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Kerry Ellis in Cats at the London Palladium

Monday, 12th Jan 2015  

The West End Regular Replacing Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in Early February

Cats made a triumphant return to the West End last month with Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger in the role of Grizabella and now big news has emerged regarding the future of the show as the singer steps down from the role early next month.

From Monday 9th February 2015 Kerry Ellis, best known for appearing in the hit musical Wicked, will be stepping into the role and joining the likes of Cameron Ball and Charlene Ford on the stage of the London Palladium as the musical extends its booking period to Saturday 25th April 2015.

Cats is the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that previously entertained those with theatre tickets at the New London theatre from 1981 to 2002. It tells the story of the Jellicle Cats, who meet annually for the Jellicle Ball in which they await a big announcement from the wise Old Deuteronomy. His announcement will identify the feline who will be given access to the Heaviside Layer, where they can be reborn.

It famously features musical numbers like The Naming Of The Cats, The Jellicle Ball, Journey To The Heaviside Layer and more.

Kerry Ellis is a regular of West End musicals and audiences have seen her appear in some of the best known shows in the capital. She is perhaps best known for playing Elphaba in Wicked both at the Apollo Victoria Theatre and in New York, though her credits also include Oliver! at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Les Misérables at the Queen’s Theatre, We Will Rock You at the Dominion Theatre and a touring production of The War Of The Worlds, among others. She is a talented performer and her presence in Cats will likely ensure that the crowds continue to flock to the West End venue right up to its current end date in April.

Nicole Sherzinger performs in Cats for the final time on Saturday 7th February 2015, with Kerry Ellis replacing her from Monday 9th February and continuing right up to the show’s current end date of Saturday 25th April 2015. 

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