'Cats' Musical Wiki

Following the Melbourne production, Cats went on a tour of Australia and New Zealand, running from February 1989 to January 1990. The production included the use of on-stage Swings, but without Coricopat and Tantomile as principal characters.

Production Specifics[]

Tour Dates[]

  • Festival Theatre, Adelaide - February 18, 1989 - April 29, 1989
  • His Majesty's Theatre, Perth - May 6, 1989 - July 29, 1989
  • Civic Centre, Newcastle - August 9, 1989 - August 26, 1989 
  • Lyric Theatre, Brisbane - September 2, 1989 - October 28, 1989
  • Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand - November 11, 1989 - January 12, 1990

Creative Team[]

  • Deputy Director / Deputy Choreographer: Jo-Anne Robinson
  • Musical Director: Guy Simpson
  • Orchestrations for this production: Stanley Lebowsky
  • Ballet Mistress: Leanne White
  • Dance Captain: Billy Burke
  • Vocal Coach: Anne Wood
  • Acrobatic Instructor: Lorry D'Ercole
  • Associate Designer: Mort Clark
  • Wardrobe Supervisor: Suzy Strout
  • Head of Wardrobe: Brian Misson
  • Head of Wigs: Lisa Nichols
  • Unitard Painting: Victoria Rowell
  • Wigs: Cheryl Newton Postiche and Three am Wigs - Annette Walker
  • Producers: Cameron Mackintosh, Really Useful Group, and Adelaide Festive Centre


February 1989
Character Performer
Alonzo / The Great Rumpus Cat Matthew Barclay
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Bernard Hull
Bombalurina Cat Lawrence
Cassandra Loreen Tacke
Coricopat (Swing)
Demeter Sharon Millerchip
Grizabella Bev Harrell
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Anne Wood (Vocal Coach)
Jennyanydots Susan Ann Walker
Mistoffelees Billy Burke (Dance Captain)
Mungojerrie Dario Gargiulo
Munkustrap Richard Pettyfer
Old Deuteronomy John Wood
/ Lee Lawrence - from 24/10/1989
Plato / Macavity Christopher Lamb
Pouncival Bradford Leeon
Rumpleteazer Deanne Burns
Rum Tum Tugger Michael O'Connor
/ Mark McAullay - from Perth leg
Sillabub Amanda Carnie
Skimbleshanks Trevor Green
Tantomile (Swing)
Tumblebrutus Stewart Crowley
Victoria Tia Propocz
Cats Chorus David Outtrim
Cats Chorus Donna Lizzio
Cats Chorus Heather Lee
Cats Chorus Michael Larsen-Disney
Swing "Carbucketty" Matthew Jackson
Swing "Coricopat" Warwick Yuen
Swing "Etcetera" Danielle Goullet
Swing "Etcetera" Makeely Louise Clarke
Swing "George" Justin McNamara
Swing "Tantomile" Carolyn Brown
Swing / Assistant to Miss Robinson Ian White
Swing / Ballet Mistress Leanne White