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Cats

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on Old Possum's Book Of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot

Productions

New London Theatre, 1981-2002
UK Tour, 2003-2004
UK Tour, 2014

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New London Theatre
First performance: 11th May 1981
Last performance: 11th May 2002
Director: Trevor Nunn. Associate Director and Choreographer: Gillian Lynne. Sound: Abe Jacob.
Lighting Design: David Hersey. Designer: John Napier.

Cast Lists
May 1981
March 1986

Opening Cast (May 1981)
CharacterPlayed By
UnknownElaine Paige
UnknownBrian Blessed
UnknownWayne Sleep
UnknownPaul Nicholas
UnknownSarah Brightman
UnknownBonnie Langford

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10th March 1986 (#40) programme cast
CharacterPlayed By
AdmetusPhilip Devonshire
AlonzoHugh Spight
AsparagusDavid Hitchen
Bill BaileyIan Gant
BombalurinaNicola Kimber
BustopherNick Hamilton
CarbucketyPhillip Harrison
CassandraJane Devonshire
Coricopat/MacavityPeter Challis
DemeterJacqui Harman
DeuteronomyDonald Francke
ElectraJulie-Ann Marsh
EtceteraFiona Alexandra
GrizabellaAnita Harris
JellylorumSally Bentley
JemimaTessa Pritchard
JennyanydotsAnn Emery
MungojerrieSteven Wayne
MunkustrapPatrick Wood
QuaxoGraham Fletcher
RumpleteazerCathy Cordez
Rum Tum TuggerRichard Lloyd-King
SkimbleshanksJon Peterson
VictorChristopher Molloy
VictoriaCherida Langford
The Cats ChorusLiz Love
The Cats ChorusJames Skeggs
The Cats ChorusLucy Shepherd
The Cats ChorusKim Winfield
Musicians
Production Musical DirectorDavid Caddick
Principal ConductorMike Stanley
Keyboard/Desputy ConductorDave Watts
1st Trumpet/Piccolo TrumpetRalph Izen
Electric/Acoustic GuitarJohn Girvan
2nd Trumpet/FlugelSteve Jenner
WoodwindBarry Graham
CelloBarry Belcher
PercussionNigel Shipway
TromboneNoel Fraser
1st HornJohn Coney
Oboe/Cor AnglaisStephen Nye
2nd HornJason Crouch
KeyboardsRodney Mendoza
KeyboardsBrian Miller
DrumsBarry De Souza
Bass GuitarDougie Henning
WoodwindMaurice Cambridge

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UK Tour 2003 - 2004
Tuesday 16th December 2003 - Saturday 3rd January 2004: New Theatre Oxford
Sound Design: Simon Baker and Terry Jardine for Autograph.
Associate Lighting Designer: Howard Eaton. Associate Scenic Designer: Raymond Huessy.
Musical Director: Stuart Calvert. Production Musical Supervisor: Daniel Bowling.
Direction and Choreography recreated by Chrissie Cartwright.

Cast as at NTO/December 2003
CharacterPlayed By
Bill Bailey
Understudy Mistoffelees (2nd)
Alex Durrant
BombalurinaLisa Donmall
Bustopher Jones/AsparagusPatrick Clancy
Carbucketty
Understudy Mistoffelees (1st)
Richard Curto
Cassandra
Understudy Bombalurina (1st), Jellyorum (2nd), Victoria (2nd)
Natalie Edmunds
Coricopat
Understudy Mungojerrie (2nd)
Lee Lomas
DemeterLeyla Pellegrini
GrizabellaChrissie Hammond
Jellylorum
Understudy Grizabella (2nd)
Karen Evans
Jemima
Understudy Rumpelteazer (2nd)
Claire Parish
JennyanydotsSarah Bayliss
Macavity/Admetus
Understudy Munkustrap (1st), Rum Tum Tugger (2nd)
Simon Adkins
MungojerrieAndrew Prosser
Munkustrap
Understudy Old Deuteronomy (2nd)
Matthew Cutts
Old DeuteronomyJames Paterson
Quaxo/MistoffeleesGuy-Paul Ruolt De St Germain
RumpelteazerLaura Brydon
Rum Tum TuggerStuart Ramsay
Rumpus/Alonso
Understudy Rum Tum Tugger (1st)
Richard Peakman
Skimbleshanks
Understudy Bustopher Jones/Asparagus (2nd)
Gavin Keenan
Tantomile
Understudy Demeter (2nd), Jemima (1st), Rumpelteazer (1st)
Kate Tydman
VictoriaEmily Anderson
Swing
Understudy Bustopher Jones/Asparagus (1st), Old Deuteronomy (2nd)
Barry Haywood
Swing
Understudy Bombalurina (2nd), Demeter (1st), Jemima (2nd), Jennyanydots (2nd)
Lucy Holloway
Swing
Understudy Grizabella (1st), Jellylorum (1st), Jennyanydots (1st)
Chevaun Marsh
Swing
Understudy Mungojerrie (1st), Skimbleshanks (1st)
Stuart Neal
Swing
Understudy Munkustrap (2nd)
Ian Stroughair
Swing
Understudy Skimbleshanks (2nd)
Anthony Whiteman
Swing
Understudy Victoria (1st)
Karen Williams
Orchestra
Musical DirectorStuart Calvert
Keys 1Richard Shackleton
Keys 2Phil Waddington
Assistant Musical Director/Keys 3Adam Rowe
Lead GuitarSteve Willingham
Bass GuitarChris Adshead
DrumsAndy Bibb
Flute/Clarinet/Tenor SaxSamantha Ellis
Clarinet/Soprano & Baritone SaxAndy Lovell
CelloNatalie Rozario

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UK Tour 2014
9th - 27th September 2014: Birmingham Hippodrome

Cast as at BH/September 2014
CharacterPlayed By
Alonzo

Understudy Munkustrap & Rum Tum Tugger
Adam Lake
Bill Bailey

Understudy Mungojerrie
Adam Salter
BombalurinaCharlene Ford
Bustopher Jones/Asparagus/GrowltigerPaul F Monaghan
Carbucketty

Understudy Quaxo/Mistoffelees
Joel Morris
Cassandra

Understudy Bombalurina
Cassie Clare
Coricopat

Understudy Rum Tum Tugger
Benjamin Mundy
DementerZizi Strallen
GrizabellaSophia Ragavelas
Jellylorum/Griddlebone

Understudy Grizabella
Clare Rickard
Jemima

Understudy Rumpleteazer
Natasha Mould
Jennyanydots

Understudy Grizabella
Abigail Jaye
Macavity/AdmetusCameron Ball
MungojerrieBenjamin Yates
Munkustrap

Understudy Old Deuteronomy
Callum Train
Old DeuteronomyNicholas Pound
Quaxo/MistoffeleesJoseph Poulton
RumpleteazerDawn Williams
Rum Tum TuggerFilippo Strocchi
Skimbleshanks

Understudy Bustopher Jones/Asparagus/Growltiger
Ross Finnie
Tantomile

Understudy Jellylorum & Jennyanydots
Kathryn Barnes
Victoria/White CatHannah Kenna Thomas
Swing

Understudy Munkustrap & Skimbleshanks
Ryan Gover
Swing

Understudy Bustopher Jones/Asparagus/Growltiger & Old Deuteronomy
Barry Haywood
Swing

Understudy Demeter & Jemima & Victoria/White Cat
Alice Jane
Swing

Understudy Bombalurina & Demeter & Jellylorum & Jennyanydots
Grace McKee
Swing

Understudy Quaxo/Mistoffelees & Mungojerrie & Skimbleshanks
Dane Quixall
Swing

Understudy Jemima & Rumpleteazer & Victoria/White Cat
Libby Watts

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