This educational project which has been running for 12 years works with and develops local young people from all areas of the community throughout the North West to stage a major musical production.
Offering participants the unique opportunity to embark upon training in dance, drama, singing and other aspects of theatre it culminates this year in four public performances in July. We feel passionately about nurturing the performers of the future and have showcased some magnificent talent throughout our previous youth musicals such as Sweeney Todd, Chess, Les Misérables, Oliver! and West Side Story – many have gone on to develop careers in professional theatre throughout the UK/Ireland and beyond. We have no doubt that this year’s production of Cats will deliver an unforgettable theatrical experience to all involved.
Inspired by T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, this amazing spectacle unfolds in a larger- than-life junkyard playground and captivates audiences with feline favourites including Grizabella, Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity and Jennyanydots.
The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one extraordinary night of the year, at the Jellicle Ball. Individually, they recount their stories to entertain Old Deuteronomy, their sage and benevolent chief, who must ultimately elect one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be restored into an entirely new Jellicle life.
Described by one critic as “a magnificent marriage of words, music, dancing, design and direction” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is a magical musical sure to mesmerise audiences, both young and old, who enter into the world of this fantastic feline fable.