West End and Broadway hit CATS comes to the Ipswich Regent. Picture: Alessandro Pinna

Ipswich: West End smash Cats tops exciting line-up for town theatres

Friday, February 22, 2013
9.52 AM

West End and Broadway smash Cats is coming to the Ipswich Regent Theatre.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking adaptation of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats sees music, dance and verse combine, as the Jellicle Cats meet for their annual ball.

Featuring classic songs like Memory, it is one of several highlights of the Regent and Corn Exchange’s new brochure, out next Tuesday.

“It’s one of the very best musicals of all time and a coup for Ipswich. It underlines the regional importance of the Regent and adds to the fantastic programme we are able to offer this year,” said councillor Bryony Rudkin, portfolio-holder for culture and leisure at Ipswich Borough Council.Other highlights include rock and roll musical Save The Last Dance For Me, a tale of young love in 1963 from the team behind Dreamboats and Petticoats; top comedians like Jack Dee, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live and music from the likes of Michael Ball.

“Our new brochure illustrates just how varied a programme we have at two of the premier entertainment venues in the area. Something for everyone is a bit of a cliché, but in this case it is true – where else can you meet Harry Hill, Bryan Ferry and Jools Holland?” she added.

Tickets for Save the Last Dance For Me, running from September 16-21, go on sale tomorrow. Tickets for Cats, running from December 9-14, are on sale from Tuesday.