is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Thomas Stearns
Eliot (by additions of Trevor Nunn and Richard Stiloge). It is one of
the most famous musical in the world and one of the biggest hits of all
time to longevity, and total box office admissions. The musical is based
on the book by Thomas Stearns Eliot Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,
a collection of poems with cats as protagonists.
The poems were actually 'first letters the poet wrote to his grandchildren who were then Successive published. Lloyd Webber has scored all the poems of the collection to build the history of musicals, as well as unpublished material supplied to him by the widow of Eliot. Memory, the most famous song from the musical, was written by Trevor Nunn inspired by the poetry of Eliot's Rhapsody on a windy night.