“Since Cats first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals and has grossed over £1 billion. With a plot based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Cats, originally directed by Trevor Nunn, has since been presented in over 20 countries and in about 250 cities, including such diverse destinations as Buenos Aires, Seoul, Helsinki and Singapore.
On 19 June 1997 the show became the longest running musical on Broadway.
“The music is magnificent and is excellently played. It’s quality is matched by Nunn’s spectacular direction, by the inspired choreography of Gillian Lynne, by John Napier’s imaginative rubbish dump set; by the flat our efforts of an all-singing, all dancing cast who show convincingly that London can match Broadway” – Sunday Times”