First Look At Kerry Ellis As Grizabella In Cats

Kerry Ellis plays Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium

BritishTheatre.com is delighted to bring you this first look as Kerry Ellis joins the cast of Cats at the London Palladium playing Grizabella. Kerry Ellis is a West End favourite having appeared as Elphaba in Wicked both in the West End and on Broadway. Her other theatre credits include War of the Worlds Arena Tour, Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and My Fair Lady for the National Theatre and in the West End. Ellis has also performed on tour and in the UK in The Sound of the Musicals, West End Women and Rent 20th Anniversary Concert. With Brian May she completed a UK and European tour of Acoustic by Candlelight. Her other concert performances include Kerry Ellis Live at the London Palladium, Anthems at the Royal Albert Hall and on Tour, Proms on … Read more

London’s Ten Best Musicals – 6th February 2015

Standing Ovation

10 Best New Musicals in the West End What Musical should you see first in London? We have compiled this list to save you the trouble of working it out! It’s just our view – and everyone has one – based on our Reviewers’ thoughts. We will update the list regularly so new productions get on your radar and when original casts change that is factored in. Musicals which have been running for more than three years are not included – this is a list for new or relatively new productions running in London. There are some great deals available for some of the shows on the list where you can save up to 60% on tickets. So go see them! If you prefer plays check out our Top 10 London Plays list. 1. Assassins – SOLD OUT What is most impressive about Lloyd’s Assassins is the way it can … Read more

Kerry Ellis To Star As Grizabella As Cats Extends

Kerry Ellis joins the cast of Cats

Due to popular demand Cats has extended its booking period until 25th April 2015. Over 100,000 tickets are now on sale for the extended booking period . It was also announced that Kerry Ellis will take over from Nicole Scherzinger from 9th February 2015 in the role of Grizabella.  Kerry Ellis has played Elphaba in Wicked both in the West End and on Broadway. Her other theatre credits include The War Of The Worlds Arena Tour, Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Les Miserables at the Queens Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and My Fair Lady at the National Theatre and in the West End. Cats returned to the West End stage last month under the direction of the shows original creative team including Trevor Nunn, Gillian Lynne, Andrew Lloyd Weber and John Napier. BOOK TICKETS FOR CATS THE MUSICAL AT THE LONDON PALLADIUM

Cats: Thoughts From A Long Time Fan

Cats West End London Palladium

This production of Cats, certainly inspired some heated conversations over the weekend, but what it also revived in me was my love of the show itself and it’s place in awakening my love of musicals, a love that I daresay will never leave me. These long-running shows wrote new rules for musicals and continue to do so.

REVIEW: Cats, London Palladium ✭✭✭✭

Nicole Scherzinger as Grizabella in Cats. Photo: Alessandro Pinna

The very best aspect of this production is the power, energy and sheer musicality Graham Hurman brings to the score. The orchestra is sizzling, sparking musical energy through every bar of Lloyd-Webber’s rich and diverse score. There is discipline, sensuality, a real sense of tribal connection and acrobatic excellence in the dancing here; it all feels fresh, precise and vigorous.

Cats Opens At London Palladium

Elaine Paige and Nicole Scherzinger at the Cats Opening Night. Photo: Dan Wooller

Nicole Scherzinger made her theatrical stage debut as the London Palladium last night playing Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. This special revival is playing at the London Palladium for a limited run and re-unites the shows original creative team of Director Trevor Nunn, Choreographer Gillian Lynne, and Designer John Napier who have given the show a face lift 33 years after it first opened at the New London Theatre. Cats was to become one of the longest-running shows on Broadway and in the West End winning major theatrical awards worldwide with a combined audience of over 50 million people and counting. Last night’s audience included Elaine Paige who originated the role of Grizabella in 1981 and the composers family. Don’t miss out on seeing this classic musical in its revamped glory. Cats runs until 28th February 2015.  

Cats comes to the London Palladium for Christmas

Cats Launch London Palladium

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne were today joined by Producer David Ian to announce that Cats will be returning to the West End in a “new edition” of the show. Originally produced at The New London Theatre, the show ran for over 21 years confounding early naysayers who thought that a musical based on T.S Elliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats would never work.  The show went on to be staged around the world conquering all before it. Lloyd Webber and his original creative team were excited to reveal that the London Palladium production would allow them to create a new blueprint for the show going forward for years to come.  Lloyd Webber revealed that this production would allow him a chance to re-work Growltiger’s Last Stand, which he was never really happy with, and to re-work The Rum Tum Tugger as a modern day rapper. … Read more

Joseph to hit the silver screen

Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat

Following the success of the movie musical Les Miserables, Andrew Lloyd Webber has confirmed that plans are afoot for a screen adaptation of his musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. In an interview on the BBC’s One Show, Lloyd Webber confirmed that production had already begun. Lloyd Webber was also quick to mention that with the success of Les Miserables, a film version of Cats was “now, for the first time, a real possibility”. Lloyd Webber musicals have already been adapted for the big screen. His musicals Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and The Phantom Of The Opera have enjoyed success with others including Sunset Boulevard awaiting a screen adaptation.

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