The Musical Cats will return to the London Palladium for a final ten week season from 23 October 2015 – 2 January 2016 with Beverley Knight playing Grizabella.
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.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats returned to the West End in December last year reuniting the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Nicole Scherzinger and then Kerry Ellis played the role of Grizabella in this sell-out Palladium run. In July this year Jane McDonald will play Grizabella in an 8 week season at Blackpool Opera House.
Tickets, from £20 with top price seats at £59.50 and children’s tickets at half price for Monday to Thursday performances, are released for sale on Thursday 14 May 2015. Casting for this strictly limited season will be announced shortly.
Cats was originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Limited.