Cats at London Palladium tickets
Cats at London Palladium tickets

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About the show

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
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 it.... More

TM89 6' 3", 235 reviews, 4 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. More

Lethaniel-S-C 6", 52 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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

cloeblock 5"6, 40 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

jannesteffen 174cm, 75 reviews, 1 helpful vote

AllThingsStagey 5 ' 4, 355 reviews, 9 helpful votes

zls158 5ft 10in, 140 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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

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

susannahrosemn 5"3, 135 reviews, 6 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, 135 reviews, 6 helpful votes