Cats at London Palladium tickets
Cats at London Palladium tickets

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Overview

Following its hugely successful 2014/15 run, Cats is back on the West End starring the award-winning musician Beverley Knight as Grizabella. This dance and musical phenomenon that has been seen by more than 50 million people returns to the London Palladium backed by overwhelming public demand and critical acclaim.

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’ for this privilege, and through a selection of songs the audience gets to know the individual identity and personality of each cat of the Jellicle tribe. But who will Old Deuteronomy chose to ascend? Featuring some of the most famous music in the musical theatre songbook, from ‘Memory’ and ‘Macavity’ to ‘The Ad-dressing of Cats’, Cats takes us through the junk-yard lives of well-loved characters including Grizabella, Macavity, Old Deuteronomy and Rum Tum Tugger.

The Tony and Olivier award-winning director Sir Trevor Nunn (Les Miserables, Starlight Express) and classically trained choreographer Dame Gillian Lynne (The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love) bring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s innovative score to life in what can only be described as a display of Britain’s best theatrical talent. The trio bring back Cats, one of the longest running West End musicals, in a production that is as polished and passionately performed as ever.

Queen of British Soul, Beverley Knight, will take on the role of Grizabella following the huge successes of Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis in the role in the 2014/15 run. Knight is delighted to be joining the ranks of musical theatre legends to have performed Grizabella, adding: “To follow in their footsteps is something to truly relish! [...] Working with Andrew will be a real privilege”.

Cats will open on 23rd October 2015 at the London Palladium and will run until 2nd January 2016.

Recommended for

Cats is a real visual spectacle, and with an easy-to-follow storyline is perfect for holding the attention of children of all ages. However, please note that the London Palladium has a minimum age requirement of 5+ years old.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes including an interval
Opened: 23 Oct 2015
Press night: 23 Oct 2015
Booking from: 02 Jan 2016
Booking until: 02 Jan 2016

Location and map

London Palladium
Argyll Street
London, W1F 7TF

17 Reviews Add review

The show itself, is, admittedly, dross. It makes no sense whatsoever and you can leave your brain at the door, as you won't need i... More

TM89 6' 3", 131 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The show itself, is, admittedly, dross. It makes no sense whatsoever and you can leave your brain at the door, as you won't need it. The book is rather weak, and aside from a handful of songs, the score pretty much makes no sense. The reason for the high star rating, however, is for Beverley Knight, who, on the last show of this run, blew the entire audience away with her vocal talents during her big number, "Memory". I witnessed something very special indeed on this day.

TM89 6' 3", 131 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Cats is perfect and this revival helps new generation see a show the show for the first time since its run at the New London theat... More

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Cats is perfect and this revival helps new generation see a show the show for the first time since its run at the New London theatre.

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 59 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Never seen Cats before, despite being a huge musical theatre fan. I love the score, and seeing this on stage was mesmerising! It's... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 142 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Never seen Cats before, despite being a huge musical theatre fan. I love the score, and seeing this on stage was mesmerising! It's very bizarre in terms of the story-line, however if you take it at face-value as simply a catalogue of songs, it's extremely enjoyable. I was blown away by the amount of triple-threats on stage, and particularly enjoyed Bombalurina and Victoria. The dancing was magnificent. Would absolutely see this show again.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 142 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Absolutely loved the show! The singing and dancing were incredible and it was amazing to see such a large amount of talent on stag... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 142 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Absolutely loved the show! The singing and dancing were incredible and it was amazing to see such a large amount of talent on stage. It's definitely one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's more bizarre musicals, but if you simply engage in it as a catalogue of songs, rather than an intense story, it's a lot of fun. I can definitely understand why it has such a cult following!

susannahrosemn 5"3, 142 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Performers were so talented! Nicole Scherzinger sang perfectly but was not the best actress.

cloeblock 5"6, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Performers were so talented! Nicole Scherzinger sang perfectly but was not the best actress.

cloeblock 5"6, 29 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I just loved the show and the cast were brilliant. I would go again in a heartbeat.

jannesteffen 174cm, 63 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I just loved the show and the cast were brilliant. I would go again in a heartbeat.

jannesteffen 174cm, 63 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Incredible choreography that suits the music perfectly. Visually stunning to watch. Set was incredible and Beverley Knight singing... More

kelanpannell 5"7, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Incredible choreography that suits the music perfectly. Visually stunning to watch. Set was incredible and Beverley Knight singing Memory was breathtaking. Every theatre fan should see this show at least once.

kelanpannell 5"7, 10 reviews, 0 helpful votes

zls158 5ft 10in, 131 reviews, 3 helpful votes

zls158 5ft 10in, 131 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Beautiful show staring Beverley Knight.

carolinemorrison 5'9, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Beautiful show staring Beverley Knight.

carolinemorrison 5'9, 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes