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‘Cats’ announces cast for Manila season

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AFTER announcing the return of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated musical “Cats” to Manila, producers have just revealed the full cast for the Manila season.

“Cats” plays for a strictly limited season at The Theatre at Solaire beginning Nov. 6. The Philippines’ very own Joanna Ampil reprises her role as Grizabella. Joanna Ampil has performed in several West End musicals, including “Miss Saigon,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Avenue Q,” and she played the role of Fantine in “Les Misérables” in London.

Joining her in the cast are Luke Fraser Yates, George Hinson, Gavin Eden, Kirsty Ingram, Elizabeth Futter, Sally Frith, Erica-Jayne Alden, Amy Whittle, Ellie Young, Holly Willock, Danielle Cato, Gabrielle Coca, Cian Hughes, Rhys Batten, Thomas Inge, Mukeni Nel, Lloyd Davies, Abigail Dever, Alexandra Wright, Elly Shaw, Liam Buckland, Lee Nicholson and Brian O’Muiri. Resident director is Dane Quixall.

“Cats” first returned to the West End in December 2014 reuniting the original creative team—director Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographer Gillian Lynne, designer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Following a second season at the London Palladium in 2015 and a UK Tour in 2016, the production embarked on an international tour in 2017 and now continues to tour the world throughout 2018 and 2019.

The international tour of the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre production of “Cats” is again presented by David Ian Productions. (PR)


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