Did Cats really run for 21 years at the New London Theatre and become a global phenomenon, ushering in the era of the megamusical? Seeing it again as it returns to the West End for the first time since the original production closed 12 years ago, it seems odder than ever that this perversely original but slightly weird musical ever caught the public imagination as it clearly did.
CATS, The London Palladium
Cast includes Nicole Scherzinger (NOTE: Nicole will perform the role of Grizabella until 7 February 2015, subject to illness and holidays. Kerry Ellis will play Grizabella from 9 Feb 2015 - please note Ms Ellis will not appear on 23, 24 & 25 April). The appearance of any particular artist cannot be guaranteed. 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.