05 November 2015

Cats The Musical

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I love going to the theatre.  To me it is a magical place of stories, song and dancing.  I love the way the actors draw you in and bring a story to life with minimal props and backdrops.

When I was invited to attend the Sydney opening of Cats The Musical at the Capitol Theatre, I jumped at the opportunity. I have seen many musicals, but never Cats, so I took the chance to dress up and take one of my friends for a night on the town. We don’t often have the opportunity to experience this type of event – especially kid free!

Cats the Musical - Capitol Theatre Sydney

Cats The Musical is inspired by the poems of T.S. Elliot which have been woven to tell the story of the Jellicle Cats. These Jellicle Cats gather once a year at their Junkyard to decided which Cat will travel to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life….. Pretty serious stuff.

Cats The Musical premiered in London, over thirty years ago. In 2014 it was revived by Trevor Nunn, who was the part of the Creative Team of the original show.  Cats has now been updated for the contemporary theatre audience – the storyline remains true to its roots, but with a few updated characters, songs and dances.

Cats dress rehearsal, The Civic, Auckland, New Zealand on Thursday, 10 September 2015. Credit: Hagen Hopkins.

Throughout the show we meet the different cats who tell us their story as they audition for the chance to be the chosen cat. In the end, it’s Grizabella who wins the prize, performed by Delta Goodrem.

It really was an enjoyable show, with non-stop dancing and singing. Delta’s final performance of the song “Memory” was absolutely magnificent and goose bump worthy. For this performance, Delta received a massive response from the audience before she ascended into kitty heaven.

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, starring DELTA GOODREM.

Cats The Musical opened in Sydney on 30 October 2015. It is then touring to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.

The 2015 Olivier award nominated hit revival, which was reworked for the most recent season in the West End by the original creative team received excellent reviews and extended its season due to overwhelming demand.

If you have the opportunity to see this classic show, I highly recommend it. It’s a lovely evening out, filled with music and the most brilliant feline dancing.

Please visit this link for ticket information to the Australian season of Cats The Musical.
Sydney: 30 October 2015 to 29 November 2015
Hobart: 10 December 2015 to 13 December 2015
Melbourne: 18 December 2015 to 17 January 2016
Brisbane: 29 January 2016 to 14 February 2016
Adelaide: 18 March 2016 to 10 April 2016
Perth: 16 April 2016 to 8 May 2016

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