The Daily Mail has announced that Richard Fleeshman (pictured right), Jenna Russell, Cory English and Jonathan Slinger will star in the West End premiere of Urinetown at the St James Theatre. The production, directed by Jamie Lloyd, opens next year on 11th March (previews from 22nd February) and runs until 3rd May 2014.
Richard Fleeshman, most recently seen in the West End and Broadway productions of Ghost The Musical, will lead the cast as Bobby Strong. Speaking to Baz Bamigboye about his role, Richard said: “He’s a municipal toilet clerk. He looks after a loo. He’s more downtrodden than the guy in Ghost, but the love story is just as strong.”
Further casting and information has now been announced. Click here for more info.
‘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.’
Urinetown has music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis. Urinetown is produced by Julian Stoneman Associates and The Araca Group with production design by Soutra Gilmour, choreography by Ann Yee, lighting design by Adam Silverman, sound design by Terry Jardine & Nick Lidster, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin and musical supervision by Alan Williams.