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Cats returns to the London Palladium from October
The current revival production began previews on 6 December 2014 with an official opening night on 11 December, and concluded performances on 25 April 2015.
Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis both played the role of 'Grizabella' throughout the run. No casting has been announced for the upcoming run.
Cats is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. It received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances.
The production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical, and in 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for eighteen years. Since its world premiere, the musical has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 10 languages and has been seen by over 50 million people world-wide.
Based on T. S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats', the new production reunites the original creative team, Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.
"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."
Tickets for the production will go on sale 14 May 2015.