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Produced by Theatre impresario Pieter Toerien[1] and Really Useful Company Asia Pacific, what began as a South African production of Cats in December 2001 went on to become a World Tour, collecting local and Australian cast replacements as it toured.

Production Specifics

Initially the tour toured in a tent identical to the 1999 Australian Tour (whether this was the same tent or a new one is uncertain), alternating between a black and a white outer tent. However, later in the tour, the production played in conventional performance venues.

The exact end of the tour is uncertain, sometime around 2005, as some tour dates and venues are unknown. It is also uncertain as to whether the tour was considered a separate production when it moved from the tent tour to a theatre tour.

Based on the Australian Tour, this production used named on-stage swings.

International Touring Company

As at Oslo, November 2003

Manager Simone Condon
Stage Manager Ronel Jordaan
Deputy Stage Manager Lindsey McEvoy
Resident Director Paul Warwick Griffin
Dance Captains Duane Alexander and Emma Delmenico
Musical Director Stefan Lombard
Keyboard II David Taljaard
Guitar/Bass Bruce Muirhead
Drums Heindrick Kruse
Technical Co-ordinator Theresa Famularo
Head Mechanist Robert Laverick
Asst. Technical Stage Manager Cameron Malacari
Lighting Supervisor Hunter Frith
Wardrobe Supervisor Darren Noyes
Wigs Supervisor Colin Muir
Wigs Dresser Madelein Krugell
Physiotherapist Louis Fourie

Cats Production Team

Producer Tim McFarlane
Executive Producer Kerry Comerford
Associate Producer Torben Brookman
Associate Director and Choreographer Jo-Anne Robinson
Production Musical Supervisor Fiz Shapur
System Sound Technician David Letch Associate
Lighting Designer Stephen Wickham
Wigs and Make-up Supervisor Roslyn Camuglia
Costume Supervisor Ron Morrison

Venues

2001 - 2002

  • Cape Town, South Africa - 12/2001 - 01/2002
  • Pretoria[2], South Africa - 03/2002 - 06/2002
  • Beiteddine Festival, Beirut, Lebanon[3] (Open Air) - 03/07/2002 (5 days)
  • Kuala Lumpur[4], Malaysia - 09/2002 - 10/2002 (45 performances)

2003

  • Seoul Arts Center Opera House, South Korea - 2003/01/29 - 2003/03/02[5]
  • Shanghai Grand Theatre, China - 28/03/2003 - 11/05/2003 (53 performances)[6][7]
  • Tianqiao Theatre, Beijing, China - 20/05/2003 - 07/2003 (72 performances postponed[8] and then cancelled due to SARS)[9]
  • Taipei, Taiwan - 01/08/2003 - 10/08/2003 (5 weeks in Taipei)[9]
  • Globen Arena, Stockholm, Sweden - 29/10/2003 - 1/11/2003
  • Oslo Spektrum, Norway - 5/11/2003 - 9/11/2003
  • Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, Finland - 13/11/2003 - 15/11/2003
  • Scandanavium, Gothenburg, Sweden - 21/11/2003 - 22/11/2003
  • Doha, Qatar - 06/12/2003 - 12/12/2003

2004

  • Beijing, China[10] - 27/04/2004 - 04/2004
  • Taipei, Taiwan - 07/2004

2005

  • Badminton Theatre, Athens, Greece[11] - 21/03/2005 - 23/04/2005 (40 performances)

Cast

2001 - 2002

Character 12/2001 South Africa[12][13] 09/2002 Malaysia[14]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Clinton Meneses
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Warren Kimmel
Bombalurina Taryn Sudding
Cassandra Catherine Daymond
Coricopat Hendrick January Craig Long
Demeter Jo Galloway
Grizabella Slindile Nodangala Slindile Nodangala (alt)
Silvie Paladino (alt)
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Angela Kilian
Jennyanydots Fem Belling
Mistoffelees Robin van Wyk
Mungojerrie Gareth Hewitt Williams
Munkustrap Anton Luitingh
Old Deuteronomy Marcus Desando
Plato / Macavity Coert Grobbelaar
Pouncival Mani Irving Karabo Maithufi
Rumpleteazer Chireen Ferreira
Rum Tum Tugger Paul Warwick Griffin
Sillabub Anitra Davel
Skimbleshanks Darryl Evans
Tantomile Christy Johnson
Tumblebrutus Grant Puchet
Victoria Marize Nel Katherine Lipp
CATS Chrous
Swing "Admetus" Tereza du Plessis
Swing "Bill Bailey" Pierre van Heerden
Swing "Carbucketty" Gary Birch
Swing "Electra" Katherine Lipp Emma Delmenico
Swing "Etcetera" Juanita Yazbek (Dance Capt)
Swing "George" Gareth Dry
Swing "Jemima" Marie Louise Midcalf
Swing "Olivia" Melani Johnson
Swing "Quaxo" Duane Alexander
Swing "Victor" Karabo Maithufi Manie Irving

2003

Character 01/2003 Seoul[15] 03/2003 Shanghai[16] 08/2003 Taiwan[17] 11/2003 Oslo[18]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Clinton Meneses Michael Johnston Clinton Meneses
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Mark Dickinson Warren Kimmel
Bombalurina Belinda Allchin
Cassandra Catherine Daymond
Coricopat Craig Long
Demeter Jo Galloway Helen Burger
Grizabella Slindile Nodangala ? Pernilla Wahlgren (Sweden)

Ria Jones (except Sweden)

Jellylorum / Griddlebone Angela Kilian
Jennyanydots Fem Belling
Mistoffelees Robin van Wyk
Mungojerrie Gareth Hewitt Williams
Munkustrap Anton Luitingh John Bowles Anton Luitingh
Old Deuteronomy Marcus Desando
Plato / Macavity Coert Grobbelaar Barnaby Ingram
Pouncival Karabo Maithufi
Rumpleteazer Chireen Ferreira
Rum Tum Tugger Paul Warwick Griffin Jan Erik Madsen (Norway)
Sillabub Catherine Brodie
Skimbleshanks Darryl Evans
Tantomile Nastassia Zealand
Tumblebrutus Grant Puchet Grant Almirall
Victoria Katherine Lipp Katherine Davidson Katherine Lipp
CATS Chrous
Swing "Admetus" Lindy Abromowitz Lisa Peace (no one)
Swing "Bill Bailey" Pierre van Heerden
Swing "Carbuckety" Grant Almirall (no one)
Swing "Electra" Emma Delmenico
Swing "Etcetera" Juanita Yazbek (Dance Capt) (no one)
Swing "Exotica" Kerryn O'Donnell
Swing "George" Tod Strike Derek Taylor Anthony Costanzo
Swing "Jemima" Marie Louise Midcalf Talia Kodesh
Swing "Jonathan" Nobert Gertse James Cooper
Swing "Noilly Prat" (no one) Samantha Fayle
Swing "Olivia" Helen Burger (no one) Sophie Bowen-Twaits
Swing "Quaxo" Duane Alexander
Swing "Victor" Quentis Ashby (no one) Luke Bradey

2004

Ensemble Beijing tour April 2004.jpg

04/2004 Beijing
Character 04/2004 Beijing 07/2004 Taipei

[19]

Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Clinton Meneses Michael Johnston
Asparagus / Bustopher / Growltiger Tony Farrell
Bombalurina Belinda Allchin
Cassandra Catherine Daymond
Coricopat Duane Alexander
Demeter Helen Burger
Grizabella Slindile Nodangala
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Angela Kilian
Jennyanydots Fem Belling
Mistoffelees Adrian Ricks Robin van Wyk
Mungojerrie Gareth Hewitt Williams
Munkustrap Anton Luitingh
Old Deuteronomy Simon Pryce
Plato / Macavity Barnaby Ingram
Pouncival Karabo Maithufi
Rumpleteazer Chireen Ferreira
Rum Tum Tugger Paul Warwick Griffin
Sillabub Catherine Brodie
Skimbleshanks Darryl Evans
Tantomile Nastassia Zealand
Tumblebrutus Grant Almirall
Victoria Katherine Davidson
CATS Chrous
Swing "Admetus" Elizabeth O'Hanlon
Swing "Bill Bailey" Stephen Morgante
Swing "Carbucketty" Andrew Waters
Swing "Electra" Emma Delmenico
Swing "George" Anthony Costanzo
Swing "Jemima" Kerry Swain Renee Burleigh
Swing "Jonathan" James Cooper
Swing "Noilly Prat" Justine Schnellbeck
Swing "Olivia" Sophie Bowen-Twaits
Swing "Quaxo" Markham Gannon
Swing "Victor" Luke Bradey Adrian Ricks

2005

Gina Hogan-Jones - Jellylorum/Griddlebone - Athens 2005

Daniel Scott - He has also toured for the Really Useful Group in 2003/04 South Korean tour of "Cats" as the Rum Tum Tugger, also reprising the role in Athens in 2005

Stephen Morgante - Skimbleshanks or swing? - Athens 2005[20]

Simon Pryce - Old Deuteronomy

Anitra Davel - Sillabub

Chireen Ferreira - Rumpleteazer

Grant Almirall - Tumblebrutus

Belinda Allchin - Bombalurina

Emma Delmenico

Natalie Gilhome?

Katherine Lipp - Victoria

Gallery

2001

Later Casts

Backstage

Videos

World_Tour_promo_for_South_Korea._Contains_show_clips_from_the_tour_as_well_as_Autralia_1999.

World Tour promo for South Korea. Contains show clips from the tour as well as Autralia 1999.


Awards and Nominations

Main article: Awards

References

  1. http://www.pietertoerien.co.za/shows/past-shows/
  2. SA Cats going to Malaysia
  3. Cats Opens Lebanon Festival
  4. OOCL Shipping
  5. Seoul Arts Center Opera House, playdb.co.kr
  6. BBC report
  7. Getty Images Gallery 2003/03/27
  8. cats.musicals.ru March 2004
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cats updates - July 21, 2003, iol.co.za. July 21, 2003.
  10. Photo Gallery, Second Beijing International Theater Season, April 27, 2004
  11. Cats - comes in Athens, hotstation.gr
  12. Original Cast Announcement, news24.com. October 31st 2001.
  13. 2001 Original Cast, catsmusical.com
  14. 2002 Malaysia Cast, catsmusical.com
  15. 2003 Seoul Cast, catsmusical.com
  16. 2003 Shanghai Cast, catsmusical.com
  17. 2003 Taiwan Cast, catsmusical.com
  18. 2003 Oslo Cast, schinrud.no
  19. World Tour Cast List, stadt-ohne-namen.de/victorias_corner
  20. Stephen Morgante bio
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