Cats, the musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is a dynamic show told through the medium of music and dance.
Based on TS Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, it tells the story of how, on one magical night of the year, the Jellicle Cats gather at the Jellicle Ball to rejoice and decide which one of them will be chosen to ascend to the Heaviside Layer to be reborn into a new life.
Please note this is an amateur society.
The Princess Theatre first opened its doors on Wednesday 7 June 1961. Top of the bill on the opening night were the late, great Tommy Cooper and the legendary Morecombe & Wise. In 1963 The Beatles appeared live on stage singing the then newly released single “She Loves You” causing some hysteria in the town!
The Princess Theatre is South Devon’s largest theatre with a seating capacity of 1,491. Big musical productions that have thrilled our audiences include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Chicago, Starlight Express, Rocky Horror, Cats, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Icons of the stage and screen Sir Roger Moore, Elaine Page, Joan Collins and the beloved Joan Rivers, have also graced our stage. Comedians Jimmy Carr, Alan Carr and Dawn French have performed here too and chart toppers Mumford & Sons, Jamie Cullum and Ronan Keating have included the theatre on their UK tours.