Urinetown The Musical is situated in an urban dystopia, with a 1930s feel. After two decades of drought, the people have been subjected to pay-per-use public toilets, monopolised by corrupt politician Caldwell B. Cladwell. Any who fail to pay the ‘fee to pee’ to the headstrong amenity managers, like Penelope Pennywise, end up in Urinetown – a mysterious place for punishment and execution.
It’s Josie’s 50th birthday party and you’re invited! Charlotte Jones’ Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis is a bittersweet comedy telling the tale of an extraordinary night in a living room in Bolton, focusing on six eccentric but fascinating characters.
Retiring dominatrix Josie Botting lives with her charming daughter Brenda-Marie – the girl with a ‘syndrome’ that gives her ‘wisdom beyond her years’. Meanwhile, Lionel Trills, who just loves the swish of a frilly skirt, decides to throw his beloved Madame a birthday party she will never forget.