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Frank Thompson - Artistic Director, Betty Wivell Academy, London.

Cats History

London - 11/1991 - Admetus / Macavity

London - 05/1992 - Swing

London - 11/1992 - Swing

UK Tour - 07/1993 - Swing

UK Tour - 02/1994 - Swing

1998 Movie - 09/1997 - George / Rumpus Cat

Roles in Cats

Frank Thompson first played Admetus and Macavity in London. After many contracts as a swing, he was cast as the Rumpus Cat in the 1998 film. He was also in the ensemble as an unnamed chorus cat. Within the fandom, this chorus character is often named "Admetus", due to the film's now-defunct website www.catsvideo.com crediting him as "Admetus/Rumpus Cat".[1] However, Admetus is usually the alternate name for Plato, and this chorus cat bears no resemblance to him. The unnamed character is based on George, who is notable in the London production for playing Rumpus Cat, and having a relatively indistinct costume consisting of random, loose hatching. His only defining characteristics are the strong markings in his wig, one brown ear, one black ear, with white bangs between. Whether this was an error by the film's website or an intentional renaming of the character is unknown.

Credits

  • War and Peace - Coliseum
  • La Cava - Bromley & Piccadilly Theatre
  • The Pajama Game - Victoria Palace
  • Hey, Mr. Producer! - Lyceum
  • Cats - New London & UK Tour
  • Sunset Boulevard - Adelphi 

Choreograhic work includes:

  • No One in the World, A Chorus LIne, MGM and The Styne Way (all London Palladium)
  • The Ultimate Knees Up, Cinderella and Mother Goose (all Hackney Empire) 
  • The Fleet's In (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)- Carousel (Guildhall at the Barbican)
  • Resident Choreographer at the Miss Saigon School.
  • Resident Choreographer for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium)
  • Resident Children's Director on The Sound of Music
  • Resident Choreographer on the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Gallery

References

  1. CATS the Video Credits, www.catsvideo.com - via the Wayback Machine (1998). Note: The www.reallyuseful.com website also released a cast list for the video on March 12, 1998, where Frank Thompson is credited as "Admetus/Cover".
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