Andrew Lloyd Webber, Thomas Stearns Eliot


The first British musical prioritizing the dancing element does not have a traditional story. Everything happens in the world of cats through poetic texts written for children, but which are witty and entertaining for every generation. In music, we can hear hints of operatic themes, blues, waltz, music-hall ballads and hymns and all is crowned with the super-hit Memory. Cats premiered in London in 1981; a year later, the musical was presented on Broadway and within ten years it had 6,137 reruns!

Czech premiere on 25 December 2014 at the New Theatre.