Tuesday, 16 December 2014

I've Been To See Cats!

{it's almost impossible to take sneaky pictures with an iPhone that are actually good quality}

When I was younger, Cats was one of my favourite things to see and to be very honest, the only musical I ever enjoyed. So when I found out that Cats was back for a limited amount of time I couldn't help but scream with excitement and rush to get tickets!

It was not only me that loved Cats but my two best childhood friends, Emily and Shannon. We are still very close now but don't get as much time to see each other as we would like. So we took this opportunity to have a Christmas evening out and relive our childhood going to see it!


Before we went to see it we couldn't resist the £2 lunch deal in Garfunkel's and we stuffed our face with nachos, cheesy garlic bread, chicken goujons, pizza and - of course - a chocolate fudge brownie sundae. We also had a little look round at Oxford Street's christmas lights, they're so pretty!



And then we made our way to the theatre..

The show was absolutely amazing, as good as I remember it being for almost everything, except for one of the biggest characters of the performance - the Rum Tum Tugger...

THEY ABSOLUTELY RUINED HIM, AND IT ALMOST RUINED MY CHILDHOOD.

As the door opened for the Rum Tum Tugger to return, I got very excited - he was always my favourite jellicle cat. But for some completely strange and unknown reason, it was not the amazing, quirky, sexy, cool Rum Tum Tugger that returned to the stage but a strange gangster, baggy trousered and chain wearing, rapping version of him.

Outrageous.

I couldn't help but film the monstrosity for everyone to see, so here you go...


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I still can't get over them doing this now, almost 24 hours later. It's madness. 
I guess they tried to make it 'modern' - but they shouldn't of bothered. I miss the original tugger, you can watch him here if you have now been scarred by the new version. 

But apart from this, the rest of the show was still wicked and what was really amazing, was Nicole Sheringer's voice.

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I know the video isn't amazing - but who knew she could really sing that well!
Constant rounds of applause for her! She actually almost brought a tear to my eye as she sang memories.



This was also one of my favourites - I love skimbleshanks the railway cat! 
Found myself singing and bobbing along like I was a child again! 


If you're in London and can get your hands on last minute tickets I would definitely recommend it, there's still a lot of availability left for January too...
If you already have tickets - have an amazing night! You're gonna love it!
If you've already been, let me know what you thought!


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P.S;
This is a picture of us 3 girls - and my brother - in 2004, the last time we went to see the show. We got our face painted like our favourite cat and got a limo down there with our parents as a Christmas treat for all of us!




4 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to see cats! I did the Skimbleshanks song for an audition one year. :)
    Amy xx

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  2. Rum Tum Tugger is my favourite too and I am NOT happy with his revamp! We did Cats as a performance at my dance school, it was so much fun.

    Heather x
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  3. Awww, looks like you had a great time! I haven't seen "Cats" yet, but have the original soundtrack, lol.
    ChicAndAlluring.com

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  4. Oh my gosh, what have they done to Rum Tum Tugger? I love Cats too - went to see it twice, once in London and once in Aberdeen, My favourites are Skimbleshanks and Mr. Mistoffelees :)

    Cecilia (ceciliaintherain.wordpress.com)

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