Cats theatre breaks are back in the West End!
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical CATS is returning to the West End for a strictly limited 12-week run at the London Palladium (6th Dec until 7 Feb 2015). Based, very loosely, on T. S. Eliot’s classic poems from Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is almost legendary and is sure to be a hot Christmas ticket. Booking a theatre break is one of the best ways of being sure of seeing a show like this because the theatre break agencies have access to banks of tickets.
The Story of Cats
On one special night of the year, all the Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball. Here Old Deuteronomy, the leader of the cats, makes the Jellicle choice. He chooses which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
OK so, the story has nothing whatsoever to do with T.S. ELLiot’s charming book of poems but really, who cares? The plot is not the most important part of this spectacular show. Many of the characters are drawn from the poems but the book has really just been used as a starting point. It is the staging, characterisation and music that will sweep you off your feet.
This is the show that gave us one of Lloyd Webber’s greatest songs Memory. This is Elaine Page from the film, totally wonderful but not a patch on seeing it on stage:
One thing to remember about Cats though, is that it is very much an ensemble piece. There is a female lead, of course, and in this production it will be played by new comer to the West End, Nicole Scherzinger. Best known as a recording artist she has a fine voice and seeing her on stage should be interesting.
However, like all West End musicals there is no guarantee that the ‘star’ will be playing the role in your particular performance. Don’t be disappointed. The ‘swing’ or ‘alternate’ actor will be just as good and sometimes even better! Nine times out of ten you won’t even notice!
Cats Theatre Breaks
Our Readers Offers site has a wide range of Cats theatre breaks available at the moment.
You currently have a wide choice of train, coach or self-drive for dates throughout the run. These will sell fast I think, so, if you want to be sure of getting exactly what you want go and check them out right now. Just click below to see what’s on offer: