Bendigo Theatre Company

Presented by BTC Tribe Youth Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s acclaimed classic Cats has remained in the public eye since opening initially on the West End in 1981 and further flourishing into an 18-year Broadway run, countless touring productions, and most recently an all-star cinematic adaptation set to open in cinemas this December. The unconventional musical is inspired by T. S. Elliot’s 1939 poetry collection Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and follows a tribe of colourful characters on a journey of personal anecdotes, spiritual identity and ultimately rebirth. Cats is a sung-through show, forgoing conservative scenic structure and relying chiefly on choreography and orchestration to convey the emotional intensity of the story. Due to its conceptual and eclectic style, Cats is a somewhat polarising piece of theatre, garnering a strong cult following yet often referenced in jest or parody form in pop culture. TV shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and Glee have all paid homage, among many others. Over its long lifespan on stages around the world, Cats has undergone a multitude of changes involving entire songs, characters and lyrics. A fluidity of composition allows Cats to be continually updated in accordance with an evolving societal audience, securing its legacy as a prevailing theatrical experience with the atmosphere grandeur of a classic.
Theatre/Venue NameGirton Black Box
Venue address51 Wattle St, Bendigo VIC 3550
All performance dates and start times

Sunday 16 January, 1pm & 7pm
Monday 17 January, 7pm
Friday 21 January, 7pm
Saturday 22 January, 1pm & 7pm

Box office URLBooking Info
Box office phone number(03) 5434 6100
Creative Team

Production Manager – Kristen Beever/Kerry Turpie
Director – Denton Delmenico
Choreographer – Billy-Jo Royle
Associate Choreographer – Kira Walker
Associate Choreographer – Kelsey Oberin
Musical Director – Cally Bartlett
Vocal Director – Kristie Woodward
Stage Manager – Tayla Ham
Assistant Stage Manager – Andrew Dyer
Costume Coordinator – Lauren Mitchell
Properties Design and Construction – Kate Tinker and Steve Tinker
Set Design and Construction – Kate Tinker and Steve Tinker
Scenic Artist – Samantha Lempio-Franklin
Lighting Designer – Ian Scott
Marketing Coordinator – Julia Wellard
Production Photographer – David Field
Music and Vocal Assistant – Alexander Zegelin
Rehearsal Pianist – Karin Van Poppel

Cast List

Grizabella – Taylah Chisholm
Old Deuteronomy – Jakoby Appleby
Rum Tum Tugger – Abe Geyer
Munkustrap – Sonnie Rose
Jennyanydots – Lucy Kitching
Gus the Theatre Cat/Asparagus – Oliver Sexton
Mister Mistoffelees – Mason Bennett
Bustopher Jones/Victor – Jay Thomas
Mungojerrie – Elisha Field
Rumpleteaser – Erin Tinker
Skimbleshanks – Ava Rathbone
Bombalurina – Lily Johns-Hayden
Demeter – Jade Cuskelly
Sillabub – Indi Gilmore
Victoria – Estella Breen

Admetus – Halle Blake-Burrows
Luna – Amarlia Bourke
Etcetera – Gemma Chisholm
Carbuckety – Daniel Chisholm
Jellylorum – Erin Collins
Noilly Pratt – Ava Cossens
Squeeps – Isla May Devers
Nebula – Zoe Di Camillo
George – Liam Duivenvoorden
Gilbert – Bella Ellis
Daphne – Tilly Favoloro
Mirla – Ingrid Fisher
Cassandra – Milly Fletcher
Plato – Aleksia Franklin
Mittens – Tahlia Giffard
Clementine – Ella Honey
Tumblebrutus – Tom Marchant
Pouncival – Katie McGregor
Tantomile – Alice Mckellar
Calliope – Aymee Robinson
Socrates – Ella Russell
Coricopat – Claudia Scott
Bill Bailey – Liam Sheppard
Electra – Georgia Skinner
Exotica/Macavity – Jordan Thompson
Athena – Abbey Thompson
Alonzo – Blake Walden-Dickie
Grumbuskin – Eliza Wilkinson

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