Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats” is in cinemas from 20th December 2019.
A look behind the scenes and the first trailer have been released.
Directed by Academy Award winner Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King’s Speech, The Danish Girl), the stellar cast includes The Royal Ballet’s Francesca Hayward and Steven McRae as Victoria and Skimbleshanks, Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella the Glamour Cat, Taylor Swift as Bombalurina, Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat, James Corden as Bustopher Jones, Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy, Rebel Wilson as Jennyanydots, Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger, Robbie Fairchild as Munkustrap, Mette Towley as Jemima and Idris Elba as Macavity.
With choreography by Hamilton Tony & Olivier award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the all-star cast rehearsed on a specially commissioned Harlequin Liberty sprung dance floor installed on set.
Over 550m2 of Harlequin Reversible Pro performance vinyl surface was expertly laid on top of the Harlequin Liberty hired panels along with Harlequin Ballet Barres and Harlequin Mirrors which were supplied to the film studio.
Harlequin’s Technical Development Manager, Jamie Stirling oversaw the installation:
“Working on projects of this scale and prestige, which are often technically challenging, is a real privilege, especially one such as this that combines film and performing arts.”
One of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, the award-winning stage musical “Cats” premiered at the New London Theatre in 1981.
“Cats” is released on 20th December 2019 by Universal Pictures.