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In the Japanese production, Macavity's chorus identity is not given his own name. This ensemble character is a yellow/cream-coloured tom.

He has been present in the Japanese production since it premiered in 1983, but was temporarily cut in 1997-1998 (Sapporo run), with Tumblebrutus doubling as Macavity instead.


He is a very quiet cat who generally stays in the background. He supports Gilbert's aerial swings during "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats", and as Grizabella begins her ascension to the Heaviside Layer, he removes the steps leading up the giant tire such that the tire can move to the front of the stage as it lifts off the ground.

Similar to his western counterparts Admetus and Plato, the character is generally paired with Victoria and they briefly dance together after "The Moments of Happiness".

The performer sneaks off stage during "Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat" to change into the Macavity costume. He returns as this ensemble character after Old Deuteronomy is brought back, joining the cats in celebrating Mistoffelees.

As the double for Macavity, the performer is usually one of the tallest males, as well as being a strong dancer/tumbler.


Tokyo 1983

Tokyo 1995

Osaka 2001

Tokyo 2004

Yokohama 2009

Hiroshima 2012

Sendai 2013

Shizuoka 2013

Fukuoka 2014

Sapporo 2015

Osaka 2016

Tokyo 2018

Fukuoka 2021

Nagoya 2022