Late last night we revealed that Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell, Cory English and Jonathan Slinger will star in the West End premiere of Urinetown at the St James Theatre. Richard will play Bobby Strong, Jenna will play Penelope Pennywise while Cory has been cast as Old Man Strong/Hot Blades Harry and Jonathan as Officer Lockstock
It has now been announced that the cast will also feature: Katie Bernstein (Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs Millennium), Madeleine Harland (Soupy Sue/Cladwell’s Secretary), Rosanna Hyland (Hope Cladwell), Julie Jupp (Old Woman/Josephine Strong), Mark Meadows (Senator Fipp), Joel Montague (Male Swing 1), Jo Napthine (Female Swing 2) and Matthew Seadon-Young (Robbie The Stockfish/UGC Executive 1).
The role of Caldwell B. Cladwell and further casting will be announced shortly.
Jamie Lloyd is directing this exciting production which opens next year on 11th March (previews from 22nd February) and runs until 3rd May 2014. Urinetown 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.
Meet The Cast
Katie Bernstein’s stage credits include Payback at Riverside Studios, Rent on a UK Tour, Run at the Polka Theatre and Goodbye Barcelona at the Arcola Theatre.
Cory English was most recently on stage in the US in Somewhere in Time at Portland Centre Stage. His Broadway credits include: Chicago, Young Frankenstein, Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum, Hello Dolly, Damn Yankees, Guys And Dolls and Gypsy. His UK stage credits include: Chicago, Guys And Dolls and The Producers (for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in a touring company).
Richard Fleeshman’s stage credits include: Ghost The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre and on Broadway and Legally Blonde at the Savoy Theatre. He is best known on screen as Craig Harris in Coronation Street. Richard’s other screen credits include: Moving On, Midsomer Murders, All The Small Things, Reading Bedtime Stories, Monday Monday, Blue Murder IV and An Angel For May.
Madeleine Harland’s stage credits include: Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre, Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre, Guys And Dolls at the Piccadilly Theatre, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the Palladium, Carousel at Chichester Festival Theatre, Tell Me On A Sunday (UK Tour), Madonna And Me at Jermyn St Theatre/Union Theatre and Cats on a UK/International Tour. Madeleine’s screen credits include: The Gist and Hollyoaks.
Rosanna Hyland’s stage credits include: Sister Act The Musical at the Palladium and cover for Julie Jordan in Carousel at the Savoy Theatre and Princess Fiona in Shrek The Musical at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Julie Jupp’s stage credits include: Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter Theatre, Finding Neverland at Leicester Curve, A Bowl Of Cherries at Charing Cross Theatre, Road Show at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Boston Marriage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Mikado all at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Turandot at Hampstead Theatre, Bad Girls at the Garrick Theatre/West Yorkshire Playhouse, Alice In Wonderland at West Yorkshire Playhouse and The Card and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park. Julie’s screen credits include: Topsy Turvy, Hello You, Tree of Hands, Serious & Organised, Casualty, Doctors and EastEnders.
Mark Meadows’ stage credits include: A Man of No Importance, Epsom Downs and The Herbal Bed all at Salisbury Playhouse, The Tempest at the Theatre Royal, Bath, Goodbye Barcelona at the Arcola Theatre, Betty Blue Eyes at the Novello Theatre, The Three Musketeers at the Rose Theatre, Kingston, The Giant at Hampstead Theatre, Macbeth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream both at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, White Christmas at the Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, Longitude and Moby Dick both at Greenwich Theatre, 5/11 at Chichester Festival Theatre, King Lear and Six Pictures Of Lee Miller both at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester, The Emperor & The Nightingale at the Watermill Theatre, High Society at the Sheffield Crucible and Look Back in Anger, Up The Feeder and A Street Car Named Desire all at Bristol Old Vic.
Joel Montague’s stage credits include: Rocky Horror Show on a UK Tour, Sister Act on a UK Tour, Dick Whittington at Milton Keynes Theatre and Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Joel’s screen credits include: Move Like Michael Jackson, Coronation Street, Girls in Love, Grange Hill, World in Action and In Suspicious Circumstances.
Jo Napthine’s stage credits include: Oliver on a UK Tour and Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto, Les Miserables and The Woman In White both at the Palace Theatre, Kiss Me Kate at the Victoria Palace Theatre, Jerry Springer – The Opera at the National Theatre/Cambridge Theatre, and The Sound Of Music and Sister Act both at the London Palladium.
Olivier award winning Jenna Russell’s stage credits include: Merrily We Roll Along at the Menier Chocolate Factory/Harold Pinter Theatre, Soho Cinders at Soho Theatre, Season’s Greetings at the National Theatre, Into The Woods, The Card and A Midsummer Night’s Dream all at the Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park, Sunday In The Park With George for the Roundabout Theater Company, New York, Amy’s View at the Theatre Royal, Bath, Sunday In The Park With George at the Menier Chocolate Factory/Wyndham’s Theatre, Guys And Dolls and Into The Woods both at the Donmar Warehouse, High Society at the Crucible, As You Like It, Anthony And Cleopatra, The Winters Tale, Misha’s Party, The Beggars Opera and Wildest Dreams all for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Matthew Seadon-Young’s stage credits include The School For Scandal at the Theatre Royal, Bath, She Stoops To Conquer at the National Theatre and Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre. Matthew also sang at the 85th Academy Awards (Oscars – 2013) and The 25th Anniversary Concert for Les Miserables at the O2 Arena, London. Matthew also appeared in the award winning film of Les Miserables directed by Tom Hooper.
Jonathan Slinger’s work for the RSC includes; Top of Form Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, The Tempest, The Comedy Of Errors,Twelfth Night, The Homecoming, Richard II, Richard III, Henry VI, Part One, Henry VI, Part Two, Henry VI, Part Three, Henry IV, Part One, Henry IV, Part Two, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors, The American Pilot, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Macbeth. Jonathan’s other stage work includes Yes, Prime Minister at the Chichester Festival Theatre, The Gods Weep for the RSC/Hampstead Theatre,Uncle Vanya at the Young Vic, Power, The Duchess Of Malfi and The Coast Of Utopia at the National Theatre, Bones at Newcastle LIVE and Hampstead Theatre, Medea at the Queen’s Theatre as well as As You Like It and Dreaming both at the Royal Exchange.