Cats at London Palladium tickets
Cats at London Palladium tickets

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Overview

One of the longest running musicals in the world, Cats wowed audiences from 1981-2002 at the New London Theatre in the West End and even transferred to Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre for eighteen years. Touring across the world and scooping two Laurence Olivier Awards plus seven Tony Awards, Cats is one of the most popular musicals ever made.

For the first time in twelve years, Cats returns to the West End stage, this time to the vast London Palladium Theatre with superstar Nicole Scherzinger playing the iconic Grizabella the Glamour Cat. Created by world famous composer, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tony and Laurence Olivier award-winning director Sir Trevor Nunn and classically trained choreographer Dame Gillian Lynn, the original team reunite once again to revive this timeless classic.

Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical takes audiences on a famously surreal journey into the world of the Jellicle Cats as they gather together for the Jellicle Ball. It is here that their leader, Old Deuteronomy, selects the cat that will ascend to the “Heaviside Layer” and be reborn. What follows is a series of “auditions” in which each cat tries to prove their worth. From the Rum Tum Tugger to Macavity, Gus the Theatre Cat to Skimbleshanks, Mungojerrie to Rumpleteazer, who will Old Deuteronomy choose to ascend?

Whilst Cats has been slightly modified for the modern day, the classic musical numbers ‘Memory’, ‘Skimbleshanks’, ‘Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer’, and ‘Journey to the Heaviside Layer’ are still very much present in the revamped production. ‘The Rum Tum Tugger’ may have had a bit of an update! Cats is fun for all the family and is guaranteed to provide an evening of entertainment that you will never forget.

Recommended for

Fans of Nicole Scherzinger will love this show as they will get to see the star perform one of the most memorable songs of the evening.

Cats is a family friendly show that will appeal to fans of Andrew Lloyd Webber and wacky shows such as Starlight Express.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
Opened: 06 Dec 2014
Press night: 11 Dec 2014
Booking from: 30 Mar 2015
Booking until: 25 Apr 2015

Location and map

London Palladium
Argyll Street
London, W1F 7TF

42 Reviews Add review

CATS is a show that me and my family have all grown up. It's a beautiful show. This adaptation was wonderful, apart from one part ... More

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

CATS is a show that me and my family have all grown up. It's a beautiful show. This adaptation was wonderful, apart from one part that is normally done as a rap by a cat which was updated to the cat looking quite robotic which I did not enjoy. Some shows just don't need to be changed - they're great the way they are :-)

RichardBayton 6"2, 106 reviews, 2 helpful votes

I love Cats. This show was the reason why I came to London. The cast on that evening were brilliant and I loved every minute. The ... More

jannesteffen 174cm, 63 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I love Cats. This show was the reason why I came to London. The cast on that evening were brilliant and I loved every minute. The Palladium is such a beautiful theatre and the staff there are doing a very good job!

jannesteffen 174cm, 63 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show - great singing, dancing and fantastic set.

EmilyJaane 175cm, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show - great singing, dancing and fantastic set.

EmilyJaane 175cm, 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Kerry Ellis was amazing!

elphaba 59 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Kerry Ellis was amazing!

elphaba 59 reviews, 4 helpful votes

producernix 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

producernix 5"7, 11 reviews, 0 helpful votes

gmr 180, 118 reviews, 1 helpful vote

gmr 180, 118 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I did not enjoy this show very much, think it did not help that I was expecting one storyline running through the show, rather tha... More

gemcurtis 5'6", 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I did not enjoy this show very much, think it did not help that I was expecting one storyline running through the show, rather than lots of short stories about each character.

gemcurtis 5'6", 26 reviews, 0 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 140 reviews, 2 helpful votes

rikkiONshow 178cm, 140 reviews, 2 helpful votes

markeastaugh 6"1, 140 reviews, 1 helpful vote

markeastaugh 6"1, 140 reviews, 1 helpful vote