While critics and mainstream audiences have rejected Tom Hooper's Cats, the film is fast becoming a cult favourite like The Room and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. While audiences everywhere hissed at Cats, it's finding its audience in a series of “rowdy” screenings where you are encouraged to sing, purr, hiss, meow, roar, and more during these interactive screenings.
CATS stars James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson and introduces Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward in her feature film debut.
Featuring Lloyd Webber’s iconic music and a world-class cast of dancers under the guidance of Tony-winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In the Heights), the film reimagines the musical for a new generation with spectacular production design, state-of-the-art technology, and dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap.
The film also stars Robbie Fairchild (Broadway’s An American in Paris), Laurie Davidson (TNT’s Will), hip-hop dance sensation Les Twins (Larry and Laurent Bourgeois), acclaimed dancer Mette Towley (featured in videos for Rihanna and Pharrell Williams’ N.E.R.D.), Royal Ballet principal dancer Steven McRae, and rising-star singer Bluey Robinson
Whatever the Jellicle Moon is, it is shining bright, and that means it's time for a true Catstravaganza as The Macri Sisters take you by the paw and lead you on a journey you never knew you wanted to go on.
This is a safe space to loudly cheer for the masterpiece that is the Skimbleshanks tap number, snot-cry through Memory and scream in horror at the tap-dancing vermin with human faces. Don your best feline attire and get ready for a CATwalk of costumes, singalongs, pop quizzes, dance breaks and heckling to your heart’s content. Whether you’re a Cats aficionado or have never experienced the whimsical joy/godless abomination of this musical, you’re in for an unforgettable evening!
The Macri Sisters are a triad of performers sprung from a frankly alarming variety of industries in the Perth arts milieu including burlesque, comedy and singing. They are deeply passionate about musical theatre, especially the questionable stuff. All of them have alot of complex feelings about Cats (and about cats, which they love but 2/3 are allergic to.) They firmly believe that their whole lives have been leading up to hosting this exact event, and they dare you to have as much fun as they’re gonna!