Andrew Lloyd Webber’s extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit miaow-sical, Cats returns to the New Victoria Theatre, Woking for two weeks from Tue 9 - Sat 20 July. One of the longest running shows in the West End and Broadway history, this classic musical is adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.
A wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance, Cats is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse with spectacular set design, extraordinary costumes, stunning choreography all accompanied by an unforgettable score including the timeless Memory.
Cats opened at the New London Theatre on 11 May 1981 and played almost 9,000 performances. It closed on 11 May 2002 having celebrated 21 record-breaking years and winning an Olivier Award for Best Musical (1981). On Broadway it was the winner of 7 Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Director) and ran for an amazing 18 years making it second only to The Phantom of the Opera as Broadway’s longest running musical. To date, Cats has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities in 26 countries around the world and has been performed in at least 10 different languages. It has featured some of the country’s most famous faces including Elaine Paige, Wayne Sleep, Bonnie Langford, Paul Nicholas, Brian Blessed, Sarah Brightman, Rosemarie Ford and John Partridge.
Lloyd Webber’s record- breaking adaptation is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne who was recently awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Olivier’s and set and costume design by John Napier. Re-creating the direction and choreography for the tour is Chrissie Cartwright.
Back by popular demand, the memory of Cats returns with the 2013 tour. With tickets selling fast make sure you ‘whisker’ your loved ones to this legendary musical the July!