We're delighted to announce that Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, is now available for performance in schools and colleges throughout the UK and Ireland. This is the first time that the professional performing version, as seen by millions of theatre-goers worldwide, has been made available to educational establishments in these territories.
It's a logical progression for Lloyd Webber. His first hit, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was originally written for a school, before being later expanded into the West End hit.
Licensing for the newly-available version of Cats is being done through Lloyd Webber's own Really Useful Group, whilst performing materials are available on hire from the Faber Music Hire Library. Read more about the announcement on the RUG site.
The new version is scored for a 16-piece band: 3 woodwind, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, 3 keyboards, drums, percussion, guitar, cello and bass. Perusal scores, libretti and rehearsal CDs are available on request. A version for 10-piece band is also available, scored for 2 woodwind, horn, 3 keyboards, percussion, drums, guitar, cello and bass.