Phill Jupitus in Urinetown The Musical at the Apollo Theatre
Never Mind The Buzzcocks Star Taking on the Role of Caldwell B Cladwell in the Hit Musical from December 2014
A significant casting announcement has today emerged from the Apollo Theatre’s current production – Urinetown the Musical. The production is gaining a replacement in the role of Caldwell B Cladwell as current star Simon Paisley Day steps down from the production at the end of the month, along with fellow cast members Marc Elliot and Jenna Russell.
They are all set to be replaced by Phill Jupitus, Alasdair Buchan and Julie Jupp respectively from performances beginning from 1st December 2014.
Urinetown The Musical takes us to a world where public toilets have been monopolised and the man making the money from the situation is Caldwell B Cladwell. But whilst he is making a fortune from the venture, other People in this society are not so lucky. Whilst it has become harder to find a place to urinate, the penalties for relieving oneself in public is banishment to the eponymous Urinetown. The satirical production takes a look at the legal system and, along the way, also provides some parodies of well known musicals.
It originally appeared on the other side of the Atlantic and made the trip to the capital earlier this year with a run at the St James Theatre. It transferred to the Apollo Theatre in September.
Phill Jupitus is a well known comic performer whose work has included panel shows, solo performances and stage productions, among others, and is one of the most recognisable faces in British comedy. He has been a team captain on the long-running series Never Mind The Buzzcocks since the show’s beginning and has also appeared on QI and Have I Got News For You, among others, plus dramas like Holby City. However, he has also made his way to the theatre in shows such as Spamalot on a UK tour and Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, in addition to numerous performances at the regular Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Urinetown The Musical is currently booking at the Apollo Theatre for performances up to Saturday 24th January 2015. Phill Jupitus, plus the other new cast members, join the production from Monday 1st December 2014.