Program News

Musical Theatre Melodies - 28th July - "Cats"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 28th July at 9 p.m. will feature a 30th Anniversary tribute to the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats, (based on T.S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, plus other published and unpublished poems by Eliot), from the 1985 original Australian cast recording starring Grant Smith, Kerry Woods, Robyn Forsythe, Debbie Byrne, Marina Prior, Pat Pitney, David Atkins, Garry Ginivan, Anthony O'Keeffe, John Wood, Jeff Phillips, Laura Bishop, John Hackett, Stepehn Holford, Nadia Strahan, Geoffrey Jenkins, Bruce Macarthur, Jess Jimenez, Anita Combe, Roula Kanta and Stewart Crowley.

This will be preceded by an introduction to the musical, (via telephone from London), by British Musical Theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The remainder of the broadcast will feature an archival recording of T.S. Eliot reading selected poems from Practical Cats.