Based on the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber musical comes the hotly-anticipated translation to screen.
Cats takes place over the course of a single evening. A tribe of cats called Jellicles gather in a junkyard to prepare for a ritual to see which of the cats is worthy of ascension to the Heaviside Layer, the cat equivalent of heaven, to be reborn as a younger cat.
From Academy Award winner Tom Hooper, director of Les Misérables and The King’s Speech, and featuring new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber. The star-studded cast includes Dame Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Francesca Hayward and Taylor Swift.
Dame Judi Dench was cast in the original 1981 London stage production in the dual roles of Jennyanydots and Grizabella. However, shortly before the opening of the original production, she suffered an injury that forced her to withdraw from the show, to be replaced at the last minute by Elaine Paige.
In 1972, Andrew Lloyd Weber picked up Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats at an airport (back when they sold T.S. Eliot in airports) and remembered reading it with his mother. The thought struck him that the book might make an interesting children’s album. After writing the hits Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, he decided to think bigger.
Check out the trailer:
25–29 January 2020
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