Kerry Ellis to prowl the stage in Cats?

Date Posted: 22/12/14

Kerry Ellis to prowl the stage in Cats?

Popular West End performer Kerry Ellis may well be next in line to portray the character of Grizabella in the current West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical Cats, which is running at the London Palladium.

Rumour has it that Ellis, who has received acclaim for her portrayals of Fantine in Les Miserables and Meat in We Will Rock You, will replace current star Nicole Scherzinger when she departs the show early next year.

Although the news has yet to be confirmed by the actress or the production team, the Daily Mail suggests that fans of Ellis will see her take on the role of the faded glamour cat from February 9th 2015.

Scherzinger will depart the previous Saturday on February 7th, having made it clear from the beginning that previous concert and recording commitments will prevent her from staying at the show until its closure.

Grizabella is perhaps the best-known character in the Cats musical as she sings the hit Memory, which has been covered more than 150 times by various artists throughout its history.

Ellis herself has already included the number in the setlists of various concerts, including her British Songbook performance at the Shaw Theatre in 2008.

Fans of Cats are urged to book seats to the production right away as it is only being performed on a strictly limited run at the London Palladium. The musical, which opened two weeks ago, has received warm reviews from the critics.

Andrew Lloyd Webber reassembled the creative team from the original production to recreate the magic of the show, which has been translated into more than ten languages and been experienced by more than 50 million people across the globe.

Posted by Michael Middleton

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