Purrfect launch for HK musical

PUBLISHED : Friday, 25 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 25 June, 1993, 12:00am

WE had heard that Lee Soo Jin was a bit of an animal lover. But we had no idea he actually took his fluffy feline pet to work with him. He apparently never leaves home without it - the cat, that is! Of course, Mr Lee has every reason to be seen cuddling a cat, since this particular domestic animal currently figures largely in his professional role as general manager of American Express International.

For within two weeks of opening bookings on the American Express priority booking service for next January's production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats at the Academy for Performing Arts, over 15,000 tickets have been snapped up by theatre-lovingcard members, amounting to $6 million at the box office.

Enough to make Amex - that's Mr Lee's cat - purr with pleasure at the news, possums.