Children’s Theatre Company bring Cats to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

The Children's Theatre Company Ipswich stage Cats at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

The Children's Theatre Company Ipswich stage Cats at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds. Photo: Mike Kwasniak - Credit: Archant

The Children’s Theatre Company invite you to join them for a night on the tiles.

The award-winning Ipswich group returns to The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, December 30-31 and January 2 with the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats!

Adapted from TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, it’s one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history.

Blending fantasy, drama and romance; one night every year, the Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where their wise leader Old Deuteronomy decides which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn.

“It’s visually mesmerising. Every cat has an individual, unique costume and wig to suit their cat personality,” said artistic director Bridie Rowe, who took a few weeks off rehearsals, which started in September, to have daughter Florence.


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“Cats was chosen to cater for the amount of strong talent we have in the company - lots of featured parts to showcase vocal, acting and dance ability of our company members. It’s also a challenge, which we love.”

There are 35 13-20 years olds in the senior cast plus 18 kittens aged five-13. They made their own costumes and set for the first time, designed by Mali-Beth Roberts. Tickets are selling well, with the company already out-selling last year’s production of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.

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