CATS Returns! – WIN Tickets NOW!

Published on 21st Apr, 2015

Acclaimed West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season

Sydney, Capitol Theatre       from 30 October, 2015
Hobart, Derwent Theatre         from 10 December, 2015
Melbourne, Regent Theatre     from 18 December, 2015
Brisbane, Lyric Theatre         from 29 January, 2016

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 24 APRIL

Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to Australia for a strictly limited season.

The hit revival, which was reworked for the most recent season in the West End by the original creative team – Director Trevor Nunn, Choreographer & Associate Director Gillian Lynne, Set Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber – received excellent reviews and extended its season due to overwhelming demand.

The 2015 Olivier Award-nominated CATS introduces a rapping ‘street cat’ in the famous Rum Tum Tugger role, who performs some serious breakdancing moves.

“I’ve come to the conclusion that having read Eliot again, maybe Eliot was the inventor of rap”, says Lloyd Webber.

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.

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 73 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.

“ . . slick and polished . . . great fun.” – The Sunday Telegraph

“ . . enduring appeal . . . sing-along melodies you’ll be humming for days” – The Age

“Reigning moggies . . .  it must rank on the must-see list” – The West Australian

“A must see.” – Adelaide Review

“Cats will leave you feline groovy” – The Guardian

“ . . left the audience standing for the ovation.” – Perth Weekend Courier

www.catsthemusical.com/australia

‘Cats’ was originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group Limited.


SEASON DETAILS

SYDNEY

Venue:                 Capitol Theatre
Dates:                  From Fri  30th October 2015
Times:                 Wed 1pm & 8pm; Thur 8pm; Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8 pm; Sun 1pm & 6pm
Prices:                 from $74.90 (transaction fees may apply)
Bookings:          Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au (Groups 12+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278)

HOBART

Venue:                 Derwent Entertainment Centre — 6 performances only!
Dates:                  From Thurs 10 – Sun 13 December 2015
Times:                 Thurs 8pm; Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8 pm; Sun 1pm & 6pm
Prices:                from $79.90 (transaction fees may apply)
Bookings:          Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au(Groups 12+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278)

MELBOURNE

Venue:                 Regent Theatre
Dates:                  From Fri 18 December 2015
Times:                 Wed 1pm & 8pm; Thurs 8pm; Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8 pm; Sun 1pm & 6pm
(Please note that there will be no performances on Fri 25 Dec 2015 and Fri 1 Jan 2016.)
Please go to Ticketmaster for special holiday week schedules.
Prices:                 from $74.90 (transaction fees may apply)
Bookings:           Ticketmaster 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au (Groups 12+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 889 278)

BRISBANE

Venue:                 Lyric Theatre, QPAC
Dates:                  From Fri  29 January 2016
Times:                 Wed 1pm & 8pm; Thurs 8pm; Fri 8pm; Sat 2pm & 8 pm; Sun 1pm & 6pm
Prices:                 from $74.90 (transaction fees may apply)
Bookings:          QPAC 136 246 or qpac.com.au (Groups 12+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on (07) 3840 7466)

ADELAIDE

Dates                   From March 2016 – details coming soon

PERTH

Dates                   From April 2016 – details coming soon

WIN TICKETS!!

DanceLife has double passes to give away to the new Australian production of CATS in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Perth.

To enter, simply enter the following Question and send you replies to win@dancelife.com.au with the subject line ‘CATS Comp.’ Entries close 30 June 2015. Make sure you include your name, contact details and preferred city so we can organise your tickets.

Q: The musical CATS is based on a series of poems. Name the title and author.

Good Luck!


Comments

  1. avatar Posted by Robbie Hanna on June 17th, 2015 [Reply]

    Q: The musical CATS is based on a series of poems. Name the title and author.

    A. T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats

    • avatar Posted by Robbie Hanna on June 17th, 2015 [Reply]

      AARRRR….I posted by mistake x

      • avatar Posted by Heather on June 17th, 2015 [Reply]

        please email to

  2. avatar Posted by Heidi Vine on February 7th, 2016 [Reply]

    Competition Answer for The series of poems in the musical CATS is based from the
    Title: ” Old Possums Book of Practical Cats”
    Author: T.S. Eliot

    Thankyou Heidi Vine ????

    • avatar Posted by heatherclements on February 13th, 2016 [Reply]

      Hi Heidi.
      Please email your answer and contact details to to enter any of our competitions. Heather

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