Watch Excerpt: 'Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats' from CATS
Manila, Philippines - Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster musical Cats, which is based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and presented in Manila by GMG Theatrical Productions and David Ian Productions, has opened its limited four-week run (until 1 December 2019 only) at The Theatre at Solaire in Paranaque City.
Cats premiered on Broadway in 1982, where it ran for 7,485 performances in 18 years. Cats was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company.
Directed by Trevor Nunn and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, this revival production of Cats features the makeup design by John Napier and Karen Dawson; set design by John Napier and Alan Walker; orchestrations by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen; musical direction by Mathieu Serradell; sound design by Greg Pink, and lighting design by David Hershey and Howard Eaton, along with Chrissie Cartwright, associate choreographer and director to Gillian Lynne and Trevor Nunn, and Bill Deamer, "Gumbie Cat" tap choreographer.
Cats features Joanna Ampil (Grizabella), Nicholas Pound (Old Deuteronomy), Harry Francis (Quazo/Mistoffelees), Luke Fraser Yates (Munkustrap), George Hinson (Rum Tum Tugger), Joe Henry (Mungojerrie), Gavin Eden (Skimbleshanks), Kirsty Ingram (Rumpelteazer), Elizabeth Futter (Jellylorum), Sally Frith (Bombalurina), Erica-Jayne Alden (Demeter), Amy Whittle (Jennyanydots), Ellie Young (Victoria/White Cat), Holly Willock (Jemima), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Cian Hughes (Carbucketty), Rhys Batten (Coricopat), Thomas Inge (Macavity/Admetus), Mukeni Nel (Bill Bailey), Lloyd Davies (Alonzo), Andrew Keelan (Bustopher Jones/Asparagus), Abigail Dever (Swing), Alexandra Wright (Swing), Elly Shaw (Swing), Liam Buckland (Swing), Lee Nicholson (Swing), Brian O'Muiri (Swing), and Barry Haywood (Walking cover).
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