'Cats' Musical Wiki

Cats Credits[]

London - 06/1994 - Swing

London - 11/1994 - Swing

London - 10/1995 - 04/1996 - Jemima (cover Victoria, Demeter)

Played Jellylorum in the 2019 Kilworth House regional production of Cats.


April 1994[]

Helen Anker (swing) started her musical career at the age of nine, playing the part of Louisa in the West End production of "The Sound of Music". She trained at the Royal Ballet School for five years then furthered her training on a musical theatre course at the Doreen Bird College, graduating in 1991. Helen comes straight to "Cats" having been an original company member of the hit West End musical "Crazy for You" in which she played Vera and Patsy. Theatre credits also include understudy to Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Principal soloist in a West End Country tour including Deja Revue, Jive to Jazz and Broadway Melodies, understudy to Snow White in "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Theatre Royal, Bath), Robin in "Godspell" (Lilian Baylis Theatre) and Grosvenor/understudy Amy in "Radio Times" (Birmingham Rep. and Queens Theatre, London). Her TV experience includes a film project of "The Importance of Being Earnest" in which she played Cecily Cardew and, most recently, the part of Julie in a Home Office information film entitled "Misadventure".

February 1996[]

Helen Anker (Jemima): Helen originally trained as a dancer and, after finishing her studies at the Royal Ballet School at White Lodge and the Doreen Bird College, played one of the Grosvenors in Radio Times (Queen's Theatre). After that she went to Crazy for You (Prince Edward Theatre) and is now delighted to be returning to Cats having previously played Demeter and White Cat. Helen has just played the role of Diana in Soul Mates (Nightingale Theatre, Brighton). Other credits include the world premiere of Noel Gay's Polishing the Sun, The Sound of Music (Apollo Victoria Theatre), Godspell (Bromley), The Wizard of Oz (Sheffield) and Snow White (Bath). Television appearances include Jimm'll Fix It, The Des O'Connor Show and The Olivier Awards.