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Flushed with success: Is Jamie Lloyd's latest project Urinetown?

The rising star director's name has been attached to a mysterious new production at the St James Theatre

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Just when we thought he couldn't get any busier, wunderkind director Jamie Lloyd has been attached to another major production.

Lloyd, whose acclaimed revival of Pinter's The Hothouse is currently running as part of his five-production residency at Trafalgar Studios, is about to start work on The Commitments, and has now been announced as the director of a new 'mystery' show at St James Theatre.

The production, speculated to be the London transfer of satirical musical Urinetown, runs at the new Victoria venue from 21 February to 3 May 2014.

Simply called 'UGC', tickets have been rising steadily in price (currently £32) as further details of the production are confirmed via Twitter (see pic below).

According to recent press material for the show in the US, Urinetown is "a hilarious tale of greed, corruption, love and revolution in a time when water is worth its weight in gold". It's set in a Gotham-like city of the future, where a hero leads the people in an uprising against private toilets.

Written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis, Urinetown premiered Off-Broadway in 2001, transferring to Broadway later that year and running until 2004.

For more (or, rather, less) information, see www.ugclondon.co.uk


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