From December 1, 2014, Phill Jupitus will join the cast of Urinetown: The Musical, assuming the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell.

Urinetown: The Musical is directed by Jamie Lloyd and is produced by Julian Stoneman Associates and The Araca Group; scheduled to run at the Apollo Theatre until January 10, 2015.

Phill Jupitus is best known for BBC2’s Never Mind The Buzzcocks, where he has remained a team captain since its birth in 1996. Phill Jupitus’ theatre credits include Hairspray at the Shaftesbury Theatre, where he assumed the role of Edna Turnblad, with additional stage credits including Spamalot during its UK & Ireland Tour.

It has also been announced that current cast members Julie Jupp and Alasdair Buchan will take over the roles of Penelope Pennywise and Mr. McQueen from December 1.

On November 29, 2014, Jenna Russell (Penelope Pennywise) and Marc Elliot (Mr. McQueen) performed for the final time. Urinetown: The Musical saw a successful run at the St James Theatre from February 22 to May 3, 2014 before transferring to the Apollo Theatre in September.

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