FURTHER CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR THE UK PREMIERE OF
MULTI TONY AWARD-WINNING
URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
INCLUDING AWARD-WINNING ACTOR MARC ELLIOTT –
BEST KNOWN ON SCREEN AS EASTENDERS’ SYED MASOOD
WHO JOINS THE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
RICHARD FLEESHMAN, JENNA RUSSELL & JONATHAN SLINGER
RUNNING AT ST JAMES THEATRE FROM 22 FEBRUARY – 3 MAY 2014
DIRECTED BY JAMIE LLOYD
Marc Elliot (EastEnders, the National’s The History Boys, Royal Shakespeare Company’s The Lord of the Flies), playing Mr. McQueen, joins the previously announced Richard Fleeshman (Ghost, Legally Blonde, Coronation Street) as Bobby Strong, Jenna Russell (Merrily We Roll Along, Sunday in the Park with George) as Penelope Pennywise and Jonathan Slinger (RSC’s Hamlet, Richard II) as Officer Lockstock in the multi Tony Award-winning URINETOWN The Musical, directed by Jamie Lloyd (Macbeth, The Hothouse, The Pride) at the St James Theatre.
Further cast announced today for URINETOWN The Musical are Chris Bennett (Swing), Alasdair Buchan (Swing), Karis Jack (Little Sally), Aaron Lee Lambert (Billy Boy Bill), Jeff Nicholson (Tiny Tom), Adam Pearce (Officer Barrel) and Charlotte Scott (Swing).
They join Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes), Cory English (Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue), Rosanna Hyland (Hope Cladwell), Julie Jupp (Old Woman/Josephine Strong), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Joel Montague (Swing), Jo Napthine (Swing) and Matthew Seadon-Young (Robbie The Stockfish).
URINETOWN The Musical ran on Broadway to great acclaim from 2001 until 2004 and was nominated for ten Tony Awards, and won for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction. In addition, it also won three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, two Obie Awards and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.
In a city of the future that has been inflicted with a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and the monopolisation of all public toilets. With a brutal police force maintaining law and order, it’s not a place to get caught short! Risk it and you will be sent off to a place no one returns from – the infamous Urinetown.
The city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero… however unlikely.
A tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold. This hilarious musical comedy hits London in 2014.