T. S. Elliott’s Poems That Are Basis for “Cats” Musical

Submitted by Bob Ramsdell May 13th, 2011
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This record of six poems by T. S. Elliott are the basis for the musical “Cats” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  The narrator is Robert Donat who won an Academy Award in 1939 for “Goodbye Mr. Chips”.  There is a musical accompaniment. I got this at thrift shop for 25 cents.

2 Responses to “T. S. Elliott’s Poems That Are Basis for “Cats” Musical”

  1. Allee Willis

    I’m sure I would like this a lot better than the musical, Cats, which I never saw but the mere mention of Andrew Lloyd Webber sends shivers up my funky spine (and not in a good way!). Way too cloying for me. But T.S. Eliot is a whole other story. I don’t think I ever knew that the musical was based on his poetry.

  2. Michael Ely

    I saw “Cats” the musical and thought it was a nightmare to sit thru. I hated every moment of it. However this is something different and Robert Donat was an incredible actor best known for his oscar winning role in “Goodbye Mr. Chips.”