Urinetown at Apollo Theatre tickets
Urinetown at Apollo Theatre tickets

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About the show

Originally premiering on Broadway in 2001, Urinetown enjoyed a successful three-year run until 2004, receiving Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction. Premiering at St James Theatre in 2014, it opens at the Apollo Theatre in September 2014. Described as a satirical musical comedy, Urinetown is a resonating tale of love, greed, corruption and revolution in a time where water is worth its weight in gold.

Written and conceived by Greg Kotis, Urinetown is set in a dystopian future where a twenty-year drought has crippled the community’s water supplies and private toilets have been banned. All amenities are public and pay-per-use, owned by Urine Good Company, a private corporation run by the evil Caldwell B. Cladwell. Those who choose to go against the rules by relieving themselves in bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown”, a mysterious place where no one ever returns. Gathering in Public Amenity #9, young rebel Bobby Strong acts as a leader for the poor to rise up and fight the tyrannical regime and make public amenities free once again.

Directed by the Olivier Award-winning Jamie Lloyd (The Commitments), Urinetown features a book by Kotis with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and choreography by Ann Yee. The show also features design by Soutra Gilmour and lighting design by Adam Silverman.

Urinetown stars Matthew Seadon Young as Bobby Strong and Phill Jupitus as Caldwell B. Cladwell. Further cast members include Katie Bernstein as Little Becky Two Shoes, Liz Ewing as Josephine Strong, Madeline Harland as Soupy Sue, Rosanna Hyland as Hope Cladwell, Karis Jack as Little Sally, Julie Jupp as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger as Officer Lockstock. Urinetown opens at the Apollo Theatre in September 2014 and will close January 24th 2015.

Recommended for

Fans of Musical Theatre with a twist. Suitable for children over the ages of 10.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 12+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 15 minutes including an interval
Opened: 29 Sep 2014
Press night: 18 Oct 2014
Booking from: 18 Dec 2014
Booking until: 10 Jan 2015

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

11 Reviews Add review

Went in not knowing what to expect but came out having found my new favourite musical.

katelight 166cm, 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

SDTopper 5"8, 70 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Urinetown was a brilliant show that not enough people have heard of! It's a black comedy style show set in the near future where water... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 6 helpful votes

TM89 6' 3", 235 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Incredible show. Incredible cast. Brilliant use of staging and lighting and music to create a very dark comedy that was entertaining... More

ellecrewe 5"0, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 3 helpful votes

loriratia 168cm, 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This is a ridiculous show. I saw it because I thought the description sounded weird, so I was intrigued. It was cheap so no big loss! More

emilinapilchard 5ft 6, 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

alizeeziani 158cm, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes