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 forFans 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+