CATS at the London Palladium
London Palladium, Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS returns to the London Palladium.
One of the greatest and most successful musicals of all time is returning to its original home city of London, as CATS comes to the London Palladium for a limited season.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s huge international hit show has been staged in over 26 countries worldwide and seen by millions. The original London production smashed all box-office records, playing for 21 years and becoming the world’s longest-running musical.
And now the show that won Best Musical at the Olivier and Tony Awards returns to London for a strictly limited season from 23 October 2015 until 2 January 2016.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s much-loved Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show’s original creative team of Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Trevor Nunn, choreographer Gillian Lynne and designer John Napier will reunite for this brand new production. Chrissie Cartwright, long term Associate Director of Cats, will work with Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne in re-directing the production for the London Palladium.
An extraordinary score by Andrew Lloyd Webber includes 20 timeless melodies including hit song “Memory”, and the show features spectacular sets, stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography.
Tickets to the show will also include a unique “Cats Experience” for kids, including Cats face painting.
Experience this legendary musical phenomenon in London.
Beverley Knight stars as Grizabella alongside Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina), Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie Leatherland (Rumpelteazer), Adam Linstead (Old Deuteronomy), Paul F Monaghan (Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones), Jane Quinn (Jennyanydots), Mark John Richardson (Quaxo/ Mistoffelees), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum), Jordan Shaw (Pouncival), Hannah Kenna Thomas (Victoria/ White Cat), James Titchener (Coricopat), Marcquelle Ward (Tugger) and Anna Woodside (Demeter). They are joined by Megan Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Lucy Brushett, Oliver Ramsdale, Alex Pinder and Barry Haywood as swings.
This magical blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball.
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
★★★★★ “A top-whisker revival” Daily Mail
★★★★ “Makes your hairs stand on end… a coup de theatre” Daily Telegraph
★★★★ “An invigorating dance-spectacle” The Guardian
★★★★ “Gillian Lynne’s choreography is winningly effervescent” Evening Standard
★★★★ “The cat’s whiskers” Independent
“Storybook charm, retro pizzazz and songs that are as catchy as fleas” Variety