Warrnambool Theatre Company

Presented by Holiday Actors & Warnambool Theatre Company. CATS is a contemporary opera-like musical composed written by Andrew Lloyd-Weber in 1980, based on the 1939 poetry collection ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot. A tribe of Jellicle cats come together under the Jellicle moon once a year to pick one cat to be reborn to a new life and ascend to the Heaviside Layer. Each cat tells their story and gives their best pitch as to why they should be chosen. It becomes obvious that a number of the cats don’t need to be reborn, others don’t deserve it, and still, some haven’t given their pitches much thought. Throughout the musical, all of the good cats participate in the Jellicle Ball and are welcomed, except for one; Grizabella is shunned by the tribe because of her shabby appearance and age. Throughout the show, Grizabella tries to be accepted and finally succeeds at the end of the show. At its core, CATS is about accepting one another despite our difference and appearances. CATS features elaborate movement, song and dance. Storytelling through dance is an integral part of CATS, making it a unique theatre experience.
Theatre/Venue NameLighthouse Theatre
Venue address185 Timor St, Warrnambool VIC 3280
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Box office phone number(03) 5559 4999
Creative Team

Directors – Anne and Geoff De Manser
Vocal Director – Elana Agnew
Musical Director – Dean Mulholland
Choreographer – Nicky McKenzie
Producers – Heather Goddard & Lyle Russell

Cast List

Munkustrap – Tyler Hess
Grizabella – Maja Pearson
Jellylorum – Ali McLaren
Griddlebone – Jane Duffy
Demeter – Vanessa Parkinson
Bombalurina – Kaitlyn Gust
Skimbleshanks/Plato – Elliot Cooper
Growltiger – Paul Venzo
Asparagus/Gus – Hugh Blemings
Run Tum Tugger – Taine De Manser
Jennyanydots – Emmalee Bell
Mungojerrie – Zoe Borthwick
Rumpleteaser – Tazmyn Reuel
Bustopher Jones – Edward Ezzy
Deuteronomy – Warren Easley
Jemima – Arwen Bounds
Victoria – Nicky McKenzie
Mistress Mistofelees – Laura McKenzie

TBC – Macavity
Quaxo – Joel Barker
Coricopat – Ali McKenzie
Tantomile – Iesha Kenna
Alonzo – Tom Partridge
Electra – Emma Miller
Cassandra – Amy Hughes
Carbuckety – Zoee Boyden
Etcetera – Isabella Condon
Security – Ross McCorkell
Bill Bailey – Dave Clift
Rumpus Cat – TBC
Victor – Josiah Agnew

Featured dancers: Megan Fish, April-Lee Stutchbury, Paris Barker, and Emma Jackson

Ensemble: Annemaree Stonehouse, Sally Partridge, Luke Bartlett, Akira Fish-Laird, Wrae Kitto, Caitlin Laird, and Jermaine Ferguson

Kittens: Lillias McKellar, Livi Henakaralalage, Sarah Condon, Zoran Hunter, Layla Kermond, and Megan Wendt

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