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 forFans of Musical Theatre with a twist. Suitable for children over the ages of 10.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 12+