What’s more, says the newspaper, the new London run could star some original West End cast members, including Elaine Paige, Bonnie Langford and Wayne Sleep, who have been approached about returning. The careers of both Paige and Sleep were sealed by the phenomenally successful show, and Paige had one of her biggest hits with the song “Memory.” Rumors have been flying for months about the show’s return, but there has been no official announcement yet. Although rumors have suggested that the New London Theatre — the show’s old home — might welcome its strays back, the Standard claims that Cats will leap into the Cambridge following the closure of Jerry Springer — The Opera.
Cats is based on T.S. Eliot's "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats," and has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber (original director Trevor Nunn contributed to the song "Memory," inspired by the late Eliot's notes). The show closed on Broadway after 18 years and 7,485 performances. In 1982, it won seven Tonys including Best Musical.