NOW AND FOREVER THE MEMORY RETURNS…
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S – CATS
Wed 21st August – Sat 7th September 2013
Tickets from €20 on sale now.
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, CATS will come to The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Irish musical theatre star, Susan McFadden will join the cast from 21st August to 4th September in the role of Grizabella.
Based on T.S Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking adaptation 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 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.
ENTER THE MAGICAL MUSICAL WORLD OF CATS
adopted from http://www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/cats.html