Video interview: 'CATS The Musical' cast gear up for a purr-fect performance in Mandurah

It is the beloved Broadway musical that has been entertaining audiences for more than three decades and now, Cats The Musical is set to have Mandurah audiences 'feline' fine.

The global phenomenon show, which will soon hit the big screen with an all-star cast including Taylor Swift and Idris Elba, tells the story of a tribe of domestic Jellicle cats on one special night of the year.

Grizabella, the Rum Tum Tugger and many more quirky characters from TS Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, decides which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life.

The award-winning, record-breaking family theatre favouritewill feature well-known and loved songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber like Memory, Mr Mistoffolees and The Rum Tum Tugger.

The Platinum Entertainment show will bring the fourth-longest running Broadway musical in theatre history to life with music that stays true to the original score but a much brighter, more colourful and energetic vibe.

Featuring a live band, full choir, silks aerialists, roller skates and more, the production will showcase a cast of handpicked local dance and choral talent alongside WA theatre stars Dean Misdale, Mikey Keith and married vocal duo Paula Parore and Clay Darius.

We sat down with the principal performers before they take to the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre stage on October 10, and chatted all things cats, colour and how the musical has changed over the years.

"It's bright and so different to what everyone else is expecting," Clay Darius, who plays Munkustrap, said.

"I wasn't even going to do Cats but once I spoke to Katrina, our producer and they told me what they were going to do, I knew I wanted to do that and I could see it as a fun thing. If they can talk me around in half an hour, you just need to come and see the show to see what we've done,"Paula Parore, who plays Grizabella, said.

The cat is out of the bag - check out our full interview with the cast of Cats The Musical below.

Cats The Musical will perform at 7.30pm on October 10, 11 and 12 with earlier shows at 2pm on October 12 and 5pm on October 13.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.