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    Autumn 2015 :: URINETOWN The Musical :: Reading/Auditions

    YAT will next meet at Hampton Hill Theatre from 7.30pm on Thursday 27 August 2015 where we will be holding a read through for our Autumn production, URINETOWN The Musical.

    URINETOWN The Musical
    Music & Lyrics by Mark Hollman
    Book & Lyrics by Greg Kotis
    Directed by Bill Compton
    Musical Direction by James Hall

    Date: Thursday 27 August
    Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
    Location: Hampton Hill Theatre

    Dates: Tuesday 1 + Thursday 3 September
    Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
    Location: Collis School, Teddington

    To audition, you will need to prepare two songs from the Audition Pack: 1. The piece from The Finale and 2. Any one of the others.

    Days: Various Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout September, October and early-November
    Time: 7.30pm - 10pm
    Location: Mostly at Collis School, Teddington

    Date: Wednesday 11 - Saturday 14 November
    Time: 7.45pm
    Location: Hampton Hill Theatre

    Click here for the official Facebook audition event

    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!”

    Tickets for these performances will be on sale mid-October 2015 from www.yat.org.uk/boxoffice

    If you want to take part in this production but may have difficulty attending the auditions then please register your interest by contacting us on 0844 740 1970 or visit our Get in touch page.