Memphis Star Will Be Grizabella in Return of Cats to the London Pallladium

News   Memphis Star Will Be Grizabella in Return of Cats to the London Pallladium
 
Beverley Knight, the popular U.K. soul singer who is currently to be seen in the West End playing Felicia in the London premiere of Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre, is to star as Grizabella when Cats returns to the London Palladium, beginning performance Oct. 23 for a ten-week run through Jan. 2, 2016.

Beverley Knight as Grizabella
Beverley Knight as Grizabella

Knight, who has also starred in the West End in The Bodyguard when she took over from Heather Headley, said in a press statement, "To be asked to join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s historic show was so exciting and totally unexpected as, vocally, I am so different to the many incredible women who have sung the classic 'Memory' over the years. To follow in their footsteps is something to truly relish! I am really looking forward to transforming into Grizabella with her fabulous costume and amazing make up and to be playing the role at the London Palladium. Working with Andrew will be a real privilege."

Knight released her debut album in 1995. Her latest album "Soul UK" was a U.K. top-charting album when it was released in 2011. To date, she has won three MOBO Awards, an Outstanding Achievement Award at the Urban Music Awards, been three times nominated for Best Female at the Brit Awards and twice nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. She was awarded an MBE for her services to music and charity in 2007 and is currently working on her eighth studio album.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 874 0667 or visit www.catsthemusical.com/london.

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