By Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot. Lunchbox Productions / David Atkins Enterprises. Lyric Theatre, Sydney. May 16 – June 1.
Is it really 25 years – almost half a lifetime – since I first saw Cats?
Like so many other Aussie musical theatre fans of my generation, I absorbed the original London recording for four years after the show’s West End premiere, anticipating a unique musical theatre experience.
When Cats finally arrived in 1985, with its stellar original Australian cast, performing on a rubbish tip extending into the auditorium of Sydney’s Theatre Royal, I was hooked.