Friday, 4 December 2015

Review: CATS - The London Palladium

Being that I'm probably the biggest "cat person" you'll ever come to know, it was a genuine wonder why I had never been to see this show before. It's such a shame that the run ends on 2nd January 2016 because I would love to see this again, the cast were on a whole new level of slick, sharp and clean in terms of their performance.


I was lucky enough to be seated in the second row of the stalls, which definitely made me feel immersed in the world of the Jellicle cats. The music, choreography, characters, costumes and set were all incredible and truly memorable. I loved that they broke the fourth wall, bringing the cats right into the audience, and every cat on stage at one point or another made a point of making intense eye contact with you through out the performance, adding to their believability (anyone who has a pet cat will know about that look of luuurve, or sheer terror, you choose).  Each of the cast members demonstrated phenomenal talent, obviously combined with hours and hours of rehearsals to achieve the level of puuurfection (sorry not sorry) seen in the show, Mr Mistoffelee's conjuring turn being a major show stopper.

The music of the show is very classical and even sent chills down my spine from time to time, its only been a few days since I saw it but I've already had the soundtrack on repeat. Honestly, I felt like I was watching a bunch of pristine kitty's prancing around the stage, but don't be fooled, there are plenty of kicks and tricks from these mischievous cats to keep you on your toes.

Based on Old Possum's book of Practical Cats, this one is one for all the family that my future offspring will definitely be dragged to for years to come.

Have you been to see any great theatre recently?

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