MANILA, APRIL 2019 – Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS returns to Manila for a strictly limited season at The Theatre at Solaire on 6th November 2019. Tickets are now on sale.
The hit revival was reworked by the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, Choreographer & Associate Director Gillian Lynne, Set Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber – and has received excellent reviews.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
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.
CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, 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 ground-breaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years.
Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by more than 81 million people worldwide. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album.
The magnificent musical score composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, includes the poignant hit song ‘Memory’, which has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.
CATS is quite simply a phenomenon. Featuring a fantastical oversized set, a superb score, inspired choreography and mischievous costumes, CATS is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed.
“The cat’s whiskers…a triumphant piece of musical theatre…” – SUNDAY TIMES, UK
“Magical! The setting is a miracle of design. Go on…purr with pleasure” – DAILY MIRROR, UK
“A brilliantly conceived SONG and dance spectacular” – SUNDAY EXPRESS, UK
“Many thrilling moments… Extraordinary ingenuity” – SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, UK
“ . . slick and polished . . . great fun.” – The Sunday Telegraph
The international tour of the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre production of CATS is again presented in Manila by David Ian Productions and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions.