Urinetown is to transfer from St James Theatre to the West End, opening at the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014, currently booking to 24th January 2015.
Urinetown had a highly successful run at St James Theatre earlier this year, and it will be a welcome transfer for those that have been to see the show, most praising it highly and suggesting a West End transfer.
From our previous review: “Urinetown The Musical at St James Theatre is certainly the talk of the town at the moment and I can certainly see why. A show filled to the brim with great songs, dance and laughter, and with a cast oozing with talent, there is no doubt at all that this show should get the West End transfer it deserves. Urinetown (with music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis), tells the story of a city where everyone has to pay to pee or else they are dragged kicking and screaming to the unknown hell which is Urinetown.”
URINETOWN: The Musical
In a city of the future that’s been afflicted by a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and the monopolization 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’ll be sent to a place no one returns from – the infamous Urinetown.
An earnest tale of greed, love, revolution and pay toilets, this hilarious, touching and offbeat show is the winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics’ Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and two Obie Awards. Its score is one of 21st-century musical theatre’s finest.
From beginnings on the New York fringe, Urinetown went on to enjoy two hit years on Broadway. With ace director Jamie Lloyd at the helm of this new production, its London run should be similarly flushed with success.
London West End
Booking From: 29th Sep 2014
Booking Until: 24th Jan 2015
Friday 12th September 2014