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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.

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. 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".

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 are still involved with the costume maintenance. 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 Tugger's 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.

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 August 2021

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 Bartels
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.
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 (till May '19)
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
Cassandra Megan Dillon
Coricopat Dominic Fortunato
Demeter Helen Turner
Grizabella Robyn Tempest
Jellylorum Katie Hahn
Jennyanydots Megan Carton
Mistoffelees Deven Alexander
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.
  • Dance captain: Daniel Cox until late October, then Brittany Tooms Peel
Role Cast
Cast 11 - September 2021
Alonzo Jacob James Whawell
Asparagus Justin Michael Duval
Bombalurina Erica Lee
Cassandra Megan Dillon
Coricopat Conor Ashman
Demeter Hannah Lancaster
Grizabella Robyn Tempest
Jellylorum Katie Hahn
Jennyanydots Megan Carton
Mistoffelees Charles Croysdill
Mungojerrie Daniel Cox (until late October)
Munkustrap Benjamin McMillan
Old Deuteronomy Doug Eskew
Plato / Macavity Ryan Lay
Pouncival Jamie Shields (until mid October)
Rumpleteazer Alexis Hasbrouck
Rum Tum Tugger Nick Woodford
Sillabub Hennessy Sheehan
Skimbleshanks Robert Wilkes
Tantomile Brittany Tooms Peel
Tumblebrutus Joshua Donald
Victoria Sarah-Anne Mclaren
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