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

Sex and the City star Kristen Davis to make West End debut in Fatal Attraction

Sex and the City's Kristen Davis

It was announced today that Kristin Davis will join Mark Bazeley and Natascha McElhone in Trvor Nunn’s forthcoming production of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. Best known for her role as Charlotte in TV’s Sex and the City, Davis will be making her West End debut. The world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on March 11, with Opening Night scheduled for March 25. Fatal Attraction is produced by Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions, Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart. Book tickets to Fatal Attraction

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