Urinetown the musical finally comes to London’s West End.
The smash hit Tony award winning Broadway musical Urinetown is set to open in London’s West End this year with an announcement expected to be confirmed next week, the 23rd June, as to which theatre will be hosting this hilarious new musical.
The satirical musical is an epic tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
The show in London was a huge sell-out success when it played earlier in the year for a limited season at the St James theatre in Victoria. Now the musical is set for an extended run in a major theatre in the heart of London’s West End. The show was nominated for 10 Tony awards, winning for best book, score and direction.
The story is set in a city of the future that has been inflicted by a terrible drought, business tycoon Caldwell B. Cladwell has made a fortune by monopolising all public toilets, ceased through bribery and corruption. A brutal police force enforce a strict law and order and anyone getting caught short is sent to a place where no-one returns from – Urinetown.
Greg Kotis conceived the original idea for Urinetown the musical after his encounter with a pay-per-use toilet whilst travelling in Europe. Urinetown is a political and social satire. Water is so scare that the government ban private toilets in an effort to conserve water. With public toilets under the control of Urine Good Company owned by the aforementioned Caldwell B. Cladwell, water is at a premium. Citizens who try to circumnavigate the pay toilets are whisked away to Urinetown, never to be seen again.
A revolution brews as the masses rise up in defiance under the leadership of an unlikely hero, the dashing young rebel Bobby Strong.
Urinetown the musical is funny to the bone.
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