In January 2020, the YABC will produce a brand new production of one of the world’s most popular musicals, CATS.
In January 2020, the YABC will produce a brand new production of one of the world’s most popular musicals, CATS. Based on TS Elliot’s collection of poems ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, and featuring an eclectic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, CATS has enjoyed record-breaking runs in the West End, on Broadway, and all around the world, and later this year will be released as a major motion picture. Taking its lead from the era of the original poems, which were written by Elliot for his children in the 1930s, our new production will evoke England during the Great Depression.
In a crumbling Music Hall, our band of very theatrical Cats will strut and sing and prance and dance as they gather together for the Jellicle Ball. For this brand new staging, we are seeking a youth cast of extraordinary singers, dancers and actors, who will rehearse during the school holidays in December 2019/January 2020, followed by the thrill of performing an intensive season at the National Theatre.
Director: Robert Coates
Producer: Elysia Krstevski
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot
“Prologue – Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” additional material written by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe.
“Memory” additional material written by Trevor Nunn.
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