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First listen to Beverley Knight in Cats

The Memphis star is to play Grizabella at the Palladium in October


A first look at footage of Beverley Knight as Grizabella in Cats has been released which shows the star meeting Andrew Lloyd Webber.

The Memphis songstress is set to appear in the musical from October, as Cats returns to the London Palladium for a limited 11 week run.

Based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the production returned to the West End in December last year in a sell-out season reuniting the original creative team - director Trevor Nunn, associate director, choreographer Gillian Lynne, designer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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The original Palladium run has seen Nicole Scherzinger and Kerry Ellis play Grizabella, with Jane McDonald currently playing the role in Blackpool.

Cats received its world premiere in 1981 and is is one of the longest-running shows in the West End and Broadway. The production has since won an Olivier Award, an Evening Standard Award and seven Tony Awards.

Cats runs at the London Palladium from 23 October 2015 to 2 January 2016.