The Memory Returns! EY announces show sponsorship of ‘CATS’

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Northern Ireland, 6 November 2013: Northern Ireland “Big Four” accountancy firm, EY, is delighted to officially announce its sponsorship of the musical programme ‘CATS’. This sees a collaboration with EY and The Grand Opera House.

EY is the sole sponsor of CATS the musical and represents only a small number of organisations who have sponsored previous theatrical programmes.

This partnership is a further step in the firm’s activity in supporting and contributing to the Arts, reflecting EY’s new global strategy. 

Michael Hall, Managing Partner Northern Ireland commented:

“We understand that a thriving artistic and cultural environment is an integral part of a healthy community and a buoyant economy. We are delighted to announce our show sponsorship of CATS in partnership with the Grand Opera House.

This relationship is a true example of how we use our investment and expertise to team with other organisations that share our purpose. Together we can make a real difference, promoting the importance and value of diverse perspectives and cultures, and contributing to the arts and the services sector making a significant contribution to the growth of the local economy.

We continue to support local organisations, helping to bring important works to a wider audience.” 

Andrew Hill, Chief Executive of the Grand Opera House said:

“It gives me great pleasure to welcome EY on board as our newest show sponsor. For us, having a highly respected global brand like EY supporting such an iconic show as CATS which is enjoyed world-wide, represents the perfect partnership and I look forward to sharing in the successes that it will bring.

“Private sector partnerships like this are vital for charitable organisations like the Grand opera House and enable us to continue bringing world-class productions to Northern Ireland.”

CATS runs at the Grand Opera House from 5 to 16 November. Based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical is one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history. CATS has been enjoyed by over 50 million people to date, has enchanted audiences in over 300 cities in 26 countries around the world and has been performed in at least 10 different languages.