Emma Hatton and Jeremy Secomb will star in a revival of Cats at the Kilworth House Theatre.
The production will open at the open-air theatre in South Leicestershire in July.
The cast will star Emma Hatton (Evita / Wicked) as Grizabella and Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd / Les Miserables) as Old Deuteronomy; Alastair Postlethwaite (So You Think You Can Dance / Swan Lake) as Mr Mistoffolees and Sasha Woodward (The Greatest Dancer) as Victoria.
Joining them will be Helen Anker as Jellyorum; Sophie Camble as Demeter; Adrian Grove as Gus / Bustopher Jones; Matthew Malthouse as Skimbleshanks; Sam Murphy as Munkustrap; Oliver Ormson as Rum Tum Tugger; Djalenga Scott as Bombalarina; Lauren Hall as Cassandra; Aaron Jenkins as Macavity / Ademetus and Matt Jones as Mungojerrie.
Completing the cast are Kate Kenrick as Electra; Rebecca Lisewski as Jennyanydots; David Mcintosh as Alonzo / Rumpus; Aimee Moore as Rumpleteazer; Luke Redmore as Coriocopat; Beth Relf as Jemima; India Thornton as Tantomile; Jack Warren as Carbucketty.
The brand new, non-replica production will feature direction and choreography by Nick Winston, design from Philip Witcomb, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Chris Whybrow, musical direction by Francis Goodhand and casting by Anne Vosser.
Cats at Kilworth House Theatre runs from 23 July to 1 September. You can find out more information and book tickets here.
Since its world premiere in 1981, Cats has become a worldwide hit with productions in over 30 countries seen by more than 70 million people.
With a score composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the musical tells the tale of a group of so-called Jellicle cats deciding who will ascend to the Heaviside Layer.
Featuring songs such as ‘Memory’, the cats each tell their stories at the Jellicle ball before one is chosen to be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.
A film adaption, with names including Taylor Swift and James Corden, is set for release in December 2019.