Cats

Synopsis: Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, the most famous musical of all time, first exploded onto the West End stage in 1981. 'Memory', one of its many classic songs, became an instant worldwide hit. Since then CATS has smashed records and conquered the world. Using the latest technology, all the excitement, thrill, romance and intimacy of this theatrical legend has been captured on screen. Breathtaking visuals and full digital sound (that has been completely re-recorded with a seventy piece orchestra) will leave you deep into the mysterious world of CATS as you've never seen it before - more intoxicating and magical than you could possibly imagine. With a star cast including Elaine Paige and Sir John Mills.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Year:
1998
115 min
23,540 Views


1

Are you blind when you're born?

Can you see in the dark?

Can you look at a king?

Would you sit on his throne?

Can you say of your bite

That it's worse than your bark?

Are you cock of the walk

When you're walking alone?

Because Jellicles are

And Jellicles do

Jellicles do and Jellicles would

Jellicles would and Jellicles can

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

When you fall on your head

Do you land on your feet?

Are you tense when you sense

There's a storm in the air?

Can you find your way blind

When you're lost in the street?

Do you know how to go

To the Heaviside Layer?

Because Jellicles can

And Jellicles do

Jellicles do and Jellicles can

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicles do and Jellicles can

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Can you ride on a broomstick

To places far distant?

Familiar with candle

With book and with bell?

Were you Whittington's friend?

The Pied Piper's assistant?

Have you been an alumnus

Of heaven and hell?

Are you mean like a minx?

Are you lean like a lynx?

Are you keen to be seen

When you're smelling a rat?

Were you there when the pharaohs

Commissioned the Sphinx?

If you were, and you are

You're a Jellicle Cat

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

We can dive through the air

Like a flying trapeze

We can turn double somersaults

Bounce on a tyre

We can run up a wall

We can swing through the trees

We can balance on bars

We can walk on a wire

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Can you sing at the same time

In more than one key

Duets by Rossini

And waltzes by Strauss?

And can you, as cats do

Begin with a "c"?

That always triumphantly

Brings down the house

Jellicle Cats

Are queens of the night

Singing at astronomical heights

Handling pieces from The Messiah

Hallelujah, angelical choir

Jellicle Cats

Are queens of the night

Singing at astronomical heights

Handling pieces from The Messiah

Hallelujah, angelical choir

The mystical divinity

Of unashamed felinity

Round the cathedral

Rang vivat

Life to the everlasting cat

Feline, fearless

Faithful and true

To others who do what

Jellicles do and Jellicles can

Jellicles can and Jellicles do

Jellicle Cats sing Jellicle Chants

Jellicles old and Jellicles new

Jellicle Song and Jellicle dance

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Practical cats, dramatical cats

Pragmatical cats, fanatical cats

Oratorical cats,

Delphic-Oracle cats

Sceptical cats, dyspeptical cats

Romantical cats, pedantical cats

Critical and parasitical cats

Allegorical cats, metaphorical cats

Statistical cats and mystical cats

Political cats, hypocritical cats

Clerical cats, hysterical cats

Cynical cats, rabbinical cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats

There's a man over there

With a look of surprise

As much as to say

Well, now, how about that?

Do I actually see

With my own very eyes

A man who's not heard

Of a Jellicle Cat?

What's a Jellicle Cat?

What's a Jellicle Cat?

What's a Jellicle Cat?

The naming of cats

Is a difficult matter

It isn't just one

Of your holiday games

You may think at first

I'm as mad as a hatter

When I tell you a cat

Must have three different names

First of all there's the name

That the family use daily

Such as Peter, Augustus

Alonzo or James

Such as Victor or Jonathan

George or Bill Bailey

All of them

Sensible, everyday names

There are fancier names

If you think they sound sweeter

Some for the gentlemen

Some for the dames

Such as Plato, Admetus

Electra, Demeter

But all of them sensible

Everyday names

But I tell you, a cat

Needs a name that's particular

A name that's peculiar

And more dignified

Else how can he keep up

His tail perpendicular

Or spread out his whiskers

Or cherish his pride?

Of names of this kind

I can give you a quorum

Such as Munkustrap, Quaxo

Or Coricopat

Such as Bombalurina

Or else, Jellylorum

Names that never belong

To more than one cat

But above and beyond

There's still one name left over

And that is the name

That you never will guess

The name that no human research

Can discover

But the cat himself knows

And will never confess

When you notice a cat

In profound meditation

The reason, I tell you,

Is always the same

His mind is engaged

In a rapt contemplation

Of the thought, of the thought

Of the thought of his name

His ineffable

Effable

Effanineffable

Deep and inscrutable

Singular

Name... Name... Name... Name...

Jellicle Cats come out tonight

Jellicle Cats come one, come all

The Jellicle Moon is shining bright

Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball

Jellicle Cats come out tonight

Jellicles come to the Jellicle Ball

Jellicle Cats meet once a year

At the Jellicle Ball

Where we all rejoice

And the Jellicle Leader

Will soon appear

And make what is known

As the Jellicle Choice

When Old Deuteronomy

Just before dawn

Through a silence you feel

You could cut with a knife

Announces the cat

Who can now be reborn

And come back to a different

Jellicle Life

For waiting up there

Is the Heaviside Layer

Full of wonders

One Jellicle only will see

And Jellicles ask

Because Jellicles dare

Who will it be?

Who will it be?

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind

Her name is Jennyanydots

Her coat is of the tabby kind

With tiger stripes

And leopard spots

All day she sits beneath the stair

Or on the steps or on the mat

She sits and sits and sits and sits

And that's what makes a Gumbie Cat

That's what makes a Gumbie Cat

But when the day's hustle

And bustle is done

Then the Gumbie Cat's work

Is but hardly begun

And when all the family's

In bed and asleep

She tucks up her skirts

To the basement to creep

She is deeply concerned

With the ways of the mice

Their behaviour's not good

And their manners not nice

So when she has got them

Lined up on the matting

She teaches them

Music, crocheting and tatting

I have a Gumbie Cat in mind

Her name is Jennyanydots

The curtain cord she likes to wind

And tie it into sailor knots

She sits upon the window-sill

Or anything that's smooth and flat

She sits and sits and sits and sits

And that's what makes a Gumbie Cat

That's what makes a Gumbie Cat

But when the day's hustle

And bustle is done

Then the Gumbie Cat's work

Is but hardly begun

She thinks that the cockroaches

Just need employment

To prevent them from

Idle and wanton destroyment

So she's formed from that lot

Of disorderly louts

A troop of well-disciplined

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