Cats the Musical will be streaming for free this weekend. No, it is not the much-panned 2019 version but a recording of the stage musical version.
Cats the Stage Musical, Not the Other One
Cats is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 musical about a group of cats, the Jellicle Cats. It is based on T.S. Eliot’s collection of poems and is best known for its musical number Memory. The plot, if you can call it one, tells the individual stories of the tribe’s various cats as they all vie to be taken up to the equivalent of cat heaven.
The musical was recently staged in Singapore in 2019 at the Marina Bay Sands’ theatres.
The version of Cats the Musical that is being shown this weekend is a direct-to-video film that was recorded at London’s Adelphi Theatre in 1998. Most notably, it features the original West End Grizabella, Elaine Paige, who sings the musical’s famous song Memory.
How To Watch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats the Musical Streaming This Weekend
The screening of Cats the musical will take place on The Shows Must Go On! YouTube channel. It will be available for 48 hours from 7 pm, Friday, 15 May 2020, British Standard Time (except in the United Kingdom where it will only be available for 24 hours).
For those in Singapore, this is the equivalent of 2 am on Saturday, 16 May.
Other Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals which have been aired on The Shows Must Go On! have included The Phantom of the Opera, which was shown a couple of weeks back on the weekend of 17 April.