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Cats to return to West End for London Palladium run

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats is to return to the West End following a 12-year absence, with a run from December at the London Palladium.

Cats is directed by Trevor Nunn, with Gillian Lynne as associate director and choreographer. It has designs by John Napier.

For this production, Chrissie Cartwright, long-term associate director of Cats, will work with Nunn and Lynne to re-direct the show for the Palladium. Casting and further details of the production – which will have a 12-week run – have not yet been announced.

Cats is based on T S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

It originally premiered in 1981 at the New London Theatre, where it played for 21 years. That production was produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group.