Beverley Knight is to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats taking on the role of Grizabella.
Known as the Queen of British Soul, it was considered celebrity casting when Beverley Knight was cast as Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard Musical. Proving her worth she wowed audiences, hitting all the right notes and bringing a thrilling star performance. Seamlessly moving on to Memphis The Musical, which received Olivier nominations for Best New Musical and won What’s on Stage Award for Best New Musical, played to her talents as a soul singer, however the role of Grizabella in CATS finally takes Knight into the realm of traditional West End musical theatre.
Knight said “To be asked to join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s historic show was so exciting and totally unexpected as, vocally, I am so different to the many incredible women who have sung the classic Memory over the years. To follow in their footsteps is something to truly relish! I am really looking forward to transforming into Grizabella with her fabulous costume and amazing make up and to be playing the role at the London Palladium. Working with Andrew will be a real privilege.”