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26 December 2016 09:09 am

Let the Memory Live Again.. CATS will come to QNCC Theatre from 1 - 4 February 2017

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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated musical CATS comes to Qatar National Convention Centre for four days only from the 1st to 4th February 2017. 

Brought to you by Qatar Tourism Authority and organised by Broadway Entertainment Group and SES, CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber's extraordinary record-breaking, smash-hit original musical will be performed as part of the Shop Qatar 2017 festival. Adapted from T.S. Elliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, this wonderful blend of fantasy, drama and romance is set on the night that the Jellicle Cats meet for the Jellicle Ball in a sparkling fusion of music, dance and verse.  The UK’s Daily Mail described the show as ‘purr-fect’, giving it a 5-star review in just one of the host of accolades from the British press.

With an amazing musical score that includes the timeless “Memory”, spectacular set designs, stunning costumes and breath-taking choreography, CATS is a magical musical like no other.

David Ian, Producer of CATS for David Ian Productionssaid, “I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical CATS to Doha. CATS is truly one of the greatest musicals of all time and I cannot wait to present this incredible production at the QNCC Theatre in February.”

This original production is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. Seen by over 73 million people worldwide, CATS has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities around the world.

Liz Koops, CEO of Broadway Entertainment Group, the company presenting the show in Doha, says, “It’s an absolute pleasure to announce that we are bringing the greatest musical in the world to Qatar. I still have my childhood copy of ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ and I was there in 1981 to see Cats open in London – I think it’s fair to say I’m a huge fan of both the original poems and this wonderful musical. Cats is one of the most successful musicals of all time and I am thrilled for it to come to Doha to wow audiences of all ages.”

Saif AlKuwari, Director of PR and Communication at Qatar Tourism Authority said, “Family and urban entertainment is a priority area for tourism in Qatar and has been intricately woven into our plans for the country’s first ever edition of Shop Qatar, which will run from 7 January to 7 February 2017. The Broadway musical, Cats, comes as a welcome addition to the festival’s colourful live entertainment schedule, offering a rich array of cultural shows, performances by singing sensations and unlimited family-friendly entertainment.”

Ali Haidary, Founder and CEO of SES said, “I am delighted that SES along with Broadway Entertainment are bringing this world class, multi- award winning musical theatre experience Cats to Doha. Following the huge successes of Disney On Ice over the past three years at the QNCC, it’s a great privilege to be expanding our repertoire and bringing the highest quality shows for the enjoyment of audiences in Doha.”

CATS received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for almost 9,000 performances. The show then returned to the West End in 2014 reuniting the original creative team, Director Trevor Nunn, Associate Director and Choreographer Gillian Lynne, Designer John Napier and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The classic Lloyd Webber score includes “Memory”, which has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace.

CATS takes place at QNCC Theatre between the 1-4 February 2017.  Tickets are on sale and start from QAR150. Purchase tickets at www.ticktes.virginmegastore.me