The record-breaking musical Cats returns to the capital just in time for Christmas…
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s much-loved show is coming back to London
Early December 2014 will see Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats embarking on a 12 week run at the London Palladium.
Cats is based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. Premiering at the New London Theatre in 1981, where it played almost 9,000 productions for a phenomenal nine years, Cats is one of the longest-running shows in the history of the West End and on Broadway.
Award-winning in the West End and on Broadway
The show won the Best Musical Award for both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards. On Broadway the production ran for 18 years and won seven Tony awards, including Best Musical. Both the Broadway and the original London cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album.
And it’s not just in the UK and American where Cats has been a resounding success. The cat-centric show has been played in 26 different countries, seen by more than 50 million people around the world and has been translated into ten different languages.
The secret world of cats
Cats the musical tells the story of the secrets of a tribe of cats known as the Jellicles. The cats establish ‘The Jellicle Choice’, to decide which cat will go to cat heaven and then start a new life.
With agile cats pouncing from one end of the stage to the next, preening and cartwheeling as they leap and dive, needless to say the choreography in Cats is incredible.
Cats is directed by Trevor Nunn. Gillian Lynne is the Associate Director and choreographer. Working alongside Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne is Chrissie Cartwright, long term Associate Director of Cats.
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