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Weirdly wonderful world of singing cats

Strange as Cats the musical may seem at first, it is an escapist fantasy that pleases with whimsical song and dance

The praising of Cats is a difficult matter. The snobs might think you're slightly insane - perhaps a person could really do better than laud a show with such dubious acclaim.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's hit musical, which premiered in London's West End in 1981 and consists of a bunch of men and women dressed up as cats cavorting on stage while singing T.S. Eliot's poems, has long drawn divisive responses.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 24, 2019, with the headline 'Weirdly wonderful world of singing cats'. Subscribe