The Musical 'Cats' Reveals Cast for Manila Season

The cast for the Manila season of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical Cats has finally been revealed!

Playing for a strictly limited season at The Theatre at Solaire from November 6, 2019, the 2015 Olivier award nominated musical will have world-renowned theater star from the Philippines, Joanna Ampil, reprising her role as the lead cat Grizabella.

Image: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

Ampil has performed in several West End musicals, including Miss Saigon, Jesus Christ Superstar and Avenue Q, while she played the role of Fantine in Les Misérables in London.

Here's the full cast for the Manila season of Cats:




Rum Tum Tugger







Victoria/White Cat







Bill Bailey


Swing 1F

Swing 2F

Swing 3F

Swing 1M

Swing 2M

Swing 3M

Resident Director


Joanna Ampil

Luke Fraser Yates

George Hinson

Gavin Eden

Kirsty Ingram

Elizabeth Futter

Sally Frith

Erica-Jayne Alden

Amy Whittle

Ellie Young

Holly Willock

Danielle Cato

Gabrielle Cocca

Cian Hughes

Rhys Batten

Thomas Inge

Mukeni Nel

Lloyd Davies

Abigail Dever

Alexandra Wright

Elly Shaw

Liam Buckland

Lee Nicholson

Brian O'Muiri

Dane Quixall

Based on T. S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Cats tells the story of the Jellicle cats gathering at the Jellicle Ball where their leader Old Deuteronomy chooses which of these cats go up to the "Heaviside Layer" or their version of heaven, and be reborn unto a whole new Jellicle life.

Image: Lunchbox Theatrical Productions

Cats is one of the longest-running shows in West End and on Broadway. It has received numerous awards including the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical, seven Tony awards including Best Musical.  Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings also won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album.

The international tour of the Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre production of CATS is presented by David Ian Productions, with the RCBC Bankard as a proud sponsor of the 2019 Manila season of CATS.

For more information, visit our event page for the upcoming production.

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