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This page is for putting any headcanons (your own theories, not officially recognised) relating to the musical and the characters of Cats. Please remember that this is a fanon page. Feel free to add any headcanons you might have, but don't delete other people's ideas.

Where possible, please elaborate on the reasoning behind your headcanons and theories.

General

Jellicle Ball

  • The Ball takes place during a full moon ("The Jellicle moon is shining bright")
  • It takes place during the winter solstice (the opposite of summer solstice), hence why Act 2 was originally titled "Why Will the Summer Day Delay – When Will Time Flow Away?"

Pairings

See Category:Couples for fandom ships.

Admetus / Plato

Theories

  • Admetus is a ginger and white short-haired stray.
  • Plato is a tabby.
  • Admetus and Macavity are in some way linked, perhaps as relations, or a split personality Jekyll/Hyde.
  • Skimbleshanks is Victoria's father, and he arranged the pairing between Victoria and Plato. He did this because he wants only the best for his daughter, and Plato has always seemed like a respectful young tom, but little does he know, Plato is quite shallow...
  • Admetus/Plato is a Leo.

Relationships

  • Admetus: In productions where there is both Admetus and Plato, such as the movie, they might be siblings.
  • Asparagus: might be Admetus' father.
  • Bombalurina: might be mates.
  • Demeter: might be mates.
  • Etcetera: might be siblings or mates.
  • Jellylorum: might be Admetus' mother.
  • Macavity: might be Admetus' father, brother, or alter-ego.
  • Mistoffelees: might be his brother or adopted brother.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be his grandfather.
  • Plato: In productions where there is both Admetus and Plato, such as the movie, they might be siblings.
  • Pouncival: might be brothers.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be brothers.
  • Victoria: In some productions they dance the Mating Dance together. Might be mates, or his adopted sister. (See Platoria)

Alonzo

Theories

  • London-based Alonzo is a black and white spotted cat
  • Broadway-based Alonzo is a tabby alley cat.
  • Alonzo is possibly a black and white Turkish Van or a British shorthair due to the texture coloring of the coat.
  • To add on to this, in the film, when Alonzo saved Demeter from Macavity, his motive might have been his mother. Maybe his mother was in an abusive relationship, that's how he was born, and this is why Bustopher shuns him.
  • Alonzo is a Scorpio.
  • Alonzo may be acting tough to win over some of the queens.

Relationships

  • Asparagus: might be Alonzo's father.
  • Bombalurina: might be mates.
  • Bustopher Jones: might be Alonzo's father, uncle, or brother. Alonzo is Bustopher Jones' nephew, (hence the similar colorings) but because he's a scrappy alley cat, Bustopher doesn't want to acknowledge him as family.
  • Cassandra: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in UK-based productions. (See Alondra)
  • Demeter: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in Broadway-based productions. (See Demelonzo)
  • Electra: might be mates, or she might be his daughter.
  • Etcetera: might be mates.
  • Grizabella: might be Alonzo's mother.
  • Jellylorum: might be Alonzo's mother.
  • Jemima: might be Alonzo's mate or sister.
  • Macavity: might be Alonzo's brother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be Alonzo's brother, friend, or mate.
  • Munkustrap: might be Alonzo's brother, son, or mate. (See Alonzostrap)
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be Alonzo's father.
  • Pouncival: might be Alonzo's brother.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be Alonzo's brother, or mate. In the 2016 revival, he takes Mistoffelees' classic line, calling him a "Terrible bore" along with Munkustrap, and doesn't seem to fall for his charms.
  • Alonzo is the father of Sillabub and raised her with the help of Jennyanydots and Skimbleshanks.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be Alonzo's brother.
  • Victoria: might be Alonzo's mate or sister. In some productions they dance the Mating Dance together.

Asparagus / Gus

Theories

  • Asparagus is a long-haired sandy tabby.
  • In the film version, Asparagus is a separate character from Gus the Theatre Cat. Most fans consider them separate, Asparagus in the ensemble is much livelier and younger than Gus the Theatre Cat.
  • Asparagus is a Libra.

Relationships

Bill Bailey / Tumblebrutus

Theories

  • Bill Bailey is a tabby and white kitten, with patches of tabby stripes and spots on a white body.
  • Possibly a Burmese cat breed, or a scruffy short-haired alleycat.
  • Bill Bailey/Tumblebrutus is an Aries.
  • His owner may be a gymnast.
  • Tumblebrutus was among the names listed in the poem Growltiger's Last Stand by T.S. Eliot, as Growltiger's first mate in the Raffish Crew. Tumblebrutus is probably an ex-member of Macavity's crew or Growltiger's, though he is surprisingly young. In fact, the poem specifically says "his bosun, Tumblebrutus, he too had stol'n away" meaning that Tumblebrutus was missing the night Growltiger met his downfall, meaning that he probably was involved in betraying his boss.

Relationships

Bombalurina

Theories

  • Bombalurina is a bright Torbie and white - her ginger colour exaggerated onstage, but she has patches of black stripes over a bright ginger, and a white bib.
  • Bombalurina and Demeter are sisters, who both were involved in Macavity's gang. Macavity was in an abusive relationship with Demeter, leading to conflicting emotions for Bombalurina.
  • After Demeter left Macavity's gang, Bombalurina was the first cat to welcome her to the Jellicles. That's why she's so protective of her.
  • Grizabella is Bombalurina and Demeter's mother, and abandoned them to continue her glamorous lifestyle. She inherited her looks and confidence from her mother, and she understands her but resents her abandoning them.
  • Bombalurina is possibly a Somali cat breed.
  • Bombalurina is a Cancer or a Leo.
  • Bombalurina really was Dick Whittington's cat, and because of her heroics she was chosen to be reborn through the Heaviside Layer. She still remains proud of her past life.

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be mates.
  • Bustopher Jones: might be a close friend of his, might be a fan along with Jennyanydots and Jellylorum but not so much as she is a fan of Tugger.
  • Coricopat: may be her son with Macavity his father.
  • Demeter: There is much debate about the relationship between these two. There is speculation that they might be sisters, mother and daughter, mates, or close friends. Depending on the age of each cat in the production, Demeter may be seen as Bombalurina's mother or vice versa. (See Demelurina)
  • Electra: might be Bombalurina's cousin, younger sister, close friend, or daughter by Macavity or Alonzo (performer Suzie Melloy has shared this theory.)
  • Grizabella: might be Bombalurina's mother.
  • Gus: might be a relation of Gus the Theatre Cat.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Bombalurina's mother.
  • Macavity: There is debate about the relationship of these characters. Fans speculate that Macavity may be Bombalurina's father, brother, or mate. What is for sure is that Bombalurina knows a lot about Macavity, and is less afraid of him than Demeter is.
  • Mistoffelees: might be Bombalurina's son.
  • Munkustrap: might be mates.
  • Pouncival: might be mates. Pouncival is seen flirting with Bombalurina during the end of The Rum Tum Tugger number, in addition to being paired up during Victoria and Ademetus/Plato's section of the Pas De Deux. (In reference to the 1998 film)
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be mates or best friends. Bombalurina flirts with him during his solo, and they dance the pas de deux. (See Tuggerina)
  • Sillabub: might be Bombalurina's niece, daughter, or friend.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Bombalurina's father.
  • Victoria: might be Bombalurina's daughter.

Bustopher Jones

Theories

  • Bustopher Jones is a well-fed, plush black short-hair, with a white bib and white paws (his white "spats")
  • Bustopher Jones is possibly a British or Exotic Shorthair or an oversized Bombay cat breed.
  • Alonzo is Bustopher Jones' nephew, (hence the similar colorings) but because he's a scrappy alley cat, Bustopher doesn't want to acknowledge him as family.
  • To add on to this, in the film, when Alonzo saved Demeter from Macavity, his motive might have been his mother. Maybe his mother was in an abusive relationship, that's how he was born, and this is why Bustopher shuns him.
  • Mistoffelees is also Bustopher's nephew, but because he's a purebred tuxedo cat, and has been well educated and lives with a wealthy family, Bustopher takes great pride in being his uncle.
  • Bustopher and Grizabella have had a closet friendship since they were kittens. But, when Grizabella was kicked out of the tribe, she stopped talking to Bustopher because he was an important cat within the tribe. Grizabella lives in an alley not far from the Tomb. This is why Bustopher "looks full of gloom" whenever he's eaten there. It's because he misses the good times he and Grizabella had as kittens. It has nothing to do with the food; he actually loves cabbage, rice pudding, and mutton.
  • Bustopher Jones is a Sagittarius.
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • Bustopher Jones was a therapy animal in the military. This would explain why he loves food so much, and why he has such status among the Jellicles, and why Munkustrap salutes him.

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be his son, nephew, or brother, due to them having the same coat colours.
  • Grizabella: might be his kittenhood friend
  • Jellylorum: might be his mate.
  • Jennyanydots: might be his mate. She is shown to be a great admirer of him in his solo.
  • Mistoffelees: might be his son or nephew, due to them both being tuxedo cats.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be his nephew
  • Victoria: might be his daughter or his niece

Carbucketty / Pouncival

Theories

  • Carbucketty is a tabby and white kitten/teen.
  • Carbucketty and Bill Bailey (or Pouncival and Tumblebrutus) are best friends, and one is the youngest kitten in the tribe, the other is older. Which depends on the production.
  • Carbucketty/Pouncival is a Leo.

Relationships

  • Alonzo : might be be brothers.
  • Asparagus : might be Pouncival's father.
  • Bombalurina : might be mates. Pouncival is seen flirting with Bombalurina during the end of The Rum Tum Tugger number, in addition to being paired up during Victoria and Ademetus/Plato's section of the Pas De Deux. (In reference to the 1998 Film)
  • Electra : might be siblings or mates.
  • Etcetera : might be siblings or mates.
  • Jellylorum : might be Pouncival's mother.
  • Jemima : might be siblings or mates.
  • Jennyanydots : might be Pouncival's mother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be brothers or his adopted brother. They could also be mates as they are sometimes seen together during the Pas De Deux.
  • Old Deuteronomy : might be his father or uncle.
  • Skimbleshanks : might be Pouncival's father.
  • Tumblebrutus : might be siblings or mates. (See Tumblebucketty)
  • Victoria: might be siblings or his adopted sister.

Cassandra

Theories

  • Cassandra is some form of exotic breed, possibly Abysinnian, Siamese, Havana Brown, or Burmese.
  • Cassandra is a Capricorn.
  • Cassandra was never meant to be a Jellicle, since her parents were carefully bred exotic cats who didn’t want their daughter on the streets to mate with any motley breed, so she was spayed. But Cassandra was enticed by the carefree Jellicle life, and escaped her home to join the tribe.
  • She really was there when the pharoahs commissioned the Sphinx.

Relationships

Coricopat

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Theories

  • Coricopat and Tantomile are strongly marked Tabby and white. He has less white on his bib than Tantomile. They are almost identical.
  • Coricopat and Tantomile are possibly of the Abysinnian, Burmese, or Somali cat breed.
  • Given that the psychic twins display magical abilities, this suggests they might be related to the other magical cats - Mistoffelees, Macavity, and Jemima.
  • Coricopat is a Gemini.

Relationships

Demeter

Theories

  • Demeter is a Torbie and white - her costume design is stylised but shows black stripes and patches over a golden ginger base, with a white bib.
  • Demeter was once lured into Macavity's world, kept away from her tribe. She was manipulated and abused, her ears torn. During this time, she often saw Grizabella walking the streets, a shambles. On the night of the Jellicle Ball, Demeter escapes from Macavity's lair and heads for the junkyard where she knows the others will meet. We see her arrival at the top of the show when she is revealed by the headlights of a passing car. Thoughout the show, she is very alert and warns of Macavity. She knows he will return for her.
  • Bombalurina and Demeter are sisters, who both were involved in Macavity's gang. Macavity was in an abusive relationship with Demeter.
  • Grizabella is Bombalurina and Demeter's mother, and abandoned them to continue her glamorous lifestyle. Demeter has a lot of empathy for Grizabella, but lacks the confidence to displease Bombalurina by reaching out to her.
  • After Demeter left Macavity's gang but before she joined the Jellicles, she met Grizzabella. They helped each other out while they were living on the streets, but Demeter left her behind after she met Bombalurina and was welcomed into the Jellicles. That's why she knows so much about her during Grizzabella the Glamour Cat, and why she wants to reach out to her but doesn't; she's scared of loosing her place with the Jellicles.
  • Demeter is possibly a Somali, Turkish Angora, or mixed cat breed.
  • Demeter is a Cancer. 

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in Broadway-based productions. (See Demelonzo)
  • Bombalurina: There is much debate about the relationship between these two. There is speculation that they might be sisters, mother and daughter, mates, or close friends. Depending on the age of each cat in the production, Demeter may be seen as Bombalurina's mother or vice versa. (See Demelurina)
  • Coricopat: might be mates
  • Electra: might be cousins or close friends.
  • Electra: might be mother of Electra, by Munkustrap.
  • Grizabella: might be Demeter's mother.
  • Jellylorum: might be Demeter's mother.
  • Jemima: might be Demeter's daughter, or adoptive daughter, possibly by Macavity. might be sisters or just good friends.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Demeter's mother, or aunt.
  • Macavity: Macavity has an abusive past with Demeter, which is, according to a list of Matinee Lines he tells her "I'll be back for you!" as he takes off with Old Deuteronomy kidnapped. Macavity could also be her brother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be mother of Mistoffelees, by Macavity
  • Munkustrap: might be mates. This is indicated onstage in UK-based productions. (See Demestrap)
  • Rumpleteazer: might be good friends.
  • Skimbleshanks : might be Demeter's father.
  • Victoria: might be Victoria's mother, by Macavity.

Electra

Theories

  • Electra is a dark Torbie without white patches.
  • Electra is possibly an Ocicat, a Somali, or a short-haired scruffy mog.
  • Electra is a Virgo. 
  • Electra may actually be the only Jellicle kitten to have a relatively normal childhood

Relationships

  • Electra, Etcetera, and Jemima are sisters, and their parents are Skimbleshanks and Jennyanydots.
  • Alonzo: might be Electra's father
  • Bombalurina: might be Electra's mother, cousin, or close friend.
  • Coricopat: might be Electra's mate Or may have adopted her.
  • Demeter: might be Electra's mother, cousin, or close friend.
  • Etcetera: might be sisters, adoptive sisters, might be Electra's daughter or friends.
  • Grizabella: might be Electra's mother.
  • Jellylorum: might be Electra's mother.
  • Jemima: might be sisters, friends, adoptive sisters, or cousins.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Electra's mother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be mates as they are seen in some productions during the Pas De Deux.
  • Munkustrap: might be her brother.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be Electra's father.
  • Pouncival: might be siblings, or mates.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be siblings.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Electra's father.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be siblings, or mates.
  • Victoria: might be sisters or adoptive sisters.

Etcetera

Theories

  • Etcetera is a dilute Tabby and White. Possibly a very light colored bengal or mixed breed.
  • Etcetera is a Taurus.
  • Etcetera has ADHD or isn't neurotypical. The way her movements while fangirling over Tugger is very reminiscent of stimming.
  • Etcetera is one of Grizabella's many bastard children as a results of her promiscuity. Grizabella viewed the young neurodivergent kitten as worthless, and didn't bother to give her a name. Therefore the kitten was dropped in the gutter nameless, and was picked up by the other Jellicles. Because Grizabella thought of her as just something to put at the end of a list, she gave herself the name of "Etcetera"

Relationships

Exotica

Theories

  • Exotica may be Abysinnian, like Cassandra, or Siamese, Havana Brown, or Sokoke cat breed as she is later seen having a tabby gray coloring.
  • Exotica is a house cat who is not allowed outside, she is only seen in the junkyard when she escapes.
  • Exotica is a Sagittarius.
  • Exotica may be an agent of Macavity, due to being persuaded by a great reward he'd provide her.
  • Some fans refer to her as Hathor

Relationships

George

Theories

  • George is a Tabby and white.
  • George is sometimes mistaken for Bill Bailey/Tumblebrutus, but he typically has patches on both eyes not just one.
  • George is an Aquarius.
  • George is shy.

Relationships

  • Asparagus: Asparagus might be George's father or uncle due to having similar coloration.
  • Bill Bailey: might be brothers, or good friends.
  • Jellylorum: she might be his mother or aunt.
  • Rumpleteazer: he might have a crush on her.
  • Tantomile: might good friends or have a crush on her.
  • Victor: might be brothers, or good friends.

Gilbert

Relationships

  • Grumbuskin: might be friends from the same martial arts sect or might be enemies from rival sects, given that they both specialise in East Asian martial arts

Griddlebone

Theories

  • Griddlebone is an agent of Macavity's - she was sent to distract Growltiger to allow the Siamese to get close enough to attack. This is why she escapes with ease.
  • She may be entirely mythical, and never have existed.
  • Griddlebone is possibly an all-white Turkish Van, Persian, or British longhair.
  • Griddlebone is a Pisces.

Relationships

  • Griddlebone, Grizabella, Jellylorum, and Jennyanydots are sisters from two separate litters. Griddlebone and Grizabella were very close growing up and their favorite past time was bullying Jennyanydots.
  • Grizabella: might be sisters.
  • Growltiger: They are always portrayed as lovers, but this may not be sincere on her part.
  • Jellylorum: might be sisters.
  • Jennyanydots: might be sisters.
  • Macavity: might be mates. She is described as an agent of his.
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer are Griddlebone’s children by Growltiger, but once the job was done and Growltiger was dead Griddlebone had no obligation to the kittens and left them on the streets. By luck Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer managed to avoid Macavity’s influence, and were adopted by Jennyanydots

Grizabella

Theories

  • Grizabella is a sandy tabby.
  • Babygriz, that we see in the ensemble at the start of the show, is actually Grizabella re-born from the Heaviside layer as an innocent, joyful kitten. She doesn't remember her past but she treasures her youth and beauty. What happens after the end of the show is actually shown in the beginning.
  • Grizabella and Bustopher have had a closet friendship since they were kittens. But, when Grizabella was kicked out of the tribe, she stopped talking to Bustopher because he was an important cat within the tribe. Grizabella lives in an alley not far from the Tomb. This is why Bustopher "looks full of gloom" whenever he's eaten there. It's because he misses the good times he and Grizabella had as kittens. It has nothing to do with the food; he actually loves cabbage, rice pudding, and mutton.
  • Grizabella is possibly a Sokoke, a Nebelung or a Laperm cat breed.
  • Grizabella is an Aries.
  • Grizabella may have worked for Macavity at some point which led her to get exiled from the tribe.
  • Grizabella was a prostitute and a traveling glamour star, so wanton and proud that even Bombalurina is ashamed, hence the horrified disbelief in her voice when she sings of Grizabella's haunts
  • Grizabella left to chase fame but after receiving an eye injury that left her scarred she couldn't get any roles and became depressed which led to her neglecting taking care of herself.



Relationships

  • Grizabella gave up her kitten Victoria to the tribe, knowing that she couldn't take care of her. Grizabella comes to the jellicle ball for a chance to see her daughter and to be accepted again.
  • Griddlebone, Grizabella, Jellylorum, and Jennyanydots are sisters from two separate litters. Griddlebone and Grizabella were very close growing up and their favorite past time was bullying Jennyanydots.
  • Grizabella is Gus daughter, he taught her all the methods of theater which she used along with her beauty to become the famous Glamour cat, but she became too ambitious and she left the tribe to gain fame and fortune.
  • Bombalurina: might be Grizabella's daughter.
  • Bustopher Jones: might be her kittenhood friend
  • Cassandra: might be her daughter.
  • Demeter: might be Grizabella's daughter.
  • Electra: might be Grizabella's daughter.
  • Griddlebone: might be sisters.
  • Gus: Might be her father.
  • Jellylorum: might be sisters.
  • Jemima: might be Grizabella's daughter or granddaughter.
  • Jennyanydots: might be sisters.
  • Macavity: might be Macavity's mother.
  • Munkustrap: might be Munkustrap's mother.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might have been mates. (See Deuteronobella)
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be Rum Tum Tugger's mother or older sibling.
  • Victoria: might be Grizabella's daughter or else her mother when Grizabella is reborn from the Heaviside Layer as Babygriz

Growltiger

Theories

  • Growltiger might have existed, or he might be a mythical character.
  • Growltiger is a Leo.

Relationships

  • Griddlebone: might be lovers, she might be a decoy to distract him.
  • Mungojerrie: might his son through Griddlebone
  • Rumpleteazer: might be his daughter through Griddlebone
  • Victoria: might be his daughter through Griddlebone.

Grumbuskin

Relationships

  • Gilbert: might be friends from the same martial arts sect or might be enemies from rival sects, given that they both specialise in East Asian martial arts

Jellylorum

Theories

  • Jellylorum is a dilute tabby and white.
  • Jellylorum is a Taurus.
  • Jellylorum's human owner is T S Eliot (in real life, the character is named after the poet's cat)
  • Jellylorum doesn't dance like the other cats because Grizabella lured her into oncoming traffic as a kitten. She's been naturally turned-in ever since.

Relationships

Jemima / Sillabub

Theories

  • Jemima is a Tortie and white.
  • Jemima, Demeter, Bombalurina and Tugger all live with the same humans who like to put spiked collars on their cats to help protect them. Bombalurina, Demeter and Jemima are related but Tugger is not. They also are some of the few cats at the Jellicle Ball who are not strays.
  • Jemima is possibly a Turkish Angora, Somali, or a mixed breed.
  • Jemima is a Libra.
  • Jemima has a special connection to the moon, or the Heaviside Lair.
  • Jemima is a Pisces
  • Jemima's alternate name, Sillabub, comes from another name for the Devil, Beelzebub. This was the name that her father Macavity gave her. But when Bombalurina and Demeter fled they took the wide-eyed kitten with them to the Jellicles, where her mother Demeter gave her the name "Jemima"

Relationships

  • Jemima and Electra are related to Skimbleshanks, Possibly their father.
  • Electra, Etcetera, and Jemima are sisters and their parents are Skimbleshanks and Jennyanydots.
  • Jemima is Macavity and Demeter's daughter, but she's adopted by Demeter and Munkustrap
  • Jemima, Victoria, Electra and Ectetera are Best Friends
  • Jemima is the youngest in the tribe
  • Jemima and Mistofeeles are mates
  • Alonzo: might be mates or siblings, as they are flirting at the Ball.
  • Bombalurina: might be Jemima's mother, sister, aunt or friend because of the similar markings.
  • Coricopat: might be Jemima's mate or brother
  • Demeter: might be Jemima's mother, sister, aunt or friend because of their interactions and colors.
  • Electra: might be sisters or close friends.
  • Etcetera: might be close friends.
  • Grizabella: might be her mother or grandmother, as Jemima is the first to reach out to her and to empathize with her.
  • Jellylorum: might be Jemima's mother.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Jemima's mother or grandmother.
  • Macavity: might be Jemima's father due to Macavity's history with Demeter, and inherited psychic powers.
  • Mistoffelees: might be siblings, mates or close friends. (See Jemistoffelees)
  • Munkustrap: might be Jemima's father. might be mates due to the sweet interactions or similar markings.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be her father or grandfather, seeing that she has a connection with him and he chooses her to understand the meaning of "Moments of Happiness".
  • Pouncival: might be siblings or mates, as they are often seen together.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be siblings or mates, or he is her uncle. Tugger is seen interacting with her throughout, seeming to single her out from the other kittens.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Jemima's father or grandfather, as he is seen pulling Jemima back from Grizabella, holding her.
  • Tantomile:might be her sister.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be siblings or mates, as they are seen together during the Pas de Deux.
  • Victoria: Might be close friends or siblings, as they are often together.
  • Jemima possibly has a strong connection of magic because of her father, Macavity, and her grandfather, Old Deuteronomy, both very magical cats

Jennyanydots

Theories

  • Jennyanydots is specified as a Tabby - "Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots"
  • Jennyanydots is possibly an Ocicat or a Scottish Fold.
  • Jennyanydots is a Gemini.
  • Jennyanydots belongs to a Landlord.
  • Jennyanydots lives in a mansion, and uses her home as a safe place for orphan cats like Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer.

Relationships

Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer were adopted by Jennyanydots after being abandoned by their mother Griddlebone

Macavity

Theories

  • Macavity is specified as "...a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin"
  • Canon direction says that Demeter and Macavity have a history together, hence why she assumes every threat is him. Macavity is often assumed to have been her abusive partner. Perhaps Jemima is even their child.
  • Given that Macavity has magical abilities such as levitation and teleportation, this has led to the theory he might be related to the other magical cats, Mistoffelees, Coricopat, Tantomile and Jemima.
  • Macavity is a Taurus.
  • Macavity may had been kicked out of the Jellicles which made him angry and took a turn for the worst.

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be rivals for Demeter
  • Bombalurina: might be Macavity's daughter with Demeter. might have been lovers. Bombalurina is shown to have a slightly different opinion than Demeter, she finds Macavity more attractive, and less frightening.
  • Coricopat: might be Macavity's son
  • Demeter: They have an abusive history, in the Matinee Lines while kidnapping Old Deuteronomy, Macavity says "I'll be back for you!" to Demeter. Demeter is petrified of Macavity, and assumes and startling noise is his return.
  • Jemima: May be his daughter with Demeter.
  • Mistoffelees: might be Macavity's son or brother, due to them both having magical abilities.
  • Munkustrap: might be brothers. might be rivals for Demeter.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be Macavity's father, or Grandfather.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be brothers.
  • Tantomile: might be his daughter.

Mistoffelees

Theories

  • Mistoffelees is described as "black from his ears to the tip of his tail", however we see him onstage as a Black and White/Tuxedo cat. Fans use either version of his appearance.
  • If he is all black, he might be a Bombay or an all- black Turkish Angora cat breed or a mixed breed cat.
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • Mistoffelees is a Leo or Gemini, this seems plausible since the difference between Mistoffelees during a majority of the show is much different from his flashy, song counterpart.
  • Possibly gay or a drag queen
  • May be on the autisim spectrum. Mistoffelees was mute for many productions making him "non-verbal" which is a symptom for a few people on the autism spectrum.
  • Mistoffelees is actually younger than most people think, as the canon description says. He is said to be the same age or slightly older than Victoria, which is old enough to have not one, but two girlfriends (Victoria and Cassandra), and a boyfriend (The Rum Tum Tugger), which would make Mistoffelees a child prodigy

Relationships

  • Alonzo: Might be friends, brothers, or mates.
  • Bombalurina: might be his mother or rivals for Tugger's affections.
  • Bustopher Jones: might be Mistoffelees' uncle, close friend or father, due to them both being tuxedo cats as well as Mistoffelees' excitement during Bustopher's song.
  • Carbucketty: might be brothers, or mates as they are sometimes seen together during the Pas De Deux.
  • Cassandra: might be mates.
  • Coricopat: might be good friends
  • Electra: might be mates.
  • Etcetera: might be cousins.
  • Jemima: might be mates or close friends. (See Jemistoffelees)
  • Jennyanydots: might be his mother by Bustopher Jones
  • Macavity: might be Mistoffelees' father, given that they both have magical abilities.
  • Munkustrap: might be his uncle, brother, friend, or mate. (See Munkoffelees)
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be Mistoffelees' grandfather or father.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be his father, uncle, brother, or mate. They have an unusual relationship, Misto is the only younger cat to not be impressed with Tugger's antics, yet Tugger is in awe of Misto's abilities and sings his solo. (See Tuggoffelees)
  • Rumpleteazer: might be Mistoffelees' mate or close friend.
  • Victoria: might be be mates, siblings, or just close friends. (See Mistoria)

Mungojerrie

Theories

  • Mungojerrie is a Tabby and white, very similar in appearance to Rumpleteazer. Possibly a Bengal or toyger cat.
  • He and Rumpleteazer may have had connections with Macavity at some point, given their personalities and interactions with him onstage.
  • Mungojerrie is a Virgo.
  • Mungojerrie being a agent for Macavity is unknown to most of the cats in the junkyard.
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • Mungojerrie is a double agent for Macavity. This is why the tribe still welcomes him and Rumpleteazer around.

Relationships

Munkustrap

Theories

  • Munkustrap is a short-haired Silver Tabby.
  • Munkustrap and Tugger are confirmed as Old Deuteronomy's sons in some UK-based productions.
  • There is a further theory that Macavity is also their brother, and his estrangement and anger is the cause of him kidnapping his father.
  • Munkustrap is possibly an Egyptian Mau or a Turkish Angora cat breed.
  • Munkustrap is a Capricorn.
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • Munkustrap is part Maine Coon.

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be Munkustrap's brother, best friend, or mate. (See Alonzostrap)
  • Bombalurina: might be mates or siblings through Jennyannydots
  • Cassandra: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in some Broadway-based productions.
  • Demeter: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in UK-based productions. (See Demestrap)
  • Electra: might be Munkustrap's daughter by Demeter.
  • Grizabella: might be Munkustrap's mother or Munkustrap's sister in newer productions.
  • Jemima: might be Munkustrap's daughter, adopted daughter, or mate.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Munkustrap's mate; they are clearly very fond of each other in her song. Might also be Mother or Aunt.
  • Macavity: might be Munkustrap's brother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be his son by Demeter, his nephew, his brother or his mate. (See Munkoffelees)
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Old Deuteronomy is Munkustrap's father.
  • Plato: might be Munkustraps' nephew.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: confirmed in UK productions that Rum Tum Tugger is Munkustrap's brother.
  • Rumpleteazer: might be mates.
  • Victoria: might be Munkustrap's daughter by Demeter.

Murad

Theories

  • Comes from the cat equivalent of a royal family, given that T S Eliot originally envisioned him as a cat with blue blood.

Noilly Prat

Theories

  • She is named after a brand of wine and so maybe her owners are winemakers.

Old Deuteronomy

Theories

  • Old Deuteronomy is a long-haired silver tabby. Possibly a Nebelung, Main Coon, Norwegian Forest, or a Turkish Angora cat breed.
  • Old Deuteronomy has had many wives, and consequently many children. It is suggested most of the tribe are related to him in one way or another.
  • It is confirmed in some UK productions that Old Deuteronomy is father to both Munkustrap and Rum Tum Tugger
  • Fans speculate further that Macavity is also their brother, and it is his estranged son who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy.
  • Old Deuteronomy is an Aquarius. 
  • Old Deuteronomy is a Maine Coon.
  • Od Deuteronomy came to be the leader of the cats by murdering the previous leader, thus asserting their dominance over the other cats.
  • Old Deuteronomy is reborn again and again throughout the centuries, like the Avatar. Therefore he has seen more of the Heaviside Layer than any other Jellicle

Relationships

Olivia

Relationships

  • Jemima (chorus version): might be sisters given how similar they look

Rum Tum Tugger

Theories

  • Rum Tum Tugger is a long-haired dark tabby, possibly with Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest, or Turkish Angora cat genetics.
  • It is confirmed in some UK-based productions that Munkustrap and Tugger are Old Deuteronomy's sons.
  • There is speculation among both actors and fans of the 2016 Broadway revival that there is some sort of rocky relationship between Tugger and Skimbleshanks, often one that changes every night (heated enemies, good friends, lovers...)
  • Rum Tum Tugger is a Libra or Leo.
  • Possibly Bisexual

Relationships

  • Alonzo: might be brothers or mates. In the 2016 revival, Alonzo takes Mistoffelees' classic line, calling him a "Terrible bore" along with Munkustrap, and doesn't seem to fall for his charms.
  • Bombalurina: might be mates or best friends. (See Tuggerina)
  • Coricopat: might be cousins or his nephew
  • Demeter: Might be friends but Demeter has little patience for Tugger's antics.
  • Etcetera: might be mates, or Etcetera's idol.
  • Exotica: might be mates.
  • Jemima: might be mates, or siblings or uncle.
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Rum Tum Tugger is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Macavity: might be brothers.
  • Mistoffelees: might be related or mates. They have an unusual relationship, Misto is the only younger cat to not be impressed with Tugger's antics, yet Tugger is in awe of Misto's abilities and sings his solo. (See Tuggoffelees)
  • Munkustrap: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger and Munkustrap are brothers.
  • Tantomile: Tantomile is attracted to Rum Tum Tugger, might be cousins or his niece
  • Victoria : might be siblings, a niece, or a fan.

Rum Tum Tugger (Street Cat)

Theories

  • Street Cat Tugger is a bright golden tabby.
  • Street Cat Tugger is actually Rockstar Tugger's wayward son.

Relationships

  • Demeter: might be mates, more so than Rockstar Tugger
  • Mungojerrie: close friends, very similar personalities.
  • Munkustrap: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger and Munkustrap are brothers.
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Rumpleteazer: might be mates.

Rumpleteazer

Theories

  • Rumpleteazer is a tabby and white. Possibly a Bengal or toyger cat.
  • She and Mungojerrie may have had connections with Macavity at some point, given their personalities and interactions with him onstage.
  • Rumpleteazer is a Virgo. 
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • Rumpleteazer is a callico tabby.

Relationships

  • Rumpleteazer is the daughter of Griddlebone and Growltiger.
  • Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer are twins except Rumpleteazer is older by 5 minutes.
  • Coricopat: might be mates.
  • Demeter: might be mates, or friends.
  • Griddlebone: might be Rumpleteazer's mother.
  • Growltiger: might be Rumpleteazer's father.
  • Jellylorum: might be Rumpleteazer's mother.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Rumpleteazer's mother or adopted mother
  • Macavity: might be Rumpleteazer's father.
  • Mistoffelees: might be mates, or close friends.
  • Mungojerrie: might be Rumpleteazer's twin, brother, or mate.
  • Munkustrap: Some fans think they are mates.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be siblings, a fan, or mates.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Rumpleteazer's father.
  • Victoria: Might be friends or mates, as the two are often seen together in the 1998 film, as well as their flirtatious interactions in the 2019 film. (See Victeazer)

Skimbleshanks

Theories

  • Skimbleshanks is a ginger cat, with "Glass green eyes" and a "Long brown tail".
  • Skimbleshanks is possibly a Scottish Straight cat breed, due to his accent
  • There is speculation among both actors and fans of the 2016 Broadway revival that there is some sort of rocky relationship between Skimbleshanks and Tugger, often one that changes every night (heated enemies, good friends, lovers...)
  • Skimbleshanks is a Taurus. 
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • The entire tribe adopted him as an uncle. No matter who you are, he’s your uncle.
  • He could be part of the "Starlight Express" universe since he's a railway cat.

Relationships

Tantomile

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Theories

  • Given that the psychic twins display magical abilities, this suggests they might be related to the other magical cats - Mistoffelees, Macavity, and Jemima.
  • Tantomile and Coricopat are possibly an Abysinnian, a Burmese, or a Somali cat breed.
  • Tantomile is a Gemini.

Relationships

Victor

Theories

  • Victor is a dark tabby.
  • Victor is tall and appears adult, but acts like a kitten.
  • Victor is a Leo.

Relationships

Victoria

Theories

  • Some fans think she might be deaf/mute, because in real life, solid white cats are often deaf. She also doesn't sing.
  • Victoria is possibly a Burmilla cat breed despite that the breed consists of an all white or light color with minimum color markings or an all-white Turkish Angora.
  • Victoria is a Aquarius.
  • Victoria is not truly a stray, she only manages to leave her owner's home at night to meet with the Jellicles, explaining how she keeps herself so well-groomed and her sparkly pink collar.
  • Victoria is the same age as Jemima, but the more mature of the two.
  • Munkustrap, Bustopher Jones, Skimbleshanks, Mistoffelees, Victoria, Mungojerrie, and Rumpleteazer are the only members of the tribe to have wealthy owners.
  • A few have suggested that perhaps Victoria is designated to birth the reincarnation of whichever cat goes to the heavyside. This could be implied through her coming of age, solo dance, the mating dance, and her acceptance of Grizabella.
  • Victoria is deaf, but not mute because she sing her line in Jellicle songs "familiar with candles" with Jennyanydots.
  • Victoria is the daughter of Grizabella and was given to the tribe not long after she was born. Victoria knows this and yet forgives Grizabella.
  • Victoria once had a wealthy owner, but when they tried to sell her she got lost in the street. As a deaf kitten, she wouldn't have survived long if it weren't for Munkustrap.

Relationships

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