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The German Tent Tour of Cats toured 16 cities in four German speaking countries: Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Austria. Previews started in late December 2010 in Hamburg - the city where Cats had its German premiere in 1986. However while the show was still in rehearsal, there were also 3 private preview performances in Düsseldorf. The official premiere was at 6th January 2011 in Hamburg. The tour closed at 16th June 2013 in Graz, Austria.

Production Specifics

This was the first European production that didn't play in conventional theatres but used a tent that was specifically designed for Cats, like those used for Australian and World Tours, this time with the set NAP 19. After the tour was over, the tent was sold to a German circus. This tour was the first Cats played in Luxembourg.

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The production, score, design, etc. were based on the UK Tour III. Like all German productions since 2002, they had Electra in the cast. For the last 3 months, following a cast change, Electra was cut from the show, her parts were then sung by Tumblebrutus. For most of the run, the orchestra consisted of 7 musicians. Only in Hamburg and Vienna, they had 10 musicians in the band.

Alternate Electra costume

Most of the costumes were re-used from the UK Tour III and the Dutch Tour. Only a few of them were newly created. More costumes were built as the tour went on. During the entire run, Rumpus Cat lacked his flashing red glasses. The official explanation was that the glasses were damaged, but they were never repaired. During the first season, only the first cast Electra (Jo Lucy Rackham) wore an actual Electra costume, the covers wore altered chorus Grizabella costumes. However after the cast change the swings were provided with conventional Electra costumes.

Creative Team

  • Director/Choreographer: Chrissie Cartwright (after Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne)
  • Original Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
  • Assistant Associate Director: Marina Stevenson
  • Translation: Michael Kunze
  • Musical Supervisor: Daniel Bowling
  • Sound Designer: Greg Pink
  • Lighting Designer: Howard Eaton (after David Hersey)
  • Associate Scenic Designer: Alan Walker (after John Napier)
  • Make-up Designer: Karen Dawson
  • Supervisors: Jenny Dean (wigs), Maria Cave (make-up), Tracy Stiles (costumes)

Tour Dates

City, Country Start End
Hamburg, Germany 28 December 2010 5 March 2011
Berlin, Germany 11 March 2011 24 April 2011
Hannover, Germany 30 April 2011 22 May 2011
Mannheim, Germany 27 May 2011 13 June 2011
Luxembourg, Luxembourg 18 June 2011 10 July 2011
Mannheim, Germany 16 July 2011 24 July 2011
Zurich, Switzerland 8 September 2011 16 October 2011
Bielefeld, Germany 11 November 2011 4 December 2011
Oberhausen, Germany 10 December 2011 22 January 2012
Vienna, Austria 29 January 2012 1 July 2012
Cologne, Germany 22 September 2012 28 October 2012
Stuttgart, Germany 4 November 2012 9 December 2012
Nuremberg, Germany 15 December 2012 13 January 2013
Munich, Germany 19 January 2013 24 February 2013
Linz, Austria 2 March 2013 1 April 2013
Frankfurt, Germany 7 April 2013 9 May 2013
Graz, Austria 16 May 2013 16 June 2013

Cast

Dec 2010 - July 2011

Original Cast

Hamburg, Berlin, Hannover, Mannheim, Luxembourg, Mannheim.

Role Cast
28 Dec 2010 - 24 July 2011
Alonzo Matt Huet
Bombalurina Ines Hengl-Pirker (till June '11) Charlotte Gooch (from June '11)
Bustopher Jones / Asparagus / Growltiger Frank Logemann
Cassandra Elisabeth Hazel Bell
Coricopat John Baldoz
Demeter Cornelia Waibel
Electra Jo Lucy Rackham
Grizabella Masha Karell
Grizabella (alt.) Femke Soetenga (till beginning of Jul '11)
Gumbie Katze / Jenny Fleckenreich Ann Christin Elverum
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Barbara Tartaglia
Mr. Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson (till Jan '11; from Mar '11) Drew McOnie (Jan - Feb '11)
Mungojerrie Tommie Luyben
Munkustrap Jack Rebaldi (till Apr '11) Gido Schimanski (from Apr '11)
Old Deuteronomy Martin Berger
Plato / Macavity Jason Winter (till June '11)
Pouncival Andrés Pérez Lopez
Rum Tum Tugger Dominik Hees
Rumpleteazer Marleen de Vries
Sillabub Myrthes Monteiro
Skimbleshanks Paul Knights
Tantomile Isabela Silvova
Tumblebrutus Nils Haberstroh
Victoria Anique Bosch
Swing Adam Margilewski
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Eric Lee Johnson
Swing Shane Dickson
Swing Ross McDermott (from May '11)
Swing Dörte Niedermeier
Swing Emma Hunter
Swing Eva Maria Bender

September 2011 - July 2012

2nd cast

Zurich, Bielefeld, Oberhausen, Vienna

Role Cast
8 Sept 2011 - 1 July 2012
Alonzo Alex Frei
Bombalurina Birgit Breinschmid
Bustopher Jones / Asparagus / Growltiger Frank Logemann
Cassandra Elisabeth Hazel Bell
Coricopat John Baldoz
Demeter Cornelia Waibel (till May '12)
Electra Jo Lucy Rackham
Grizabella Masha Karell Anna Montanaro (Dec '11 - Jan '12) Masha Karell
Grizabella (alt.) Femke Soetenga (till Nov '11) Masha Karell (Dec '11 - Jan '12) Nazide Aylin (from Jan '12)
Gumbie Katze / Jenny Fleckenreich Eva Maria Bender
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Karen Selig
Mr. Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson
Mungojerrie Gavin Eden
Munkustrap David Arnsperger
Old Deuteronomy Pieter Tredoux
Old Deuteronomy (alt.) Martin Berger (Jan '12 - Jul '12)
Plato / Macavity Adamo Dias
Pouncival Jack Allen
Rum Tum Tugger Dominik Hees (till Feb '12) Arne Stephan (from Feb '12)
Rumpleteazer Marleen de Vries
Sillabub Theano Makariou
Skimbleshanks Paul Knights (till June '12)
Tantomile Jaymee Bellprat
Tumblebrutus Nils Haberstroh (till Feb '12) Daniel Therrien (from Feb '12)
Victoria Anique Bosch
Swing Adam Margilewski
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Eric Lee Johnson
Swing Ross McDermott
Swing Shane Dickson
Swing Pepe Muñoz (Feb '12 - Apr '12)
Swing Denise Jastraunig (till May '12) Roimata Templeton (from May '12)
Swing Dörte Niedermeier
Swing Veronika Enders
Swing Emma Hunter (til Apr '12) Bridie Rack (from May '12)
Swing Isabela Silvova (from June '12)

September 2012 - April 2013

3rd cast

Cologne, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Munich, Linz

Role Cast
23 Sept 2012 - 1 Apr 2013
Alonzo/Kater Rumpum Sam Murphy
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Yngve Gasoy Romdal
Bombalurina Schirin Kazemi Charlotte Gooch (stand-in)
Cassandra Jaymee Bellprat
Coricopat Christian de Varas
Demeter Maria Walter
Electra Jasmin Colangelo
Grizabella Masha Karell
Grizabella (alt.) Nazide Aylin
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Lillemor Spitzer
Jenny Fleckenreich Eva Maria Bender
Mr. Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson Jack Allen
Mungojerrie Gavin Eden
Munkustrap Robert D. Marx
Old Deuteronomy Pieter Tredoux
Plato / Macavity Csaba Farago
Pouncival Josh Andrews
Rumpleteazer Jo Lucy Rackham
Rum Tum Tugger Dominik Hees (till Dec '12) Nicky Wuchinger (from Jan '13)
Sillabub Theano Makariou
Skimbleshanks Thomas Klotz
Tantomile Minori Therrien
Tumblebrutus Daniel Therrien
Victoria Libby Watts
Swing Adam Lake
Swing Adam Margilewski
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Eric Lee Johnson
Swing Ross McDermott
Swing Shane Dickson
Swing Bridie Rack
Swing Elisabeth Hazel Bell
Swing Leah delos Santos
Swing Nicky Milford
Swing Veronika Enders

April 2013 - June 2013

4th cast

Frankfurt, Graz

Role Cast
April 2013 - June 2013
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Sam Murphy
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Yngve Gasoy Romdal
Bombalurina Schirin Kazemi
Cassandra Jaymee Bellprat
Coricopat Christian de Varas
Demeter Maria Walter
Grizabella Masha Karell (till May) Anna Montanaro (from May)
Grizabella (alt) Nazide Aylin
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Lillemor Spitzer
Jennyanydots Eva Maria Bender
Mr. Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson
Mungojerrie Gavin Eden
Munkustrap Robert D. Marx
Old Deuteronomy Pieter Tredoux
Plato / Macavity Csaba Farago
Pouncival Josh Andrews
Rumpleteazer Marleen de Vries
Rum Tum Tugger Nicky Wuchinger
Sillabub Jasmin Colangelo
Skimbleshanks Tommie Luyben
Tantomile Minori Therrien
Tumblebrutus Daniel Therrien
Victoria Libby Watts
Swing Adam Lake
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Eric Lee Johnson
Swing Ross McDermott
Swing Matt Huet
Swing Bridie Rack
Swing Elisabeth Hazel Bell
Swing Leah delos Santos
Swing Nicky Milford
Swing Veronika Enders
Swing LaSinga Koloamatangi

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