Madalena Alberto will alternate the role of Grizabella in Cats at the London Palladium.
Cats returns to the London Palladium from 23rd October 2015 for a limited eleven week run until 2nd January 2016.
As previously announced, Beverley Knight will star as Grizabella. Alberto will play the role at Wednesday matinees when Knight is unable to perform as she's working on a new studio album.
Knight is also unable to perform on Friday 13th November, Monday 16th November, Tuesday 17th November, Tuesday 1st December and Friday 11th December.
Last year Alberto recreated the role of Eva Peron in the second West End revival of Evita at the Dominion Theatre, having previously starred in the musical's UK tour.
Her theatre credits also include: alternate Piaf in Piaf (Curve), Fantine in Les Misérables (UK tour/Barbican), The Vote (Donmar/More4), Lucy in Jekyll and Hyde (Union), Carmen Diaz in Fame (UK tour), Sam in Over the Threshold (Edinburgh/Jermyn Street), Sonia in Godspell (Union). understudy Luisa in Zorro The Musical (Garrick) and Hunyak in Chicago (Kuala Lumpur).
The West End cast of Cats also includes: The full cast includes: Jack Butterworth (Rumpus/Alonzo), Danielle Cato (Cassandra), Javier Cid (Macavity/Admetus), Luke Cinque-White (Carbucketty), Emma Lee Clark (Bombalurina),Jon-Scott Clark (Bill Bailey), Gabrielle Cocca (Tantomile), Harry Francis (Mungojerrie), Tarryn Gee (Jemima), Evan James (Skimbleshanks), Matt Krzan (Munkustrap), Georgie Leatherland(Rumpelteazer), Adam Linstead (Old Deuteronomy), Paul F Monaghan(Gus/Growltiger/Bustopher Jones), Jane Quinn (Jennyanydots), Mark John Richardson (Quaxo/ Mistoffelees), Clare Rickard (Jellylorum), Jordan Shaw (Pouncival), Hannah Kenna Thomas(Victoria/ White Cat), James Titchener (Coricopat), Marcquelle Ward (Tugger) and Anna Woodside (Demeter).
They are joined by Megan Armstrong, Lindsay Atherton, Lucy Brushett, Oliver Ramsdale, Alex Pinder and Barry Haywood as swings.