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Cats

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4.3/5 - based on 256 reviews
  • Starring: Beverley Knight
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Performance Times
Mon - 19:30
Tue - 19:30
Wed 14:30 19:30
Thu - 19:30
Fri - 19:30
Sat 14:30 19:30
Sun - -
Starring:

Beverley Knight

Cats description

Cats the Musical – A legend in its own lifetime

A billion pounds... that's an awful lot of money, and this amazing show's staggering revenue proves exactly how popular Cats has been since it first graced the stage in 1981. Composed by the ridiculously talented Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on a delightful book by T S Eliot called Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, this production, originally brought to the stage by Cameron Macintosh, is guaranteed to delight. Your venue is the London Palladium, and the action kicks off in December 2014.

Cats has won numerous awards since it's dramatic entry into the world's musical theatre consciousness. It has taken the crown as Best Musical twice, both at the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tonys. The London show ran for an astonishing twenty one years non-stop, a record breaker. And it played for eighteen years on Broadway too.

2014 sees the show breaking yet more records, as the second longest-running show in Broadway's chequered history, a huge accolade. Only surpassed by Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera, it is adored worldwide and has been translated into more than twenty languages including Japanese and Finnish.

In 1998 the musical was turned into a well-loved made for TV movie. T S Eliot would be both astonished and proud to see his little book, created for fun, take the entire theatre-loving world by storm.

Cats is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's best loved musicals. The costumes are breathtaking, the creatures' personalities are beautifully presented and the whole is a genuine theatrical delight, suspending belief in the most charming and unusual way.

Cats the Musical - The story

A group of very odd cats, who live in a junk yard, are competing to see which will be chosen to ascend into the heavenly so-called 'Heaviside layer'. The lucky cat will return to enjoy another of their legendary nine lives. The cat tribe is called The Jellicles, and the event they hold dear to their hearts is called 'The Jellicle choice'. Who will succeed and enjoy the feline version of immortality?

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Nicole Scherzinger will be starring as Grizabella until 7 Feb 2015. Cats will have a break in performances between the original booking period and the next extension period. The original booking period will stop on the 28 February 2015 and the new extension will commence on the 18 March 2015 till 25 April 2015.

Cats reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 256 reviews

What to expect:

Acting
Music
Costumes
Story
Lighting

Recommended for:

Anyone (70%)
Families (82%)
Teenagers (73%)
Couples (76%)
Theatregoers (83%)
Latest customer reviews
Becky
Great

Reviewed on 05 January 2016 by , Crawley, United Kingdom

Claire
Must See Musical

Reviewed on 05 January 2016 by , Ely, United Kingdom

Timothy
cats, a must see.

Reviewed on 04 January 2016 by , Bedford, United Kingdom

James
Talented performers

The group scenes were terrific.Excellent singers and dancers.

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Aberdeen, United Kingdom

James
A delight!

Reviewed on 03 January 2016 by , Gloucester, United Kingdom

zoe
fantastic

Excellet show x

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Llanelli, United Kingdom

Erin
Great if you like traditional style musicals

Very traditional musical my 10year old throughly enjoyed it

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Oxford, United Kingdom

David Painter
My review does not have a title.

This show was like nothing I had ever seen before. Everything about it was outstanding: the set, the lighting and especially the costumes. Most of all, the dance routines were superb, and I marvelled at the ability of the cast to remember them, let alone actually perform them. At times the music was a bit loud for my taste, but that probably reflects my age! I am very glad I went to see this show, and I would recommend anyone to do the same. (You have insisted above on my rating the story, but there wasn't really a story, and there wasn't meant to be; so that question is a bit superfluous.)

Reviewed on 31 December 2015 by , Towcester, United Kingdom

FRANCIS
vibrant and a must see

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Anthony
Superbly acted abd sung, having seen the original it was a pleasure to see this cast, who were just as enthraulling

Reviewed on 24 December 2015 by , Streetly, United Kingdom

Anne
cat tivating

We sat in the front row which was row c.Was a little concerned that we wouldn't be able to see well as we were at the same level as the stage. So we found some cushions which made us a little taller and more comfortable. Because we were so close we had an amazing view of the cats faces,which meant we were captivated by the expression on the cats faces, especially the tan coloured cat. We felt part of the performance.

Reviewed on 23 December 2015 by , New Milton, United Kingdom

Charlie
Meow meow meow

A wonderful treat to watch, especially enjoyed the audience interaction! Much praise goes to Beverley Knight's vocal performance, although the group dances could be more synchronised.

Reviewed on 22 December 2015 by , Sale, United Kingdom

Brenda
Awesome not to be missed

Fantastic show Beverly knight wow

Reviewed on 20 December 2015 by , Bletchley, United Kingdom

Chris
Great family fun

Cats hasn't lost its charm. Great fun for families with an updated music and dance approach.

Reviewed on 18 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Radu
Very pleasurable way to spend a saturday afternoon

Reviewed on 14 December 2015 by , Leamington Spa, United Kingdom

Nina
Day out withI'm and daughter.

Fantastic show. It's non stop entertainment. The cast were fantastic and Beverly Knight was exceptional. There was a very young girl in the seat in front of me who was quite scared at the beginning and was crying but she did enjoy it after that.

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Swindon, United Kingdom

Steve
Still goodish

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Coventry, United Kingdom

Filipina
Stunning classic!

Truly enjoyed the show, classic story, great music and unforgettable performances.

Reviewed on 13 December 2015 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

Sarah
Fabulous! Musical theatre at its best!

Cats was absolutely fabulous. The dancing and singing was incredible. The music is lively and upbeat - a sure crowd pleaser for all. Vibrant set, lighting and costumes. I was captivated from start to finish. It was one of those shows that when you realise it's over, you are still wanting more! A must see.

Reviewed on 11 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

fabrizio
ok

Good time, but We found it not impressive. Maybe the singing should have been more expressive.Very good the choreography,

Reviewed on 10 December 2015 by , Stevenage, United Kingdom

Michelle
a must see

Reviewed on 09 December 2015 by , Oldham, United Kingdom

Heather
Sensitive and beautifully presented. AA theatrical triumph and glorious remake of the original version. and a glorious remanke of t

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , Keighley, United Kingdom

Eugene
CATS ... Stands the test of time Quality

Even if you don't know the story,it doesn't matter at all.

Reviewed on 06 December 2015 by , Leeds, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Great visually, no story!

Reviewed on 04 December 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Wynne
A high energy show

Great, high energy peformances. Disappointing that the theatre was only half full (on a Tuesday evening) - this had a detirimental effect on the ambinace.

Reviewed on 02 December 2015 by , Marly Le Roi, France

Elena
Melodical treat

Loved the solo singing from Grizella, everything is very clearly spoken out!Need to know the read the summary of the acts though before attending so that one can follow through the plot.Amazing peaks and troughs!!

Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by , Slough, United Kingdom

Mark
Thumbs up

Reviewed on 01 December 2015 by , Rainham, United Kingdom

gillian
Cats

Beverley night tremendous Shame only few songs in her part

Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by , Scropton, United Kingdom

Barry
Fantastic dancing

Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by , Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Tara
dazzling

Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by , Chorley, United Kingdom

Ronald
Enjoyable

Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by , Hartley Wintney Hook, United Kingdom

Peter
Confusing but fun

Reviewed on 29 November 2015 by , Frimley Green, United Kingdom

Veronica
Dissapointing

Finally got round to booking and going to see Cats at the London Palladium I can only say how dissapointing, no story as such and Beverley Knight who was the lead appeared twice in the first half. I've seen so many shows in the west end and am so disappointed I wasted good money on this over £100 for two of us.

Reviewed on 28 November 2015 by , Cramlington, United Kingdom

Jackie
Weird

Waste of a day out

Reviewed on 26 November 2015 by , Hayes, United Kingdom

eric
just fantastic

a show you must see,we had an upgrade to stalls.This was the icing on the cake

Reviewed on 25 November 2015 by , Brighton, United Kingdom

Iain
Amazing show

Tremendous speed,dancing and singing incredible. Beverley knight was in incredible voice on saturday

Reviewed on 23 November 2015 by , Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

carole
brilliant

Reviewed on 23 November 2015 by , Mansfield, United Kingdom

Stephanie
Enjoyable

A show well worth seeing, full of colour, thrills and excellent singing and dancing throughout.

Reviewed on 23 November 2015 by , Ashford, United Kingdom

Alessandro
Enterteining

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Trudy
Colourful Cats

Cats was a fantastic show. the costumes were good and the acting was superb. There was good audiance interaction

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , Sittingbourne, United Kingdom

lucy
Absolutely amazing!!! Has to be seen!

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , Wokingham, United Kingdom

Candice
Cats re visited

Cats was the first musical I ever saw when I was 14 years old (34years ago) it was amazing, I saw it another 4 times over the next 5 years. I always promised my son that if it ever came back to London I would take him, I live in Dubai and just by luck happen to be in London on business, my son is at boarding school here in uk so I looked to see if there was anything we could see over the weekend and to my delight cats was back on for 6 weeks only! It was meant to be as I managed to get the last 2 available seats in the house! We had the most wonderful weekend together and he loved it as much as I did! I am so glad I could re visit my youth and give my son the experience as well. Fabulous!

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , Al Bada, United Arab Emirates

michael
keep singing the song after days

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Kim
Not as good as the original production

Reviewed on 22 November 2015 by , Yate, United Kingdom

Sharon
Stunning

My first theatre experience I was amazed by it sll

Reviewed on 19 November 2015 by , Liskeard, United Kingdom

lynda
A purrrrfect evening

A truly wonderful evening. A must for anyone who appreciates dance particularly. Marvelous imitation of our cat friends The cast had us spellbound.

Reviewed on 19 November 2015 by , Stafford, United Kingdom

Russell
Excellent, revival of classic show

Reviewed on 18 November 2015 by , Salisbury, United Kingdom

Anna
Amazing CATS!!

Was disappointed to learn that Beverly night didn't perform at our showing but the other Grizabella was so amazing I don't think she could be beaten! Nice theatre too

Reviewed on 17 November 2015 by , Richmond, United Kingdom

Giovanna
Must see

Reviewed on 17 November 2015 by , Distrito Federal, Mexico

Jean
Worth seeingt

I first saw the Cats show the first time round with the circular stage which I loved, you really felt part of the show. When the Cats show came around again I simply had to see it. I really enjoyed it, my niece also who had not seen it before felt it was wonderful. For me I will still hold the first time around my favourite, but for anyone else who has not seen it before go and see it the production is truly magical.

Reviewed on 15 November 2015 by , Lee Green, United Kingdom

hayley
Wonderful and mesmorizing

I love musicals by Andrew Lloyd Webber so this was a must see for me. Full of wonderful singing and dancing, kept my attention the whole way through. Its a must see for all the family young and old. Best to book your seats early so you can have more choice over where you sit as some seats have restricted views, Royal circle is best.

Reviewed on 15 November 2015 by , South Ockendon, United Kingdom

Rebecca
Disappointing

Reviewed on 14 November 2015 by , Bromley, United Kingdom

Robert
Purr-fect performance

Theatre production was fantastic. The acting, costumes, music and story was a joy to watch. The theatre staff were very polite and helpful as i am disabled. it was interesting to see that the production included a sign language person who signed throughout the performance. Well done!

Reviewed on 14 November 2015 by , Feltham, United Kingdom

Richard
Absolutely awful

No story line; no development of characters; poor singing;no drama; no acting per se; inept translation of TS Elliot's characters;Beverley knight shuffled on with an inane expression sang the same song twice and shuffled off awful awful awful.

Reviewed on 14 November 2015 by , Manchester, United Kingdom

Ekaterina
A must see

Reviewed on 13 November 2015 by , Moscow, Russian Federation

Linda
Entertaining.Beverley Knight fantastic

Reviewed on 13 November 2015 by , Shefford, United Kingdom

Mr
creative cats

my second viewing in 12 months and almost as captivated this time as the first. Highly creative and imaginative with several very good scenes of the whole cast in action, singing and dancing. The song Memory, itself, makes the show worth seeing.

Reviewed on 12 November 2015 by , Folkestone, United Kingdom

Fajer
The worstest play ever!

I arrive to the theatre 5 min. After the show begun for the reason of traffic in my way , and the show organizer let me stand on the back stage for more than 15 minuets standing on my feet for no reason !!! The show has no story and the music was loud & noisy . I don't recommend

Reviewed on 12 November 2015 by , Surra, United Kingdom

Callum
very interesting and choreograph was amazing

Reviewed on 11 November 2015 by , Ely, United Kingdom

Mieke
We had a great time !

Reviewed on 09 November 2015 by , Sterrebeek, Belgium

Paul
Fantastic show. Loved it.

Reviewed on 08 November 2015 by , Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Trausti
Dissapointment

The seats in this theater are very unkomfortable and the leg space is next to nothing. Even just because of that, it is quite hard to try to enjoy any kind of entertainment. The show itself was a bit of a dissapointment, I expected more, and my feeling was the show was a bit outdated. The music was not performed live, just the vocals. The playback of the music was in an 80's style synth and fake string arrangements, that were not impressing. On top of that the mix of the playback to the vocals was not done well and did not always blend well together. Also the vocals were dry and did not seem to have any kind of reverb on it at times. As a resault the music was not so impressive. But once I did have massive goosebumps because of a fantastic performance. And that was the song Memories performed by Bevegley Knight. A fantastic performance, and by far the best of them all. Because of this wonderful performance I stayed the whole time, waiting for another moment like that.

Reviewed on 07 November 2015 by , Hammerfest, Norway

caroline
The best

This show was absolutely brilliant and so well choreographed, with dancers at times seeming to be as one and some amazing solos. I would recommend it to anyone, it is a great all round show and very entertaining.

Reviewed on 05 November 2015 by , Maidstone, United Kingdom

Liz
Fabulous!

Full of energy - brilliant singing, dancing and costumes. So much fun.

Reviewed on 04 November 2015 by , London, United Kingdom

Andrew
Good as always

Reviewed on 04 November 2015 by , Durban North, South Africa

Christaine
Cats show

Excellent viewing well worth the effort of travelling to London from Yorkshire children will be entranced elders will be thrilled , amused and entertained

Reviewed on 02 November 2015 by , Sheffield, United Kingdom

ute
confusion rained

the story line had us confused and i am still not clear on what it was all about. however, i loved the costumes, dancing and the spectical

Reviewed on 01 November 2015 by , Ipswich, United Kingdom

Terri
Fabulous show!!!

My Grandaughter 9 years old gave it a 9 1/2 out of 10. That says it all..

Reviewed on 30 October 2015 by , Dunmow, United Kingdom

jackie
balletic

not what I was expecting, more like a ballet or dance show than a musical.no narrative to convey the story but it was graphically very good would recommend

Reviewed on 29 October 2015 by , Gravesend, United Kingdom

Raymond
cativating

Reviewed on 25 October 2015 by , Gillingham, United Kingdom

Susan
CATS October 15

What an incredible performance from all. Extremely engaging, entertaining. Wonderful 'cat like' movements and Beverly Knight's voice was unbelievably emotive. However, we would have liked to have seen the orchestra.

Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by , Brentwood, United Kingdom

Anonymous
Cats - London Palladium

Nothing short of phenomenal ! It blew me away !

Reviewed on 26 April 2015 by

Anonymous
simply purr-fect

Do not miss this fantasic, show. Full of energy & fun.

Reviewed on 24 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Cats torture

I was sadly disappointed with the musical " Cats". musical Cats. The music was very average although the solo performance of the song memory was very good. The whole show was extremely repetitive with the same dancing, music , dialog and songs. The song memory was song twice by a solo artist and again sung with cast members : three times in the one show.

Reviewed on 21 April 2015 by

Anonymous
not very cat-like

close-up the costumes were clever, but from a distance almost indistinguishable from one another. dancers movements were too 'balletic', not nearly enough cat-like.sections of the story (poems) not sufficiently demarked

Reviewed on 16 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Endurance feat

Expensive. Weak premise/plot. No narrative. Long and almost surreal. Difficult to discern the words of many songs. Rambling. Characters invoked no empathy. Costumes, music and lighting ok. Dancers and singers were keen and tried hard.

Reviewed on 10 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Captivating production

Highly recommended. The interplay of music, singing, choreography, costumes, colours, lighting, stage set just takes you to another world of imagination

Reviewed on 10 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Cute musical!

The musical was adorable! I've seen quite a few musicals even though Cats isnt the best among them but def worth going to see it though:)

Reviewed on 09 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Catsamazing!!!

Excellent production. Amazing in all aspects! Would recommend to anyone that likes a good time!

Reviewed on 08 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Great musical but confusing plot line

Reviewed on 05 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Thin plot, repetitive, samey.

Reviewed on 03 April 2015 by

Anonymous
Cats

It was well done and a must see show for anyone

Reviewed on 02 April 2015 by

Anonymous

Very hard to follow the storyline, some of the singers were quiet and muffed so couldn't understand

Reviewed on 31 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Poor view.

Bought tickets for upper circle & couldn't see some of the stage front.I'm only 5ft.2in.& the women infront of me had a big hair do - so Icouldn't see over her. That was disappointing, but the show was great.

Reviewed on 30 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Sensational

Loved this show! My kids aged 9 and 6 loved it too! Sound, lights and costumes were all amazing!! A must see.

Reviewed on 30 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Surprised

Didn't know what to expect very pleasantly surprised for all ages

Reviewed on 22 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Superb wonderful show

This was a superb family show as indicated by the face painting beforehand and the children and parents going on stage during the interval for signatures and to meet the cast.

Reviewed on 22 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Great show!

Reviewed on 21 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Brilliant Cats.

One of the best musicals for visual excellence and overall enjoyment. Recommend all to see it, nomatter where it is performed.

Reviewed on 02 March 2015 by

Anonymous
marvelous insite into cat world

If you like cats, you'll love this show... cat characteristics at it's best

Reviewed on 01 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Fun for all

Reviewed on 01 March 2015 by

Anonymous
Catastic

Reviewed on 26 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Cats performance poor

Sound very poor. Story line unknown and the only thing we liked was the palladium!!! Left after the interval - very disappointed !!!

Reviewed on 24 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Wow what a fantastic experience!!!!

Would highly recommend this show!!!! Totally amazing, everything about it. It really is a performance, the cast are all so talented and it was a joy to watch x x

Reviewed on 22 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Tale of two halves

Storyline was hard to follow. The first half was too long and not enough action, much of the same. Second half much better and great to watch.

Reviewed on 22 February 2015 by

Anonymous
magnificant still

Saw the show I'm the 80s and its just as good if not better. Amazing costumes, dancing and songs. The lack of any real story doesn't matter. Not really meant for the under 12s.

Reviewed on 20 February 2015 by

Anonymous

Very disapointing

Reviewed on 19 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Brilliant feline birthday treat

Reviewed on 19 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Lived up to billing and different from my expectations.

I had read some of the T S Eliot poems a couple of months before and wish I had done again so immediately before. I have read them since the show and they all make so much more sense! I enjoyed Act II more than Act I during which I was (too) intently trying to capture the theme and detailed stories. My favourite was Gus! - the actor was excellent and his double part worked really well. Were I directing, I would have left some minor details of Act I out such as the 'swing' and the 'thrown' Boot as amateurish, distracting and unnecessary to the story/action. Overall, good entertainment and the cast worked their socks off!

Reviewed on 17 February 2015 by

Anonymous
Amazing!

Reviewed on 16 February 2015 by

28 Oct
2015
Phil Willmott

Review: CATS at the London Palladium

by Phil Willmott | Wednesday, October 28 2015, 18:05

Cats The Musical Tickets to review CATS are allocated by the West End's least helpful, indeed only unhelpful, press agent. And for the second year running I was informed there wasn't room for me. Perhaps that's why she gets some of the best shows, she keeps riff-raff like us out!

Anyway I've never actually seen CATS so, appropriately, curiosity got the better of me and I thought I'd buy a seat, the cheapest I could find, at the back, right at the top.

Review: CATS at the London Palladium
05 Oct
2015
Oliver Mitford

Full cast for West End return of Cats announced

by Oliver Mitford | Monday, October 5 2015, 10:30

Grizabella - Cats Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Cats is back due to phenomenal demand after playing to packed houses earlier this year. The production is due to open at the London Palladium on 23 October 2015.

Beverley Knight will star as Grizabella, the role made famous by Elaine Page in the original production and more recently by Nicole Scherzinger.

Full cast for West End return of Cats announced