Following an acclaimed run at the St James Theatre, Urinetown transfers to the Apollo Theatre.
Award-winner Jamie Lloyd (Richard III, The Commitments) directs this sharp-witted rampant riot of a show that tells the tale of a town about to burst; spending a penny can prove problematic in a place where the privilege to pee has a preposterous price tag. There is no such thing as rent free relief until our young hero Bobby Strong appears with more than a good set of pipes.
★★★★★ 'Had me laughing like a drain' Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ 'The show’s got bags of swing, wit and sheer panache' Mail on Sunday
★★★★ 'Daring and original show' Daily Telegraph
★★★★ 'Urinetown boasts a truly gleeful inventiveness' Evening Standard
★★★★ 'The Beggars Opera updated by the South Park team' Metro
Urinetown was first performed at the New York International Fringe Festival and then ran from 2001 to 2004 on Broadway, where it won Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Direction. It also won the Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel Awards, Obie and Drama League awards.
Jenna Russell reprises her role of Penelope Pennywise from the St James Theatre with RSC actor Jonathan Slinger (Officer Lockstock) and Eastenders' Marc Elliott (Mr McQueen).
Make sure you catch this truly hilarious and critically acclaimed audience favourite when you're in town and book your Urinetown tickets today.