Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Urinetown announces gala performance to support Water.org

Producers of Urinetown have announced details of a special charity gala performance to support Water.org on Monday 20th October at 7.45pm.

In conjunction with Urinetown’s West End transfer to the Apollo Theatre, the gala will introduce this new collaboration with Water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis. In Urinetown people have to pay to use the toilet. With this charity event, Urinetown aims to raise awareness about the real global water crisis that the world’s population is facing today.

This special gala performance celebrates the beginning of a long-term fundraising collaboration between Urinetown and Water.org. Urinetown will be donating proceeds from the gala to the nonprofit organization, as well as providing ongoing support in conjunction with its West End run.

The Water Crisis
780 million people in the world lack access to safe water. 2.5 billion lack improved sanitation
1 in 9 people don’t have safe water to drink. 1 in 4 doesn’t have a toilet
 Every minute at least one child dies due to a water-related illness
More people in the world have access to a mobile phone than a toilet

Water.org co-founder Gary White said, "Water.org welcomes Urinetown’s support to share our vision of a world where everyone has access to safe drinking water and can experience the dignity of a toilet."

Urinetown's Director, Jamie Lloyd, said: "The best sort of theatre engages directly with the world. It may be great fun, but it should also be vital and apposite, and perhaps, instigate a broader discussion. Urinetown’s dystopian future does not have to be a prediction unless we make it so. We are delighted that the production can assist the mission of Water.org whilst keeping its audience laughing along the way.” 

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