Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Herongate Open Studio
Children- 6:45- 8pm
Adults and Youth- 7:30pm- 10pm
The Community Centre, 7:30-10pm
Schedule to be advised weekly
Friday 15th September- no rehearsal
- Asparagus / Gus – The theatre cat. One of the oldest tribe members. He was once an actor.
- Bombalurina – A saucy red female. A principal vocalist and dancer.
- Bustopher Jones – A fat cat, a “twenty-five pounder.” Dresses in a snappy tuxedo and spats. Respected by all, as the upper class “St. James’s Street Cat”
- Demeter – A very skittish female cat, principal vocalist.
- Grizabella – The former Glamour Cat who has lost her sparkle and now only wants to be accepted. Grizabella left the tribe when she was younger to see the world for herself; she has experienced the harshness of the world and is a pariah in the cats’ society.
- Griddlebone – A fluffy white Persian cat. Growltiger’s lover in Growltiger’s Last Stand, where she sings The Ballad of Billy M'Caw or the mock Italian aria In Una Tepida Notte(depending on production) with Growltiger. Almost always played by the actress playing Jellylorum.
- Growltiger – A theatrical character Gus recalls playing in his youth, and who appears in Gus’ memory of the production of Growltiger’s Last Stand. In some productions he is portrayed as a vicious pirate; in others he is more of a parody of a pirate.
- Jellylorum – A female who watches out for the kittens, along with Jennyanydots. She has a close relationship with Gus. Named after T. S. Eliot’s own cat. The actress who plays Jellylorum usually also plays Griddlebone in Growltiger’s Last Stand.
- Jemima – A kitten interchangeable with Sillabub, though Jemima is used in most international productions. She is the kitten who sings the Memory refrain in The Moments of Happiness for Old Deuteronomy. Jemima sings the happier parts of Memory, while Grizabella sings the more sad parts. Jemima is the youngest kitten in the tribe, and she wants to be a glamour cat just like Grizabella was, before Grizabella left the tribe to explore the outside world. She also is the first cat/kitten to accept Grizabella by singing with her and not judge her.
- Jennyanydots – The old Gumbie cat. She sits all day and rules the mice and cockroaches at night, forcing them to undertake helpful functions and creative projects, to curb their naturally destructive habits.
- Macavity – the show’s only real villain. The character is a literary allusion to the Sherlock Holmes character Professor Moriarty.
- Mr. Mistoffelees – A young black tom with magical powers, which he doesn’t fully control. His signature dance move is “The Conjuring Turn”, twenty-four fouettés en tournant. He’s sort of a rascal. He’s a bit of a child prodigy of the tribe. Brilliant at what he does but a little wacky at the same time. He’s not really an adult yet, but he’s not a kitten. So he’s in an in-between stage. He doesn’t quite know how to use his magical powers yet, but he’s learning. He has a lot of adolescent qualities.
- Mungojerrie – Half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, with Rumpleteazer. Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are most commonly remembered for their featured dance number where at the end, they do a “double windmill” across the stage.
- Munkustrap – The show's de facto narrator. A black and silver tom who is storyteller and protector of the Jellicle tribe. He is thought to be second in command after Old Deuteronomy.
- Old Deuteronomy – The lovable patriarch of the Jellicle Tribe. He is very old and dignified.
- Rumpleteazer – Female half of a pair of notorious cat-burglars, with Mungojerrie.
- The Rum Tum Tugger – The ladies’ tom. His temperament ranges from clownish to serious, and often sexual depending on the production; however, he is always flirtatious, and usually portrayed as a feline equivalent of Mick Jagger or Elvis Presley, and recognisable by his wild mane.
- Skimbleshanks – The railway cat. An active orange tabby cat, who lives on the trains and acts as an unofficial chaperon to such an extent he is considered rather indispensable to the train and station employees.
- Victoria – A pure white kitten gifted in dancing. The “official” Jellicle Ball begins with her solo dance. She also does a Pas De Deux with Plato during the Jellicle Ball. She also is the second cat/kitten to accept Grizabella, but the first to touch her
Notable Minor Characters
- Admetus - a shy, ginger and white tom.
- Alonzo – A black and white tom cat in most productions. Sometimes considered the third in command after Munkustrap as he also fights Macavity.
- Bill Bailey – Bill Bailey is a london chorus kitten interchangeable with Tumblebrutus. He is a playful young kitten, often performing acrobatics as well as being a strong dancer. His costume is patchy browns on a white base, suggesting he is a Bi-colour tabby and white.
- Carbucketty – The name was one of T. S. Eliot’s ideas for cat names for a “knockabout cat.” Sometimes interchangeable with the character of Pouncival.
- Cassandra – A mysterious brown and cream Abyssinian queen, with a braided tail.
- Coricopat – Male twin to Tantomile. Coricopat and Tantomile are often portrayed as psychic cats, as they sense the presence of danger before it becomes apparent to the other characters.
- Electra and Etcetera – Tabby kittens who are fans of Rum Tum Tugger. Electra is dark and quieter, Etcetera is paler and hyperactive.
- Ghengis or Gilbert – The leader of the crew of Siamese cats who contribute to Growltiger’s demise. Usually played by the actor who portrays Mungojerrie, Tumblebrutus or Coricopat.
- George – A male chorus cat. In London productions Goerge played Rumpus Cat in the junkyard performance of “Pekes and Pollicles”. George was also featured as part of Growltiger’s “Raffish Crew”.
- Plato – Teenage male cat; the actor usually doubles as Macavity. He does a pas de deux with Victoria during the Jellicle Ball. Plato is somewhat interchangeable with Admetus.
- Pouncival – a playful, tom kitten sometimes interchangeable with Carbucketty and often first understudy to Mr. Mistoffelees
- Rumpus Cat – A spiky-haired cat with glowing red eyes, as mentioned in The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles, seen as a sort of superhero figure among the Jellicles. Does not appear in productions which omit the song The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles. Usually played by Alonzo or Admetus.
- Tumblebrutus – A playful young adult cat. Tumblebrutus is a brown and white tabby, characterized by a large, flame-like brown patch over his left eye. This energetic young tom is featured in many dance numbers and has many featured solos throughout the show. He is the Broadway version of Bill Bailey.
- Tantomile – Female twin of Coricopat. The name was created by T.S. Eliot for a “Witch’s Cat”.
- Victor – Victor is a London chorus cat. He is cream and brown tabby markings and few distinguishing features. He featured as one of Growltiger’s crew.