Location: The Simpson Memorial Hall (361 Moston Ln, Manchester M40 9NB)

Date: Thursday 30th May

Time: 7:30 – 8:30pm

Duration: 1 hr

Access Information 

  • BSL interpreted 
  • Ear defenders, ear plugs and fidget toys available. 
  • Wheelchair accessible 

With support from Manchester Deaf Centre.

Image Credit: Erin Hopkins


From ‘acclaimed clown’ and self-described ’emerging idiot’ Frankie Thompson, comes an out-of-control one-woman adaptation of Cats (the musical). But it’s not about cats, it’s not about musicals, and it’s not about Cats the musical.

CAttS is a lip-sync ballet through the distractions and obsessions that help us cope with an increasingly dystopian reality. Because after all, who wouldn’t rather think about cats?

Artist Bio:

Frankie Thompson is a queer, neurodivergent multidisciplinary artist who declares herself a ‘mentally ill clown’. As a performance artist from London, Frankie explores her own fraught relationship and recovery with mental health struggles through her work. Her one-woman adaptation of Cats The Musical, ‘CAttS’ had a sold out run at Edinburgh Fringe in 2022, which gained critical acclaim. Find out more about Frankie and her work by following her on Instagram.

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