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Cats had its premiere in Stuttgart, Germany on 2nd March 2001. It was the second production in Germany after the Hamburg production had closed in January 2001 after almost 15 years.

Production Specifics[]

The show was mostly based on the Hamburg production but was slightly influenced by the London/Video version. The lyrics were taken over from Hamburg with a few changes (Rumpus-Katz became Raufbold-Katz; the Heaviside Layer was translated to Sphärisches Licht).

The show was originally supposed to run for 16 months before moving to Düsseldorf. After Stella Entertainment went bankrupt, the Stuttgart production closed at 30th June 2002, completing its planned run length. Stage Entertainment, the new producer of Cats, decided to bring the show to Berlin first and then to Düsseldorf.

Like in Hamburg, the ensemble consisted of 22 cats (with no Electra) with Plato, Sillabub, Pouncival and Tumblebrutus instead of Admetus, Jemima, Carbucketty and Bill Bailey. The costume and make-up designs were carried over from Hamburg.

The Set number was NAP 15 which was previously used for the Antwerp production.

Creative Team[]


Role March 2001 November 2001
Alonzo / Raufbold Katz Bas Leijendekker David Boyd
Asparagus / Bustopher Mürr Kelly Robertson
Bombalurina Melanie Phillipson Ellen Wawrzyniak
Cassandra Christine Haaga
Coricopat Akos Tihanyi Jamie Karitzis
Demeter Tanja-Maria Meier Ramona Ludwig
Grizabella Nicole Sieger
(Kristin Hölck temp in 06/01)
Roimata Templeton / Maryanne Kelly
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Wiebke Wötzel Marion Wilmer
Jenny Fleckenfell / Gumbie Katz Tersia Potgieter
Mistoffelees Juan Jiminez Sanchez
Mungojerrie Enrique Segura Angus Macmillan
Munkustrap Siegmar Tonk
Adrian Becker (by 05/01)
Alexander Wengel
Old Deuteronomy Jonathan Agar
Plato / Macavity Markus Simader Ray Hogg
Pouncival Wayne Norris Giuliano Mercoli
Rum Tum Tugger Thierry Gondet Rob Fowler
Rumpleteazer Kristi Mancini Angela Gee
Sillabub Emma King
Skimbleshanks Anthony Kirwan Cary Chennell
Tantomile Nikki Dyer Fiona Watters
Tumblebrutus Daymon Montaigne-Jones
Victoria Nicole Thomas Souzan Alavi
Role March 2001[1] Later[2][3] November 2001[4]
Swing Souzan Alavi
Swing Adrian Becker
Swing Brian Bowley
Swing Andrea Casati
Swing Jacqueline Dunnley
Swing Andrew John Gardner
Swing Cara Hamilton
Swing Steven Loss
Swing Leighton Morrison
Swing Mayumi Omagari
Swing Fabrizio Romagnoli
Swing Nadja Solovieva
Swing Nova Skipp
Swing Roswitha Stadlmann
Swing Nils Olof Sundberg
Swing Roimata Templeton
Swing Rachel Thomas
Swing Maryanne Kelly (by 06/01)
Swing Rachel Waters (by 06/01)
Swing Alexander Wengel (by 06/01)
Swing Andrew Millar (by 08/01)
Swing David Boyd (by 10/01)
Swing Rachael Crocker
Swing Paul Channon
Swing Marc Leslie
Swing Roberto Miguel Macho
Swing Louise Madison
Swing Kristi Mancini
Swing Tanja-Maria Meier
Swing Jonathan Tilley
  • April 2001 Review[5]
Stuttgart Group 2

The original cast






Rum Tum Tugger - Rob Fowler Cats Stuttgart 2001

Rob Fowler as Tugger


Rum Tum Tugger - Thierry Gondet Cats Stuttgart 2001