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Next Monday, on the 20th of October 2014, the Tony-winning musical, Urinetown, will be raising money for Water.org at a special charity performance gala at the Apollo Theatre in London’s West End!
I cannot think of a more fitting collaboration. Urinetown is a satirical musical that I first saw in LA about a town that is suffering from a drought that has caused a terrible water shortage and the necessity to pay a penny to … you got it — use the toilets. Crazy concept and title but it is laugh out loud funny and now Urinetown has warmed our hearts again by collaborating with Water.org,
|Ghana (c) Water.org|
an American charity that strives to ensure ALL people have access to safe water and sanitation! The charity has done and continues to do work in countries such as Haiti, Ghana, India and Bangladesh,
|Haiti (c) Water.org|
and has received a four out of four rating from Charity Navigator.
|(c) Urinetown the Musical|
As Urinetown’s director, Jamie Lloyd, says,
“The best sort of theatre engages directly with the world. It may be great fun, but it should also be vital and apposite, and perhaps, instigate a broader discussion. Urinetown’s dystopian future does not have to be a prediction unless we make it so. We are delighted that the production can assist the mission of Water.org whilst keeping its audience laughing along the way.”
|Jenna Russell (c) Urinetown the Musical|
So how can you get involved?
Urinetown and Water.org will be hosting a special charity performance gala next Monday and tickets are on sale (http://www.urinetown.co.uk/gala.php) with prices as low as £21.50 for price band C in the stalls. If you cannot attend the special gala, you can also show your support by visiting Water.org and making a donation as well as supporting shows such as Urinetown that aim to “engage directly with the world” as Director Jamie Lloyd said.
Did you know …?
1 in 9 people don’t have safe water to drink
1 in 4 people don’t have a toilet
780 million people in the world lack access to safe water.
2.5 billion people lack improved sanitation.