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CD REVIEW: Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp: Acoustically Speaking

Reviewer: Emily Garside Recorded live at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp reunite for an acoustic mix of Broadway and Rock-pop. Ranging across classic 80s pop - as Rapp quips he’s ‘very much a child of the 80s’ across contemporary and classic Broadway songs with a twist, there’s a variety brought out by their different musical styles, ...

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Cats – King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats is undoubtedly a famous spectacle. Following a 21 year residence in London's West End, making stars of the likes of Elaine Paige, the original production slinks its way to Glasgow's King's Theatre on its international tour. Based on the poems of T S ...

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CATS – Liverpool Empire

Book: T.S.ELiot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Jamie Gaskin When it was first conceived CATS was considered a very innovative show. But that was in the 80s.While it is still slick, professional and wonderfully exuberant, it simply does not fully engage the emotions. The narrative is deliberately sparse and it seems overall to be far more about ...

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Cats – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Holly Spanner T S Eliot published Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats in 1939 and 38 years later Andrew Lloyd Webber began composing music for what he describes as being a childhood favourite. Four years later in 1981, Cats premiered at the New London Theatre ...

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Cats – Opera House, Manchester

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Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T S Eliot Director: Trevor Nunn Choreographer: Gillian Lynne Reviewer: Malcolm Wallace   There is no doubting the enduring popularity of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s feline dance musical. Considered to be a huge risk when it premiered in London in 1981, no one could have predicted that it would sustain a run of 21 years in ...

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CATS – Blackpool Opera House

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Writer: Thomas Stearns Eliot Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Director: Trevor Nunn Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen Blackpool is taking audiences on a trip down ‘memory’ lane as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s enthralling and record-breaking production, CATS, makes its return direct from a sell-out season at the London Palladium. This reviewer was lucky enough to be at the Opera House when CATS, adapted from ...

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CATS: Stage Experience –Empire Theatre, Liverpool

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T.S Eliot Director: David McNeil Reviewer: Jay Nuttall You cannot doubt that Cats is one of the most challenging musicals out there. Not only is the show sung throughout and danced throughout, this all has to be done while each performer imitates the likeness of, well, a cat! Inspired by T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book ...

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Cats – Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: T. S. Elliot Director: Chrissie Cartwright Reviewer: Chris Williams Cats is one of the most well known and long running British musicals – its original West End run lasted 21 years – and it’s also fondly remembered by audiences and original cast members, which included such theatre legends as Elaine Paige, Brian Blessed and Paul ...

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