On 22 July 2015 Andrew Lloyd Webber met with his new leading lady, Beverley Knight, who will star in the composer’s musical Cats, playing the role of Grizabella. Returning to the London Palladium from 23 October 2015, Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed new production of Cats will run for a strictly limited 11-week season until 2 January 2016.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats returned to the West End in December last year in a sell-out season reuniting the original creative team – director Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographerGillian Lynne, designer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Previously Nicole Scherzinger and then Kerry Ellis played the role of Grizabella at the Palladium. Jane McDonald is currently playing the role in an eight-week season at Blackpool Opera House.
Tickets for Cats are from £20 with top price seats at £59.50 and children’s tickets at half price for Monday to Thursday performances.