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This film was last shown on 9 January 2020

Oscar®-winning director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech, Les Misérables) transforms Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-shattering stage musical into a breakthrough cinematic event.

Over the course of a single night, a tribe of cats called ‘the Jellicles’ gather at the much anticipated Jellicle ball, to make what is known as "the Jellicle choice", deciding which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

Featuring dance styles ranging from classical ballet to contemporary, hip-hop to jazz, street dance to tap, Lloyd-Webber’s iconic songs and an all-star cast including Dame Judi Dench, Idris Elba, Ian McKellen, Taylor Swift, Rebel Wilson, Jennifer Hudson and Royal Ballet principal dancer Francesca Hayward, this spectacular film will captivate imaginations old and young.


Tom Hooper
2 hours 10 minutes
Ian McKellen, Idris Elba, Judi Dench, Taylor Swift


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