Playwright: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricists: T. S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn, Richard Stilgoe

Cats

  • About the Show

    Since Cats first opened on the West End stage in 1981, it has become one of the world’s best known and best loved musicals.

    With a plot based on T.S Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and award-winning music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Cats – originally directed by Trevor Nunn and with musical staging by Gillian Lynne – has since been presented in over 20 countries and in about 250 cities, including such diverse destinations as Buenos Aires, Seoul, Helsinki and Singapore.

    An all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular, the show has also been translated into 10 languages and has not only been presented in theatres, but also in tents in Japan and Korea, an engine shed in Switzerland, and school gymnasiums across the USA.

    Synopsis

    Casting Information

    Principals

    6 Women

    8 Men

    Ensemble

    Strong dancers and singers are recommended for the larger roles. Recommended minimum of 4 (1 Woman and 3 Men).

    Comments

    Some actors in Principal and Featured Roles are required to double in chorus roles.

    Characters

    Asparagus (Gus)

    Bombalurina

    Bustopher Jones

    Demeter

    Grizabella

    Griddlebone

    Growltiger

    Jellylorum

    Jennyanydots

    Mr. Mistoffelees

    Mungojerrie

    Munkustrap

    Old Deuteronomy

    Rumpleteazer

    The Rum Tum Tugger

    Skimbleshanks

    Other Characters(not in every production)

    Admetus
    Alonzo
    Bill Bailey
    Carbucketty
    Cassandra
    Electra
    Etcetera
    Exotica
    George
    Genghis or Gilbert
    Jemima
    Macavity
    Plato
    Pouncival
    Rumpus Cat
    Sillabub
    Tantomile
    Tumblebrutus
    Victor
    Victoria

    Production Material

      • Woodwind I (Flute, Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax)
      • Woodwind II (Bb Clarinet, Baritone Sax, Flute)
      • Woodwind III (Oboe, Cor Anglais)
      • Horn I
      • Horn II
      • Trumpet I (Bb Trumpet, Piccolo Trumpet)
      • Trumpet II (Bb Trumpet, Flugel Horn)
      • Trombone
      • Keyboard I (any acoustic or electric piano)
      • Keyboard II (programming is essential*)
      • Keyboard III (programming is essential*)
      • Percussion
      • Cello
      • Guitar (Electric, Acoustic)
      • Bass
      • Drums

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