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Urinetown The Musical - Simon Paisley Day completes cast

Simon Paisley Day

Casting news

CRITICALLY acclaimed TV, West End and Broadway star Simon Paisley Day as Caldwell B. Cladwell completes the cast of Urinetown The Musical, which runs at St James Theatre from March 11 (previews from February 22) to May 3, 2014.

He will be joining the already announced Richard Fleeshman, Jenna Russell, Jonathan Slinger and Marc Elliott.

Simon Paisley Day extensive work at the National Theatre includes Twelfth Night, Anything Goes, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Coast Of Utopia, Albert Speer, Hamlet, Candide, Troilus and Cressida, Money and Oh What a Lovely War!

His stage credits elsewhere include The Low Road and The Ugly One (Royal Court Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew and Timon of Athens (Shakespeare’s Globe), Private Lives (Music Box Theatre, New York/Vaudeville Theatre, London), Entertaining Mr. Sloane (Trafalgar Studios), The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre), Don’t Look Now (Lyric Hammersmith), The Philanthropist (Donmar Warehouse), Cymbeline and Twelfth Night (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), By Jeeves! (Scarborough/Duke of York’s Theatre) and A Woman of No Importance (Royal Shakespeare Theatre).

Most recently, he wrote the comedy Raving, which was directed by Edward Hall and enjoyed a sell-out run at Hampstead Theatre.

His screen credits include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Musketeers, Titanic, Spartacus, Midsomer Murders, Queen and Country, The Untitled Cycling Project, Madame Bovary and The Falling.

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.

Jamie Lloyd directs this tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution set in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Read more about Urinetown The Musical.