Theatre with a cast that included Marc Elliott (Eastenders), Richard Fleeshman (Ghost the Musical), Olivier Award winner Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park with George) and Simon Paisley Day. Casting for the West End transfer will be announced at a later date.