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On 8th September 2017, Cats opened in Tampere, Finland at Tampereen Teatteri. It is a non-replica production. Produced by a director who was vocally not a fan of the original show, this production introduced a narrator character in the form of a rat, and the whole show occurs in his dream as he dreams of becoming a cat.

The first reviews described it as "a tight package, where everything is tight and carefully done, all the way back to the cats in the last row." [1]

Production Specifics

  • Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Text by T. S. Eliot
  • Finnish translation by Jukka Virtanen
  • Directed by Georg Malvius
  • Music Direction by Martin Segerstråle
  • Production Design Mikko Saastamoinen
  • Costume Design by Tuomas Lampinen
  • Choreographer Adrienne Åbjörn
  • Lighting Design Raimo Salmi
  • Sound Design Ivan Bavard, Jaakko Virmavirta
  • Design of masks and wigs Jonna Lindström

Character name translations:

Cast

Role Translated Performer
Admetus Jaakko Mölsä
Alonzo Cattivo Jukka Wennström
Asparagus / Growltiger / Skimbleshanks Theater Cat Gus / Murr-Roope / Toppa-Roy Tero Harjunniemi
Bill Bailey Mikko Nuopponen
Bombalurina Tuijalleriina Elisa Piispanen
Bustopher Jones / Peter Kerhonen B. Aki Haikonen
Cassandra Raisa Kekarainen
Coricopat Koriko-Pat Wilhelm Blomberg
Demeter Jokaste Katra Solopuro
Electra Elektra Suvi Salospohja
Etcetera Sonja Pajunoja
Grizabella Misabella Ritva Jalonen
Grizabella Misabella Irina Milan
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jellimaari / Lady Kylkiluu Helena Rängman
Jemima Pia Piltz
Jennyanydots Annu Pannunen Elina Rintala
Mistoffelees Mistofeli Aleksi Seppänen
Mungojerrie Jengamurri Pyry Smolander
Munkustrap Munkossun Heikki Mäkäräinen
Old Deuteronomy Deutoronomi Matti Hakulinen
Plato / Macavity Martti Manninen
Pouncival Heikki Järvinen
Rumpleteazer Rämppätintti Ulriikka Heikinheimo
Rumpus Cat / Antonio Rampo cat Ville Mäkinen
Rum Tum Tugger Runtunranttu Lari Halme
Tantomile Kermaviili Maria Påhls
The Rat Risto Korhonen
Victoria Viktoria Hanna Mönkäre
Swing Elina Haikki
Swing Petra Porspakka

For cast information, see Official Website[2]

Gallery

Performance Images

Photoshoots

Backstage

Links

  1. Review - 9th September 2017
  2. Official Website
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