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Cats is a baffling, humourless CGI nightmare—and the people deserve an explanation

If society is to move forward from this illogical disaster, we need nothing less than a full and frank inquiry

By Caspar Salmon  

History books of the future will tell of the twin disasters in December 2019. The first, the Labour Party’s results in a pivotal general election. The second, Cats.

In each case, the early portents (opinion polls; a trailer) loomed large, seeming to augur an impending fiasco. Yet throughout, hopeful campaigners and cinephiles clung desperately…

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