One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, Cats will come to the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham from Tuesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 26.
Based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking adaptation of Cats is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne and set and costume design by John Napier.
Re-creating the direction and choreography for the tour is Chrissie Cartwright.
Including one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most memorable musical scores, spectacular set design, extraordinary costumes and stunning choreography, Cats is a uniquely magical musical.
On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to the heaviside layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
Music, dance and verse fuse together in an enchanting blend of fantasy, drama and romance.
Cats opened at the New London Theatre on May 11, 1981, and played almost 9,000 performances.
It closed exactly 21 record-breaking years later, having won an Olivier Award for Best Musical (1981). On Broadway, it was the winner of seven 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.
Cats continues to be a worldwide musical phenomenon; to date Cats remains one of the world’s longest running musicals and has been seen by over 50 million people.
It has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities in 26 countries around the world and has been performed in at least ten different languages.
Cats was last seen in the UK in 2008 where it enjoyed a hugely successful tour playing to sell-out audiences across the country. Back by popular demand, the memory of Cats returns with the 2013-14 tour.
Over the decades, Cats has featured some of this country’s most famous stage performers including Elaine Paige (Grizabella), Wayne Sleep (Mungojerrie), Bonnie Langford (Rumpleteazer), Paul Nicholas (Rum Tum Tugger), Brian Blessed (Old Deuteronomy), Sarah Brightman (‘Jemima‘) and Rosemarie Ford (Bombalurina and Grizabella).
Performance times for the show are: evenings 7.30pm, Wednesday and Thursday matinees 2pm, Saturday matinees 2.30pm.
Ticket prices are £39.50-£15 plus concessions.
They are available by going to www.trch.co.uk or you can get them via the box office on 0115 989 5555.