Following its triumphant season in London’s West End, the acclaimed revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical CATS comes to the Derwent Entertainment Centre from Dec 10.
David Wood talks with Cats cast member Tasmanian born Bree Landridge.
This 2015 Olivier Award-nominated hit revival, was reworked for the recent West End season, by the original creative team, received rave reviews and extended its season due to overwhelming demand. Our very own Delta Goodrem will play the coveted role of Grizabella and will sing Memory, one of the most well-known songs of all time in the Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne seasons. This hit revival introduces a rapping ‘street cat’ in the famous Rum Tum Tugger role, who will perform some serious breakdancing moves.
Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the show is set amongst a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year – the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.