Cats

Cats

17 January 2020 - 25 January 2020

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.

Creative Team

Director: Robert Coates
Producer: Elysia Krstevski

Four Stars! ****    Kate Herbert, Herald Sun

Personally I think it’s the best production of Cats I’ve seen since its Australian premiere in 1987… I kept thinking throughout the show ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber needs to see this!’.    Stage Whispers

“This, I thought, was how CATS SHOULD be performed.”    Fiona Anderson, Weekend Notes

“Energetic, colourful and captivating, this is up there with the very best productions of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS .”  Alex First, the blurb.com.au & itellyouwhatithink

“Four-and-a-half stars and a big paws up!” Samantha Webb, Dancelife Australia

CATS

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.

 

BY ARRANGEMENT WITH ORiGiN™ THEATRICAL ON BEHALF OF THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP LIMITED TM © 1981 The Really Useful Group Limited

Videos

Take a first glimpse of CATS on the stage

CATS Rehearsal Diary #10

CATS Rehearsal Diary #9

CATS Rehearsal Diary #8

CATS Rehearsal Diary #7

CATS Rehearsal Diary #6

CATS Rehearsal Diary #5

CATS Rehearsal Diary #4

CATS Rehearsal Diary #3

CATS Rehearsal Diary #2

CATS Rehearsal Diary #1

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