The cancellation of our production of CATS was a huge disappointment to all of us at OTMYT, especially our fantastic young cast who had rehearased for six months only to have the show cancelled on the evening of the second dress rehearsal following the announcement, by the government, about social distancing and avoiding theatres due to Covid-19.
Many of the production costs had already been paid and the generosity of our ticket holders, in that the vast majority have not requested a refund, means that OTMYT will be able to continue after this period of difficulty for us all.
However, the associated costs of putting the show on again are significant. The OTMYT partners are able to fund the rescheduling of a stripped back performance of CATS, in August, but to offer our cast (and audiences) the production as it was originally intended would place an impossible financial burden on us. The cost of hire of lighting, sound and staging equipment is many thousands of pounds. Some of these hire companies and individuals have offered us a reduction on the rehire of equipment for Cats which is generous of them as of course they are also fighting for their survival at the moment.
If you are able to make a donation of any amount, however small, please accept our sincere thanks on behalf of everyone at OTMYT.