The startlingly named Urinetown is revived at the St James theatre for a run that promises to more than match its past glories.
Once one of the highlight musicals on Broadway (bagging a large number of awards), the show tells the odd tale of a city in the future that’s suffering a terrible drought. A business tycoon, who has made his fortune from bribery and the monopolisation of public toilets, is in cahoots with a brutal police force who’ll stop at nothing to maintain order. Definitely not the place to get ‘caught short’, the long suffering population risk being carted off to the one place that nobody ever returns from – the infamous Urinetown.
With dazzling songs to match the raucous, offbeat humour, this tale of love, corruption and revolution more than lives up to its enormous reputation.
- Jamie Lloyd