Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Beverley Knight to star as Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium

According to Broadway.com, Beverley Knight will star as Grizabella when Cats returns to the London Palladium later this year for a limited run from 23rd October 2015 until 2nd January 2016. 

The musical is set to run in Blackpool this summer with Jane McDonald in the starring role. Nicole Scherzinger played as Grizabella when Cats returned to the West End last year and was succeeded by Kerry Ellis, the first lady of the West End. 

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats returned to the West End last year with the original creative team - Trevor Nunn, Gillian Lynne, John Napier and Andrew Lloyd Webber - reunited for the Palladium run. 

Soul queen Knight made her West End debut in The Bodyguard and is currently starring in Memphis The Musical. Further casting is yet to be announced.

Knight said: “To be asked to join the company of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s historic show was so exciting and totally unexpected as, vocally, I am so different to the many incredible women who have sung the classic Memory over the years. To follow in their footsteps is something to truly relish! I am really looking forward to transforming into Grizabella with her fabulous costume and amazing make up and to be playing the role at the London Palladium. Working with Andrew will be a real privilege.”

UPDATE: First images of Knight as Grizabella have been released:

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

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