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Edition No. 161

Date:- 31 July 2004

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CATS AT THE EMPIRE THEATRE, LIVERPOOL
From Tuesday 14 September 2004

THE LIVERPOOL Empire Theatre this week said:- “We are thrilled to announce that “CATS”, the world’s most successful and longest running musical is coming to The Empire Theatre from 14th September 2004, where it will play a limited season until Thursday 30 September 2004.” Since leaving its West End home, after 21 record-breaking years, “CATS” has proved to be as popular as ever and has enjoyed phenomenal success touring the UK, playing to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim.

“CATS”
by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S.Eliot, is directed by Trevor Nunn, associate director and choreographer is Gillian Lynne, and design is by John Napier. 

The show opened at the New London Theatre on 11 May 1981 where it played almost 9000 performances until its closure on 11 May 2002, the show’s 21 birthday. “CATS” won the 1981 Olivier Award for Best Musical and, after opening on Broadway, won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Director.

On 29 January 1996 “CATS” in London became the longest running musical in West End and Broadway history when it broke the record of 6,137 performances, previously held by the Broadway production of “A Chorus Line”.

In London the show grossed over £136 million and was seen by over eight million people. Worldwide “CATS” has so far grossed in excess of $2 billion and been seen by over 50 million people. “CATS” has been performed in 11 different languages in over 300 cities in 26 countries. “Memory” has had nearly 53,000 plays on radio and television in the UK alone and airplays in the USA passed two million in 1998.

This tour is produced by David Ian for Clear Channel Entertainment. “CATS” was originally produced in London by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group.

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REACH FOR THE SKY WITH HENSHAWS FOR FREE AND RAISE CASH FOR THE BLIND

SIT BACK and imagine the thrill of jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet… knowing that you’re raising money for blind and visually impaired people across the north of England.

Henshaws Society for Blind People, which has a residential centre in Southport, is offering this fantastic opportunity for FREE.  All participants have to do is raise minimum sponsorship of between £270 and £340.

No advance training is necessary, all details are taken care of by professional organisers, and jumps can be made from parachute centres throughout the UK. 

It’s a great way to help Henshaws make a difference to the lives of blind and visually impaired people in the Merseyside area.

Henshaws events manager Heather Burroughs said:- “The exhilaration of a parachute jump is hard to match – the sensation of freefalling followed by a gentle descent. Henshaws need people to take part and raise funds to help visually impaired and blind people in our communities lead independent lives.

This is a great way for participants to fulfil their ambitions and help blind people achieve theirs.”


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