A new U.K. tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats will launch Feb. 9, 2013, at the Edinburgh Playhouse, according to the Really Useful website.
The international hit musical will also visit Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Bradford, Hull, Sunderland, Southampton, Milton Keynes, Woking, Ostend and Dublin with further dates, casting and venues to be announced.
Based on T.S Eliot’s "Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats," Cats is directed by Trevor Nunn, with choreography by Gillian Lynne and set and costume design by John Napier. Re-creating the direction and choreography for the tour is Chrissie Cartwright.
"On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to the heaviside layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life," according to press notes.
Cats opened at the New London Theatre on May 11, 1981, and played almost 9,000 performances. It closed May 11, 2002, having celebrated 21 record-breaking years and winning an Olivier Award for Best Musical (1981). On Broadway it was the winner of seven Tony Awards (including Best Musical and Best Director) and ran for 18 years at the Winter Garden Theatre.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You