Griddlebone is a featured character in the musical Cats. She appears in the poem Growltiger's Last Stand. She (possibly inadvertently) leads to the demise of her suitor, the dreaded Growltiger, at the hands of a gang of Siamese cats. 

The Broadway Revival and the filmed version both cut the scene that features Griddlebone. However, the Cats Movie 2019  will feature Griddlebone.


Griddlebone seems to be portrayed as a vain character, a pastiche of an Operatic Soprano, fighting the Tenor for the spotlight. It is hinted at in the song "Macavity" that she might be a villain. She is one of the cats whose wicked deeds are widely known as an alleged agent for the cat who controls the operations, "The Napoleon of Crime," Macavity


Jellylorum/Griddlebone 20-50 Female-The “Opera Cat”. Wide range soprano, low G# to High C. dance a plus, but not necessary. Must move well. Age range 20’s-40’s

Vocal: Strong classically trained operatic Soprano capable of a wide range of dramatic timbre, including preferably a good belt voice. Comfortable range to high C.

Generally Griddlebone is usually played by Jellylorum, to compliment her singing "Gus" with Asparagus, who plays Growltiger. In some productions, particularly those based on the Vienna Production, she's played by the actress that plays Jennyanydots. This removes the quick costume changes.
Griddlebone Design 1

Japan Production

In the Japanese production, Griddlebone is portrayed as an outright villain who intentionally leads Growltiger to his death.


Griddlebone is a white, fluffy Persian queen.  She wears a comically exaggerated costume, a cinched corset bodice with so much fluff on her legs it gives the illusion of her wearing bloomers.  This suggests she is meeting Growltiger while wearing underwear, therefore portraying her as a rather risqué character.  Practically, it is a single piece suit that Jellylorum wears over her normal costume with a matching hat over her wig.




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