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The first cruise production of Cats opened on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line's Oasis of the Seas on 2nd November 2014.

The cruise ship was based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA during the winter and New York City, New York, USA during the summer up until April 2024. During the third week of April 2024, the cruise ship made a transatlantic crossing and will now be based out of both Barcelona, Spain and Rome, Italy for the summer months, before returning to Fort Lauderdale for the winter months.

Production Specifics[]

This production of Cats is performed "in rep", alternating with a circus-style show, with many of the cast playing in both shows. A new alternating show, One Sky, created specially for the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, was opened with Cast 14 in mid-2023, replacing the previous circus-style show.

While this version is produced by Royal Caribbean, the whole show is now based on the UK/European version of Cats with the exception that, like in every American production, the "Ballad of Billy McCaw" is replaced by the Italian aria "In Una Tepida Notte", until the production was revised with Cast 10 in 2019, at which point the song was cut.

The costume designs are UK style, originally the US Troika Tour costumes were to be used, but with the Palladium production combining the properties of the UK Tour and the German Tent Tour, a full set of costumes became available and are used in this production. Troika was still briefly involved with the costume maintenance for the first few years, but this was discontinued at some point early on in the production. The set (NAP 18) is notably similar to the one of the German Tent Tour (NAP 19).

The production still uses the "Rockstar" original version of The Rum Tum Tugger character (instead of the "Street Cat" version that had its premiere in London in 2014). However, the choreography of the Jellicle Ball has been reworked.

The cast consists of 22 cats. The production uses the American names for the kittens: Tumblebrutus, Plato, Syllabub / Sillabub and Pouncival. As the show is "In Rep" on a cruise ship, there are no swings, and wig and costume maintenance is carried out by the cast themselves.

The production used the older Grizabella design between Cast 1 in November 2014 and Cast 13 ending in July 2023. Staring with Cast 14 that opened in August 2023, the revised Grizabella costume is being used instead, bringing the production in-line with other worldwide productions.

Abridged Version 2019[]

In August 2019, the new 10th cast began rehearsing an abridged, 90 minute edit of the show. In this new version, "Bustopher Jones", "The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles" and "Growltiger's Last Stand" have been cut. This version began performances on 29th November, following a refurbishment of the Oasis of the Seas.

Creative Team[]

Galleries[]

Cast One Gallery November 2014 Cast Two Gallery May 2015
Cast Three Gallery November 2015 Cast Four Gallery May 2016
Cast Five Gallery November 2016 Cast Six Gallery July 2017
Cast Seven Gallery April 2018 Cast Eight Gallery November 2018
Cast Nine Gallery May 2019 Cast Ten Gallery November 2019
Cast Eleven Gallery September 2021 Cast Twelve Gallery June 2022
Cast Thirteen Gallery February 2023 Cast Fourteen Gallery August 2023
Cast Fifteen Gallery April 2024

Opal Theatre, Oasis of the Seas[]

Media[]

Cast[]

The Casts are known by numbers (eg. "Cast 6"). Official information about the casts for this production is very hard to find as there is no official website or programme.

Cast 1 - November 2014[]

Erica Hansen, who plays Jennyanydots, is the only actress who has been in a production of Cats (US National/Troika tour) before; all the others are making their debuts in Cats.

  • Opening Night of Cast 1 was ~5 November 2014
  • Final Performance of Cast 1 was ~2 May 2015
Role Cast
Cast 1 - November 2014
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Jack Butterworth
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Greg Castiglioni
Bombalurina Rachael Ward
Cassandra Georgia Reid Hamilton
Coricopat James Titchener
Demeter Kelsie-Rae Marshall
Grizabella Vivienne Carlyle
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Celia Graham
Jennyanydots Erica Leigh Hansen
Mistoffelees Anthony Starr
Mungojerrie George Hankers
Munkustrap Matias Stegmann
Old Deuteronomy Trent Armand Kendall
Plato / Macavity Calvin Cooper
Pouncival Enric Marimon
Rumpelteazer Georgie Leatherland
Rum Tum Tugger Dominic Andersen
Sillabub Tarryn Gee
Skimbleshanks Lee Greenaway
Tantomile Lydia Bannister
Tumblebrutus Aaron Hunt
Victoria Sophia McAvoy


Cast 2 - May 2015[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 2 was ~8 May 2015
  • Final Performance of Cast 2 was ~7 November 2015
Role Cast
Cast 2 - May 2015
Alonzo Oliver Marriott
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Chris Harley
Bombalurina Alexandra Wright
Cassandra Katie Thorpe
Coricopat Fletcher Dobinson
Demeter Lydia Bannister / Lauren Csete
Grizabella Cornelia Luna
Jennyanydots Beth Tarnow
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Katherine Dixon
Mistoffelees Michael J. Rios
Mungojerrie Timothy Fuchs
Munkustrap Ian Laskowski
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Plato / Macavity Ashley-Jordan Packer
Pouncival Shiv Rabheru
Rum Tum Tugger Graham Weaver
Rumpleteazer Adena Ershow
Sillabub Katie Deacon
Skimbleshanks Graham Newell
Tantomile Eilish Harmon-Beglan
Tumblebrutus Derrion Reddin
Victoria Anna Forbes


Cast 3 - November 2015[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 3 was ~13 November 2015
  • Final Performance of Cast 3 was ~7 May 2016
Role Cast
Cast 3 - November 2015
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Joe Miller
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Ryan Everett Wood
Bombalurina Persephone Fitzpatrick
Cassandra Natalie Bennyworth
Coricopat Nathan Zach Johnson
Demeter Verity Burgess
Grizabella Kate Moore
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Holli Paige Farr
Jennyanydots Erica Leigh Hansen
Mistoffelees Matt Landel
Mungojerrie Charles Butcher
Munkustrap Sharif Afifi
Old Deuteronomy Craig Berry
Plato / Macavity Kristian Crowe
Pouncival James-Royden Lyley
Rum Tum Tugger Will Richardson (till Dec '15)

Stanley Allyn Owen (from Jan '16)

Rumpleteazer Tahlia Shaw
Sillabub Amy Everett
Skimbleshanks Bryan Mottram
Tantomile Harriet Jarvis
Tumblebrutus Joe Atkinson
Derrion Reddin (from Mar '16)
Victoria Jessica Black


Cast 4 - May 2016[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 4 was 12 May 2016
  • Final Performance of Cast 4 was 29 October 2016
Role Cast
Cast 4 - May 2016
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Shaun Mendum
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Chris Harley
Bombalurina Alexandra Wright
Cassandra (Dance Captain) Amy Van De Wetering
Coricopat Antonio Beverly
Demeter Alyson Larkin
Grizabella Angela Calo
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Megan Ort (8 Shows in May '16)
Holli Paige Farr (replacement)
Jennyanydots Amy Louise Whittle
Mistoffelees Philip Rocamora
Mungojerrie Billy Mahoney
Munkustrap Brett-Marco Glauser
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Plato / Macavity Billy Warren
Pouncival Thomas Bedford
Rumpleteazer Laura Colclough
Rum Tum Tugger John Dempsey
Sillabub Eleanor Carwithen
Skimbleshanks Adam Illsley
Tantomile Alison Barlow
Tumblebrutus Pete Simpson
Victoria Charlotte Perry


Cast 5 - November 2016[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 5 was 3 November 2016
  • Final Performance of Cast 5 was 8 July 2017
Role Cast
Cast 5 - November 2016
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Tom Broderick
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Ryan William Bailey
Bombalurina Emily Ormiston
Cassandra Natalie Moore
Coricopat Aarron Macauley
Demeter Emmanuelle N'Zuzi (left Mar'17)
Verity Burgess (replacement)
Grizabella Heidi Karlsson
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Celia Graham
Lily de-la-Haye (from May'17)
Jennyanydots Lily de-la-Haye
Erica Leigh Hansen (from May'17)
Mistoffelees Matt Landel
Mungojerrie James-Royden Lyley
Munkustrap Nick Duncan
Ian Laskowski (from January)
Old Deuteronomy Philip Peterson
Plato / Macavity Jared Johnson
Pouncival Callum Dyer
Philip Joseph Sicat (from Mar '17)
Rumpleteazer Ellie Waite
Rum Tum Tugger Stanley Allyn Owen
Sillabub Chelsea James
Skimbleshanks Patrick George
Tantomile Lydia Boulton
Tumblebrutus Rhys Batten
Victoria Abbie Quinnen


Cast 6 - July 2017[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 6 was 15 July 2017
  • Final Performance of Cast 6 was 14 April 2018
Role Cast
Cast 6 - July 2017
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Bradley Craig
Tom Broderick (04/2018)
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Connor McAllister
Bombalurina Lauren Mobley
Cassandra Mallory Gladman
Coricopat Alexander Bartles
Demeter Dana Hunter
Lydia Boulton (01/2018 - 02/2018)
Grizabella Robyn Tempest
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Holli Paige Farr
Jennyanydots Liz Fallon
Mistoffelees PJ DiGaetano
Pete Simpson (12/2017 - 02/2018)
Mungojerrie Matthew Ranaudo
Munkustrap Jeff Sullivan
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Plato / Macavity Louis Clarke-Clare
Tom Broderick (01/2018 - 02/2018)
Pouncival Joey Kummert
Pete Simpson (10/2017 - 11/2017)
Rumpleteazer Yvette Johnson
Rum Tum Tugger Graham Weaver
Sillabub Zoe Heighton
Skimbleshanks Elliot Peterson
Tantomile Emily Tanner
Tumblebrutus William Lishman
Victoria Mykaila Symes

Cast 7 - April 2018[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 7 was 21 April 2018
  • Final Performance of Cast 7 was 4 November 2018
Role Cast
Cast 7 - April 2018
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Joel Ronnie
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Ryan William Bailey
Bombalurina Abbey Sierakowski
Cassandra Sophie Wright
Emily Tanner (08/18 - 08/18)
Coricopat Danny Fogarty
Demeter Hannah Lancaster
Grizabella Lindsay Gaspar
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Celia Graham
Jennyanydots Beth Tarnow (till Aug '18)
Liz Fallon (replacement)
Mistoffelees Cyril Fallar
Mungojerrie Jon Clayton
William Lishman (from Oct '18)
Munkustrap Regan Featherstone
Old Deuteronomy Philip Peterson
Plato / Macavity Adam Davidson
Pouncival Cian Hughes
Rumpleteazer Arianna Glauser
Rum Tum Tugger Aaron Davey
Sillabub Claire Lander
Skimbleshanks Robert Wilkes
Tantomile Helen Gulston
Tumblebrutus Matthew Levick
Victoria Daisy Hulbert


Cast 8 - November 2018[]

  • Opening Night of Cast 8 was 9 November 2018
  • Final Performance of Cast 8 was 30 March 2019
Role Cast
Cast 8 - November 2018
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Lewis Rimmer
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Stanley Allyn Owen
Bombalurina Charlotte Reavey
Cassandra Jo Bird
Coricopat Aarron Macauley

Matthew Levick (by 03/2019)

Demeter Megan Carton
Grizabella Laura Stracko
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jackey Good
Jennyanydots Kyra Leeds
Mistoffelees Maurice Dawkins
Mungojerrie Josh Talbot
Munkustrap Ian Laskowski
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Philip Peterson (by Dec '18)
Plato / Macavity Ryan Ocampo
Pouncival Lance Barker
Rumpleteazer Yvette Johnson
Rum Tum Tugger Dale Evans
Sillabub Chelsea James
Skimbleshanks Tyler Keller
Tantomile Brittany Tooms Peel
Tumblebrutus Thomas Bedford
Victoria Elly Shaw

Cast 9 - May 2019[]

  • Cast 9 Opening Night was supposed to be in April 2019, but was delayed several weeks till ~2 May 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • Final Performance of Cast 9 was ~ 22 September 2019.
  • Dance Captain: Domenico Ramelli
Role Cast
Cast 9 - May 2019
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Luke Jarvis
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Ryan Bailey
Bombalurina Lauren Mobley
Cassandra Noelani Neal
Coricopat Domenico Ramelli
Demeter Laura Mae Colclough
Grizabella Lindsay Gaspar
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Charlotte Scott
Jennyanydots Gabriella Stylianou
Mistoffelees Joey Kummert
Mungojerrie Benjamin Stacey
Munkustrap Regan Featherstone
Old Deuteronomy Philip Peterson
Plato / Macavity Daniel Timoney
Pouncival Conor Ashman
Rumpleteazer Alexis Hasbrouck
Rum Tum Tugger Joseph Hewlett
Sillabub Alex Caldwell (until May 2019)
Chelsea James (replacement)
Skimbleshanks Robert Wilkes
Tantomile Hennessy Sheehan
Tumblebrutus Joshua Donald
Victoria Katie Humphreys

Cast 10 - November 2019[]

  • Following a Refurbishment of the Oasis of the Seas, Cast 10 began performing a new, shortened version of the show on 29th November 2019.
  • Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Cast 10's performances ceased early in March 2020.
Role Cast
Cast 10 - November 2019
Alonzo Jacob James Whawell
Asparagus Justin Michael Duval
Bombalurina Erica Lee Cianciulli
Cassandra Megan Dillon
Coricopat Dominic Fortunato
Demeter Helen Turner
Grizabella Robyn Tempest
Jellylorum Katie Hahn
Jennyanydots Megan Carton
Mistoffelees Deven Alexandar
Mungojerrie Daniel Cox
Munkustrap Benjamin McMillan
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Plato / Macavity Ryan Lay
Pouncival Jamie Shields
Rumpleteazer Emily Monk
Rum Tum Tugger Nick Woodford
Sillabub Bethany Kate
Skimbleshanks Michiel Janssens
Tantomile Chloe Hopcroft
Tumblebrutus Charles Croysdill
Victoria Sarah-Anne Mclaren

Cast 11 - September 2021[]

  • Cast 11 was due to open in March 2020 with a different cast lineup but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It re-opened more than a year later, with rehearsals starting in July 2021 and opening night officially on 10 September 2021, which was pushed back from 22 August 2021. The final show was 28 May 2022.
  • Dance captains: Daniel Cox until late October, then Brittany Tooms Peel.
Role Cast
Cast 11 - September 2021
Alonzo Jacob James Whawell (until March 2022)
Ryan Ocampo (from March 2022)
Asparagus Justin Michael Duval (until January 2022)
Ryan William Bailey (from January 2022)
Bombalurina Erica Lee Cianciulli (unti late October)
Natalie Moore (from late November 2021)
Cassandra Megan Dillon
Coricopat Conor Ashman (until March 2022)
Deven Alexandar (from April 2022)
Demeter Hannah Lancaster (until 22/05/2022)
Grizabella Robyn Tempest
Jellylorum Katie Hahn
Jennyanydots Megan Carton
Mistoffelees Charles Croysdill (until March 2022)
Joey Kummert (from April 2022)
Mungojerrie Daniel Cox (until late October)
Benjamin Stacey (from late November 2021)
Munkustrap Benjamin McMillan (until 20 April 2022)
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Philip Peterson (temporary cover)
Plato / Macavity Ryan Lay (until March 2022)
Pouncival Jamie Shields (until mid October 2021)
Will Geoghegan (from late January 2022)
Rumpleteazer Alexis Hasbrouck (until mid October 2021)
Brittany Tooms Peel (from mid December 2021)
Rum Tum Tugger Nick Woodford
Sillabub Hennessy Sheehan
Skimbleshanks Robert Wilkes
Tantomile Brittany Tooms Peel (until mid December 2021)
Jess DiForte (from January 2022)
Tumblebrutus Joshua Donald
Victoria Sarah-Anne Mclaren
Swing Domenico Ramelli (from January 2022)

Cast 12 - June 2022[]

  • Casting announcements started February 2022, with rehearsals starting March 2022.
  • Opening Night was 04 June 2022; Closing Night was 28 January 2023
  • Dance Captains: Noelani Neal and Samuel Lewis-Wright (assistant)
Role Cast
Cast 12 -
Alonzo Luke Stone
Asparagus Connor Dyer
Bombalurina Lucy Rice
Cassandra Noelani Neal
Coricopat Adam Hearn
Domenico Ramelli (between 25/11/2022 and 08/12/2022)
Demeter Devon-Jade Clark
Grizabella Lindsay Gaspar (until 23/10/2022)
Gabriella Stylianou (from 28/10/2022)
Jellylorum Emma Breton
Jennyanydots Taylor Bryant
Mistoffelees Henry Rhodes (until 08/01/2023)
Mungojerrie Samuel Lewis-Wright
Munkustrap Raphe Gilliam
Old Deuteronomy Hakim McMillan
Plato / Macavity Charlie Bishop
Pouncival Will Geoghegan (until 10/2022; from 29/12/2022)
Domenico Ramelli (from 09/12/2022-28/12/2022)
Rumpleteazer Rina Punwani
Rum Tum Tugger DevinRe Lewis Adams
Sillabub Caroline Eby
Skimbleshanks John Neurohr
Tantomile Dena Philpott
Tumblebrutus Kieran Price (until 11/2022)
Thomas Bedford (from 16/12/2022)
Victoria Ebony Jayne Kitts

Cast 13 - February 2023[]

  • Casting announcements started August 2022, with rehearsals starting November 2022.
  • Opening Night: 03 February 2023; Closing Night: 23 July 2023
  • Dance Captains: Lance Barker
Role Cast
Cast 13 - January 2023
Alonzo Roberto Facchin
Asparagus Zachary Berger
Bombalurina Emily Ormiston
Cassandra Grace Crugnale
Coricopat Lance Barker (until 15/06/2023)
Luke Stone (from 21/06/2023)
Demeter Phoebe Charles
Grizabella Ellie Monkley
Jellylorum Taila Halford
Jennyanydots Emma Brynn Cooper
Mistoffelees Sam Bateson
Mungojerrie Jack Buchanan (until 03/05/2023)
Jon Clayton (from 05/05/2023 to 15/06/2023)
Lance Barker (from 16/06/2023)
Munkustrap Logan Mortier
Old Deuteronomy Peter James Lake
Plato / Macavity Lewis Rimmer
Pouncival Cory Betts
Rumpleteazer Anna Sofia McGuire
Rum Tum Tugger Jarrad Green
Sillabub Olivia Swain
Skimbleshanks Jack Duff
Tantomile Ashlyn Fenn
Tumblebrutus Bennett Ryan
Victoria Issy Moore

Cast 14 - August 2023[]

  • Casting announcements started April 2023, with rehearsals starting May 2023.
  • Opening Night: 02 August 2023; Closing Night: 08 April 2024
  • Dance Captain: Samuel Lewis-Wright, Assistant Dance Captain: Dena Philpott
Role Cast
Cast 14 - August 2023
Alonzo Joe Hewitt
Asparagus Robert Wilkes
Bombalurina Charlotte Reavey
Cassandra Alice Rimmer
Coricopat Adam Hearn
Demeter Helen Turner
Grizabella Martha-Frances Henry
Jellylorum Jackey Good
Emma Brynn Cooper (26-28 October 2023)
Jennyanydots Jaime Mollineaux
Mistoffelees Daniel Chesnut
Mungojerrie Samuel Lewis-Wright
Munkustrap Ben Reynolds
Old Deuteronomy Hakim McMillan (until Feb 2024)
Peter James Lake (from 11 Feb 2024)
Plato / Macavity Joshua Clayton
Pouncival Jamie Armour
Rumpleteazer Rina Punwani
Rum Tum Tugger Jarrad Green (first two shows)
DevinRe Lewis Adams
Sillabub Gabriela Rodriguez
Skimbleshanks Thomas Alsop
Tantomile Dena Philpott
Tumblebrutus Matthew Tratch
Victoria Charlotte Lovell

Cast 15 - April 2024[]

  • Casting announcements started November 2023, with rehearsals starting January 2024.
  • Opening Night: 19 April 2024
  • Closing Night: TBA September 2024
  • Dance Captain: Jared Johnson, Assistant Dance Captain: Dani Ciaramitaro
Role Cast
Cast 15 - April 2024
Alonzo Jared Johnson
Asparagus Connor Dyer
Bombalurina Lucy Nolan
Cassandra Zoe Hartley
Coricopat Regan Jackson
Demeter Rachael Aust
Grizabella Yardén Barr
Jellylorum Sarah Moore
Jennyanydots Eleanor Monaghan
Mistoffelees Joey Kummert
Mungojerrie Ollie Selwood
Munkustrap Nick Woodford
Old Deuteronomy Traven Harrington (until 06/07/2024)
Peter James Lake (from 06/07/2024)
Plato / Macavity Billy Roger
Pouncival Peyton Davis
Rumpleteazer Dani Ciaramitaro
Ashlyn Fenn (from 19/04/2024 to 30/04/2024)
Rum Tum Tugger Noah Lindquist
Sillabub Josie Harbertson
Skimbleshanks Kane Verrall
Tantomile Alice Olby
Tumblebrutus Callum Portugal
Victoria Gina Gagliano

Cast 16 - September 2024[]

  • Casting announcements started April 2024, with rehearsals starting July 2024.
  • Opening Night: TBD
  • Closing Night: TBD
  • Dance Captain: Samuel Lewis-Wright, Assistant Dance Captain: TBD
Role Cast
Cast 16 - September 2024
Alonzo Michael Herrington
Asparagus Connor McGrane
Bombalurina
Cassandra Alice Rimmer
Coricopat Sammy Herbert
Demeter Helen Turner
Grizabella Elise O'Connor
Jellylorum Lizzie Sheard
Jennyanydots Emma Brynn Cooper
Mistoffelees Nat Sweeney
Mungojerrie Samuel Lewis-Wright
Munkustrap
Old Deuteronomy
Plato / Macavity Oliver Craven
Pouncival Adam Hearn
Rumpleteazer Jasmine Eales
Rum Tum Tugger Harry Planck
Sillabub Sophie Morelle Cox
Skimbleshanks
Tantomile Naomi Tower
Tumblebrutus Matthew Tratch
Victoria Megan Little
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