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CAST LIST FOR “CATS”
FEBRUARY 2019
Cats in alphabetical order


ADEMETUS
TBA

ALONZO
Edward Carroll

ASPARAGUS
Brandon Cable Rogers

BILL BAILEY
TBA

BOMBALURINA
Siobhan Carroll

BUSTOPHER JONES & GROWLTIGER
Harry Fitzgerald

CARBUCKETY
Kit McKenzie

CASSANDRA
TBA

CORICOPAT
Archie Crocket

DEMETER
Zoe Elliott

DEUTERONOMY
Milo Baker

ETCETERA
TBA

GEORGE
TBA

GRIDDLEBONE
Emilia Barnden

GRIZABELLA
Isobel Griggs

JELLYORUM
Scarlet Harris

JEMIMA
Tabitha Smith Allen

JENNYANYDOTS
Jasmine Berry

MCCAVITY
Ben Phillips

MISTOFFELEES & QUAXO
Charles Clark

MUNKASTRAP
Samuel Beer

MUNGOJERRIE
Hope Hillier Smith

RUMPLETEAZER
Eden Hillier Smith

RUM TUM TUGGER
Kieran Poling

SKIMBLESHANKS
Jack Edwards

TANTOMILE
TBA

 

Synopsis

An explosion of music and lights opens the show. The cats reunite to celebrate who they are and sing “The Naming of Cats”. Cats have three different names, the one the family uses daily, a more dignified name and, a secret name. They emerge from the shadows and each has a special identity and although they are at first suspicious and proud they reluctantly allow the audience into their domain. Victoria, a young white cat dances to signal “The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball”.
We are introduced to Munkustrap, a large grey tabby, explaining that the Jellicle Cats meet one a year to rejoice and awaits Old Deuteronomy who will choose which the Cats will journey tonight to the Heaviside layer to be reborn into a new life.

We are then introduced to Jennyanydots, The Old Gumbie Cat, Rum Tum Tugger, and the centre of attention Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, who is shunned by the rest of the tribe. Then Bustopher Jones and villainous Macavity who send the Jellicle cats scattering.

Distant giggles signal the entrance of Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer, a team of pranksters. Deuteronomy arrives; the cats adore and respect him. The Cats entertain him with “the Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles”, as well as “The Marching Song of the Pollicle Dogs”. All is resolved when Great Rumpus Cat a sleek and powerful feline frightens away the two dog factions.

Finally it is time for the Jellicle Ball, the great annual dance in which all the cats celebrate. Grizabella appears once more, she is left to contemplate her “Memory” of the time before she left the tribe; she is still not accepted and disappointed slinks off into the night.

After the Jellicle Ball, the cats rest and contemplate “The Moments of Happiness” and more Cats are introduced. Gus the Theatre Cat is an aged stage actor. Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat is also introduced, however Macavity returns with two henchmen who invade the proceedings and kidnap Old Deuteronomy. Demeter and Bombalurina sing what they know of “Macavity” and his crimes.

Macavity returns disguised as Old Deuteronomy, but is exposed and battles with Munkustrap and the other male cats. Almost defeated Macavity rigs an electrical explosion, which leaves the Jellicles in the dark. Rum Tum Tigger calls upon Mr Mistoffelees, the conjuring cat, to use his magical powers to bring back their leader. Mistoffelees restores the light, locates Old Deuteronomy, showing off his spectacular magic tricks and his infamous conjuring turn “Mr Mistoffelees”.

It is time for Old Deuternonomy to make the Jellicle Choice and decide which cat will be reborn into a new Jellicle life. Grizabella reappears “Memory Reprise” recalling how things used to be. She is accepted into the tribe and it is she who is chosen to “Journey to the Heaviside Layer” to be reborn. Deuteronomy instructs the human spectators in the “Addressing of Cats”.


 

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