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Emma Hatton, Jeremy Secomb and more cast in Cats revival at Kilworth House Theatre

Nick Winston directs and choreographs the new production

Emma Hatton and Jeremy Secomb
Emma Hatton and Jeremy Secomb
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Casting has been announced for Kilworth House Theatre's upcoming revival of Cats, which opens in July.

Emma Hatton (Evita) will star as Grizabella, alongside Jeremy Secomb (Sweeney Todd) as Old Deuteronomy, Alastair Postlethwaite (Swan Lake) as Mr Mistoffolees and Sasha Woodward (The Greatest Dancer) as Victoria.

The complete cast also features Helen Anker, Sophie Camble, Adrian Grove, Matthew Malthouse, Sam Murphy, Oliver Ormson, Djalenga Scott, Lauren Hall, Aaron Jenkins, Matt Jones, Kate Kenrick, Rebecca Lisewski, David McIntosh, Aimee Moore, Luke Redmore, Beth Relf, India Thornton and Jack Warren.

The brand new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's show is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, with design by Philip Witcomb, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by Chris Whybrow, musical direction by Francis Goodhand and casting by Anne Vosser.

The Leicestershire outdoor venue's production runs from 23 July to 1 September.

Originally opening in 1981, Cats has music from Lloyd Webber with lyrics from TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats.

The story follows a group of cats deciding who will ascend to the Heavyside Layer. Elaine Paige played Grizabella in the original London cast alongside Brian Blessed, Sarah Brightman, Wayne Sleep, Bonnie Langford and Paul Nicholas.