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Friday, October 11

Richard Fleeshman to Star in Urinetown

Richard Fleeshman was last seen in the West End starring as the ghostly Sam Wheat in Ghost which he subsequently took to Broadway.  He is now about to return to London in the cult Broadway musical Urinetown which runs at St James' Theatre from February 22nd-3rd May next year.  The show has music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann and book and lyrics by Greg Kotis.

Fleeshman plays downtrodden Bobby Strong who is an assistant toilet attendant in a city that has a terrible drought where tycoon Caldwell B Cladwell has made his fortune through bribery and monopolisation of public toilets. With a brutal police force the corrupt city needs a revolution and every revolution needs a hero ...

Fleeshman's acting career began at the age of 12 when he played Craig Harris for four years in Coronation Street. He appeared in “All The Small Things" opposite Sarah Lancashire and Neil Pearson and was the youngest contestant to win a Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes at the age of 13. He also won Soapstar Superstar in 2006, signed a major record deal with Universal Records in 2007, wrote his debut album and toured with Sir Elton John on his Summer Stadium, Red Piano and European Tours. West End credits include  Legally Blonde  at the Savoy Theatre and Ghost at the Piccadilly.

Other cast members include Jenna Russell/Penelope Pennywise, Cory English/Hot Blades Harry/Old Man Strong , Jonathan Slinger/Officer Lockstock (who narrates the piece) with Matthew Seadon-Young/Robbie The Stockfish/Business Man #1, Madeleine Harland/Soupy Sue/Cladwell's Secretary, Katie Bernstein/Little Becky Two Shoes/Mrs Millennium, Rosanna Hyland/Hope Cladwell,  Julie Jupp/Old Woman/Josephine Strong, Mark Meadows/Senator Fipp and swings Joel Montague and Jo Napthine. They will be directed by Jamie Lloyd who has just opened The Commitments at the Palace Theatre.

Listen to the creative team telling you all about the show at the launch of Urinetown here.

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