Olivier winner Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger and Marc Elliott will reprise their performances in the previously announced West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd’s production of Urinetown The Musical. The tuner will begin performances on September 29 at the West End’s Apollo Theatre. Broadway vet Richard Fleeshman and Simon Paisley Day, who played Bobby Strong and Caldwell B. Cladwell, respectively, at the St. James Theatre, will not be appearing in the West End incarnation.
Other cast members who will transfer with the show along with Russell as Penelope Pennywise, Slinger as Officer Lockstock and Elliott as Mr. McQueen include Rosanna Hyland as Hope Cladwell, Karis Jack as Little Sally, Katie Bernstein as Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs. Millennium, Cory English as Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry, Madeleine Harland as Soupy Sue, Julie Jupp as Old Woman/ Josephine Strong, Aaron Lee Lambert as Billy Boy Bill/ UGC Executive, Mark Meadows as Senator Fipp, Jeff Nicholson as Tiny Tom/ Dr. Billeaux, Joel Montague and Chris Bennett. Further casting will be announced later, including the roles of Caldwell B. Cladwell and Bobby Strong.
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.