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Susan Jane Tanner is an English stage actress. She originated the roles of Jellylorum and Griddlebone in the London production of Cats, as well as Madame Thénardier in the London production of Les Misérables. She reprised her role as Jellylorum in the 1998 Cats film.

Cats History[]

London - 05/1981 - Jellylorum / Griddlebone

London - 07/1981 - Jellylorum / Griddlebone

London - 01/1982 - Jellylorum / Griddlebone (left by 03/1982)

Cats: The Movie - 08/1997 - 09/1997 - Jellylorum



SUSAN JANE TANNER started her career travelling the world with a dance act. She then joined a theatre group in America performing plays and musicals on board a cruise ship. Returning to England she appeared in a number of musicals including Kiss Me Kate and The Boyfriend and took over Barbara Windsor's part in Calamity Jane on the national tour. In summer 1980 she worked with John Inman in comedy sketches in Blackpool and at Christmas 1980 played in the musical Worzel Gummidge at Birmingham.



  • Cats (Jellylorum/Griddlebone)
  • All's Well That Ends Well (Violenta)
  • Les Misérables (Madame Thénardier)
  • Martin Guerre (Madame De Rolls)
  • Hard Times (Ms Fidget/Mrs Sparsit)
  • Gone With The Wind (Aunt Pittypat)


  • Cats (Jellylorum)