What’s On: CATS (Queensland Musical Theatre)

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12 – 21 May 2023

Twelfth Night Theatre, Bowen Hills

Andrew Llyod Webber’s classic musical CATS is pouncing onto the Twelfth Night Theatre stage this May, served up by a troupe of local performers from Queensland Musical Theatre. This West End and Broadway hit is based on T.S. Eliot’s poetry collection, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, and was reworked by the original creative team 30 years after its debut.  

Brisbane performer Kathryn Bradbury-King (Opera Queensland) will bring the famous role of Grizabella to life, performing the showstopper song Memory

“That song has a special place in my family’s heart, after I sang it at my Aunty Nancy’s funeral many years ago and my Aunty Bev used to sing it beautifully,” said Ms Bradbury-King. “Audiences can expect to be taken on an emotional journey, from happiness, sadness, pain and despair, but also hope. The music will tug at your heart strings, and also have you tapping your toes!” 

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The show will be musically directed by Michael Keen and choreographed by Jo Badenhorst, with young director Caley Munro at the helm of the creative team.

CATS was one of the first musicals I watched when I was little, and the music, the dancing and the costumes still send shivers down my spine,” said Ms Munro, “It’s been a dream of mine since I was a girl to direct CATS and now, at 21 years old, it has come true! I love that everyone sees or interprets CATS differently and I know, from the very opening scene, even if you aren’t a cat person, you will fall in love with these felines.”

For ticketing and further information, visit the Queensland Musical Theatre website

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