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Simon Paisley Day returns to Urinetown

Published August 29, 2014

Simon Paisley Day will reprise his role in Urinetown The Musical alongside Nathan Amzi and Matthew Seadon-Young when the production transfers to the Apollo Theatre next month.

Sherlock and Being Human star Paisley Day, whose stage credits include The Low Road at the Royal Court and The Taming Of The Shrew at Shakespeare’s Globe, will return to the role of tyrannical toilet tycoon Caldwell B Cladwell after his performance in the musical’s London premiere at the St James Theatre.

He is joined by rising star Seadon-Young, who replaces Richard Fleeshman as Urinetown’s most unlikely hero Bobby Strong having played Robbie the Stockfish in the production’s original run in the capital. The Voice UK star Amzi, whose recent London stage credits include In The Heights at Southwark Playhouse and West End hit Rock Of Ages, will play Officer Barrel.

The trio joins a previously announced cast including Jenna Russell, Marc Elliott and Jonathan Slinger. Other cast members announced today are Alasdair Buchan, who returns to the production following his performance at the St James Theatre, Amzi’s In The Heights co-star Christina Modestou, The Light Princess’ Kane Oliver Parry and Vicky Lee Taylor, who was last seen on the West End stage in A Chorus Line at the London Palladium.

Talking about today’s casting news, director Jamie Lloyd said: “I am really excited that we now have the full cast for our West End transfer of Urinetown. It is great that the brilliantly talented Simon Paisley Day is reprising the role of Caldwell B Cladwell for our run at the Apollo Theatre. I am also thrilled that Matthew Seadon-Young will be getting the opportunity to play Bobby Strong. I saw Nathan Amzi’s fantastic performance in In The Heights, and I know he will add another dimension to our multi-talented cast.”

Urinetown The Musical is the tale of a town fit to burst, where spending a penny can cost you a one-way ticket to the place of its title. Featuring music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann with a book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, it will play at the Apollo Theatre from 29 September, following the Royal Court’s current hit Let The Right One In, which ends its run tomorrow.