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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh visit Cats in Blackpool

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh with Jane McDonald as Grizabella on the set of Cats at Blackpool Opera House
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh with Jane McDonald as Grizabella on the set of Cats at Blackpool Opera House

Last night (12 August 2015) Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh visited Cats at the Blackpool Opera House and met with the cast, led by Jane McDonald as Grizabella, on stage after the performance.

Cats continues at the Blackpool Opera House until 5th September 2015. The production will return to the London Palladium for strictly limited eight-week season from 23rd October 2015 with Beverley Knight playing the role of Grizabella.

CATS returns to The London Palladium
Don’t miss the return of the critically acclaimed, 2015 Olivier award-nominated, new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats at the London Palladium for a strictly limited season from 23 October 2015 to 2 January 2016, starring the Queen of British Soul Beverley Knight as Grizabella.

Following last year’s sell-out season in the West End, this new production of the “groundbreaking musical” (Daily Express) is absolutely “perfect for the festive season” (Daily Telegraph) and truly gives Cats a new life for a new generation.

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.

With “timeless music, spectacular sets and a superb cast” (Daily Mirror), breathtaking choreography and of course the unforgettable ‘Memory’, Cats is a magical musical like no other.

A new life for a new generation!
Please note Beverley Knight will not perform 1, 11, 16 & 17 December 2015, the role of Grizabella will be played by the understudy.

 Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh meet the cast of Cats Blackpool
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh meet the cast of Cats Blackpool

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