CATS the musical of Andrew Lloyd Webber, is based on " Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Elliot.
It had its first performance at the New London Theatre on the 11th May 1981. Eight years later, in 1989, it celebrated its birthday and another important milestone; it had become, after 3358 performances, the longest running musical in the history of the British theatre.
Since then, it has always been on stage somewhere, always playing to packed houses, from New York to Sydney,Oslo, Paris, Moscow, Berlin ,Tokyo ,Vienna and many other places all over the world.
Right now,CATS, is once again in Portugal.
In an early poem, " The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" T.S. Elliot likened the yellow fog of St Louis to a cat
" That rubs its back upon the window-panes,
The yellow smoke that rubs its muzzle on the window-panes,
Licked its tongue into the corners of the evening,
Lingered upon the pools that stand in drains,
Let fall upon its back the soot that falls from chimneys,
Slipped by the terrace, made a sudden leap,
And seeing that it was a soft October night,
Curled once about the houses, and fell asleep..."