Cats: Young Actors’ Edition

Helping kids step into meow-sical theatre with our one hour mini-Cats!

Photo: The Downs Malvern School 2019
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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

“Prologue – Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” additional material written by Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe; ”Memory” additional material written by Trevor Nunn.

The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year—the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories to Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the Cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

Cats: Young Actors Edition is the brand new, one-hour adaptation of the world renowned hit musical, specially tailored for schools and youth groups. Including easy to sing orchestrations, beginners’ choreography videos and helpful guides on everything from pre-production and casting to rehearsal and the show itself, this is the ultimate how-to for putting on an incredible paw-formance!


Size of orchestra: Backing Tracks

Genre: Adaptation (Literature) Comedy Family

Vocal demands: Easy

Dance Requirements: Easy Minimal

Cast Size: Flexible Large

Casting Opportunities: Ensemble Cast Expandable Casting Multicultural Casting Non-Traditional Casting Reduced Casting/Doubling Teen

Performance groups

Performing Arts School Primary School Secondary School Youth Group

Videos from the show

  • Broadway revival cast member Mamie Parris sings “Memory”
  • Montage of the 2016 Broadway revival company
  • Character Study of Broadway’s Grizabella, Mamie Parris
  • City Youth Theatre’s 2013 trailer
  • A Sneak Peek of "The Jellicle Ball" from the New Wolsey Theatre
  • Compagnia della Rancia Italian professional production in 2010
  • Opera Populaire in Bergamo, Italy
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