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‘Cats’ to return to Edinburgh

'Cats' the musical
Alessandro Pinna

Iconic musical ‘Cats’ is to return to Edinburgh for just one week next July as part of a UK-wide tour.

One of the longest-running shows in the West End and on Broadway, ‘Cats’ will come to the Edinburgh Playhouse direct from its sell-out seasons in London Monday July 4 – Saturday July 9.

Based on poems from TS Eliot’s ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’, the musical is set on the evening of the Jellicle Ball where all the Jellicle cats meet up for one very special night. It received its world premiere in London in 1981 and since then, 'Cats' has been presented in more than 30 countries and seen by more than 50 million people across the world.

The latest run is from the original creative team including director Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, designer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

‘Cats’, July 4-9, Edinburgh Playhouse. Tickets £15-£47.50.

See more theatre shows in Edinburgh from Time Out.