Performances from 29 September 2014
Mon - Sat 7.45pm
Thu & Sat mats 3pm
0844 482 9671
Thu & Sat mats 3pm
BOOK ONLINE OR CALL
0844 482 9671 (24HRS)
Mon-Thu £49.50, £39.50, £19.50*
Fri-Sat £59.50, £49.50, £22.50*
Premium seats available
CALL BOX OFFICE FOR SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE TIMES
Monday – Friday performances
Until 19th December - £29.50
From 22nd December - £39.50
School Groups 10+ £17.50
Monday – Thursday performances in term time
Call: 0844 482 9677
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the box office in person
A £1.50 - £2 booking fee applies to online and phone bookings.
No booking fee for tickets purchased in person at the Box Office
All ticket prices include a £1 restoration levy.
Truth, Hope and Love are more than a just a pipe-dream.
Greg Kotis conceived the original idea for URINETOWN after encountering a pay-per-use toilet whilst travelling in Europe. He began writing the award-winning Book shortly after, joining with Mark Hollmann, composer and lyricist. URINETOWN was nominated for 10 Tony awards, winning for best book, score and direction.
URINETOWN is a social and political satire set in a fictional future where a terrible 20-year drought has crippled the city’s water supplies. Water is so scarce that the government enforces a ban on all private toilets in an effort to control water consumption.
The citizens must now use the public, pay-per-use amenities owned and operated by Urine Good Company (UGC) - a private malevolent corporation run by the corrupt Caldwell B. Cladwell. Citizens who try to circumvent the peeing-fee by relieving themselves in the bushes risk being taken away to “Urinetown”, a mysterious place where many have been sent but no one ever returns.
The oppressed masses huddle in line at the poorest, filthiest urinal in town, Public Amenity #9, which is run by the rigid, harshly authoritarian Penelope Pennywise and her assistant, dashing young rebel Bobby Strong. With fee increases in the pipeline, the poor rise up under the leadership of Bobby to fight the tyrannical regime for the right to make the public amenities free for all to use.
URINETOWN is a hilarious and resonating tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.
“A declaration of the power of theatre!” (The New York Times, 2001) “Everything fits together in the creation of something that feels entirely original. The show’s glorious message is: Hey, it’s only theatre, but isn’t it wonderful? And did I mention it’s hilarious? Simply the most galvanizing theatre experience in town.”
The New York Observer called it "fresh, unique, impudent, colourful, irreverent, exciting and wonderful!”
“[Urinetown] engages in a highly pertinent, political conversation [whilst] keeping its tongue in its cheek and a beating heart at its centre” - Jamie Lloyd, Director
The Apollo Theatre is located on Shaftesbury Avenue, near to Piccadilly Circus in London's West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.
If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park's Theatreland Parking Scheme saving 50% off off-street car parking charges for up to 24 hours. To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park's website.
Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES.
10am to 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
Masterpark - Chinatown, Newport Place
Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)
1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176
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