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Lloyd Webber to revive "Cats" in London, hints at movie

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 - 01:24

An updated version of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical 'Cats' is to hit the West End, amid talk that a movie might not be far behind. Rollo Ross reports.

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Andrew Lloyd Webber will be bringing one of his classic shows back to London's West End this festive season. 'Cats', which is based on T.S.Eliot's poetry, will be bounding back to the London Palladium with an all-new cast and an updated score. SOUNDBITE 'Cats' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, saying (English): "I think it's just a great opportunity for us to get a second edition. I can't remember who it was who said 'Gentle reader, it's the second edition that counts' and I think with this show I think it would be great just to have a go at it again and give it a bit of a rethink." The composer will change a couple of the poem's adaptations and producers and choreographers will bring the eighties classic up to the modern day. With a back catalogue of shows like 'Phantom of the Opera', 'Starlight Express', 'Evita' and 'Jesus Christ Superstar', is 'Cats' just going to be the first of a spate of updated Lloyd Webber classics? SOUNDBITE 'Cats' composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, saying (English): "Yes I think it's very possible that I might have a look at one or two of my shows. It's valuable for me this because there is considerable talk at last about 'Cats' being made into a movie so it gives me a chance to think about the material and how that can happen." 'Cats' will begin its revival on December 6th but be warned, the show is only being staged in London for a 12 week run.

Lloyd Webber to revive "Cats" in London, hints at movie

Tuesday, Jul 08, 2014 - 01:24

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