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Andrew Lloyd Webber to revive Cats in London, hints at movie

Published on Jul 8, 2014 7:05 PM
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Andrew Lloyd Webber is about to find out if felines have more than one life - and possibly a cinematic one as well - as he prepares to bring his 1980s hit musical Cats back to London's West End for a limited run.

The creator of hit musicals including Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, announced plans this week to revive Cats, his 1981 show based on poet T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats, for a two-week run at the end of this year.

"I think it's just a great opportunity for us to get a second edition... with this show I think it would be great just to have a go at it again and give it a bit of a rethink," he said at a launch event held in a London theatre on Monday.

Lloyd Webber said he would also consider bringing back some of his other hits, such as Phantom Of The Opera and Starlight Express, and that movie versions were a possibility.

Broadway musical Cats at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. Andrew Lloyd Webber is preparing to bring his 1980s hit musical Cats back to London's West End for a limited run. -- ST PHOTO: JAMIE KOH
 
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