CATS – West End Closing Night | Highlights | Cats The Musical

CATS – West End Closing Night | Highlights | Cats The Musical

As CATS celebrates its 40th Anniversary, we reminisce about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic show with some highlights from the West End closing night in May 2002. The iconic final performance was broadcast live from London’s New London Theatre on a large screen in Covent Garden for fans who could not acquire a ticket.


Announcer – 00:00
Overture – 00:19
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats – 00:54
The White Cat Solo Dance – 01:26
The Rum Tum Tugger – 01:40
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer – 02:40
The Jellicle Ball – 03:01
Growltiger’s Last Stand – 05:08
Macavity: The Mystery Cat – 06:55
Mr. Mistoffelees – 09:04
Memory (Reprise) – 09:51
The Journey to the Heaviside Layer – 11:09
The Ad-Dressing of Cats – 12:47
Andrew Lloyd Webber Speech – 13:19

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49 thoughts on “CATS – West End Closing Night | Highlights | Cats The Musical

  1. 100% needs to be released! I know fans would have absolutely no problem paying for it! First saw the show in 1986 & top price tickets were £19.50!
    How times have changed.

  2. I was there crying so hard that everything was blur by my tears…. please please please release the entire show!!!! This night matters so many fans who loved this production

  3. I’ve got chills this is awesome I need more 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  4. I saw this production July 1983. My first trip to London. Bought my ticket at a broker. When I got to my seat I was not happy to see the back of the set. Then the overture started and the set moved. I started crying right then and I don't think I stopped until we exited the theater.

  5. You have to question the mindset of whoever decided about the movie version of this show… when even a show is done in such "spartan" environment as this one… do a BBETTER impression of the Cats than a freaking multi-million dollar cinema movie…

  6. For the love of all things good and feline please release the full recording! The description suggest such exist's and I know many of us here would pay big money for a legal release!

  7. THIS is the best thing this channel has posted in its existence!! Thank yo so much! there is so little footage of the original production! id give so much to see the full thing.

  8. Cats as how it's meant to be! Some shows can work as regular movies, but honestly the second you take the junkyard off a stage and onto a set you've kind of doomed yourself from the start. I can't wait for the tour to come back so I can go be home again <3

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