CAT starring Gerard McCarthy is a must see show at Grand Opera House

Dave was in the original cast of CATS. On opening night he was sacked. He was not a happy pussy.

After a sold out run at the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this comedy about the greatest musical star that never got to shine finally makes it to the Baby Grand.

Starring Gerard McCarthy, CAT isn’t so much a love letter to musical theatre . . . more a death threat.

Not for the faint hearted:  contains high kicks and swearing!

Written by Jamie Beamish & Richard Hardwick.

  • The Grand Opera House, Belfast: Thursday 18th February 2016 – 8pm
  • The Grand Opera House, Belfast: Friday 19th February 2016 – 8pm

“This is a fantastic show that I had the pleasure of watching last year. Funny, intelligent and black humour at it’s best, you will never view the musical cats quite the same way” – Gerard McCarthy is amazing.

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Gerard McCarthy (mid-length) as Dave in 'CAT' a


Gerard was awarded Kenneth Branagh’s Renaissance Scholarship to train as an actor.

He played Kevin McSwain in the BAFTA nominated first series of BBC drama ‘The Fall’, and is currently filming series three in Belfast.

On Netflix he can be seen alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Neve Campbell & Joely Richardson as Ashley Stokes in ‘Titanic: Blood and Steel’, an epic 12 part series charting the extraordinary construction of RMS Titanic in the shipyards of Edwardian Belfast. The series was nominated for 5 IFTA Awards including Best Drama Series.

Other film and TV credits include: Damon Peachey in BBC comedy ‘Puppy Love’ (BBC); Captain Shearing in ‘A Nightingale Falling’ (MB Media); Brondsted in ‘Vikings’ (MGM/Amazon Prime); Rory Thompson in ‘Belonging to Laura’ (Samson Films) and Kris fisher in ‘Hollyoaks’ (Channel 4).

Most recently he played Tony in the UK tour of Jonathan Harvey’s ‘Beautiful Thing’. Other theatre credits include: George Bailey in the UK premiere of ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ (Bridge House Theatre); Jonathan Harker in ‘Jonathan Harker and Dracula’ (Theatre At The Mill); Bruce Flaherty in ‘Blue/Orange’ (Ambassador Theatre Group); Fenton in ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Carnival Boy in ‘Carousel’(Perth Repertory Theatre) and the West End productions of ‘Mamma Mia!’ (Prince Edward Theatre) and ‘Saturday Night Fever’  (Apollo Victoria Theatre).