Hessle Theatre Company


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).


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Urinetown is a hilarious and resonating tale of greed, corruption, love, and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Urinetown, 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. 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...

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollmann
Book and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

“A declaration of the power of theatre!” (The New York Times, 2001)

“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.”


URINETOWN was produced on Broadway in September, 2001 by the Araca Group and Dodger Theatricals in association with TheaterDreams, Inc., and Lauren Mitchell All
authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk