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On the 10th of January 2004, Cats had its Polish premiere. Produced by Teatr Roma in Warsaw, the show was completely non-replica, with new direction, design, choreography, lighting, and even new orchestrations. The production finally closed in 2010.


This production was one of the very few to translate the title of the show, to Koty. Jellicle Cats is translated to Dachowce (Roof Cats), the Polish equivalent of Alley Cats, with the opening song roughly being called "Alley Song" and the Jellicle Ball become "Alley Ball".

The set was made to look like rooftops, and the costumes use a mix of painted Lycra and mesh, and faux-fur to create a unique visual style, along with choreography that was less technical, but more animalistic. The score was based off of the UK touring score.

Creative Team

Director - Wojciech Kępczyński

Associate Director - Sebastian Gonciarz

Choreography - Jacek Badurek

Associate choreographer - Iwona Runowska

Work on cat's movement - Damian Kacperski

Assistant choreographer - Dorota Krupska-Narloch

Translation - Daniel Wyszogrodzki

Music Director - Maciej Pawlowski

Set Design - Janusz Sosnowski

Costume Design - Dorota Kołodyńska

Wig/Hair Design - Jaga Hupało, Thomas Wolff

Makeup Design - Sergiusz Osmański

Illusionistic effects - Maciej Pol

Consultations on the psyche and anatomy of cats - vet. Beata Rudnicka-Brzezny

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Memory - Pamięć Koty Warsaw 2004

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Highlights Cats - Polish Cast - 25.05.2004

Characters

Character Names

Cast

Principals and Covers listed
Grizabella Izabela Zając, Daria Druzgała, Joanna Węgrzynowska
Kot Nestor

Old Deuteronomy (Senior Cat)

Zbigniew Macias, Andrzej Kostrzewski, Robert Dymowski
Kot Bywalec / Gus / Karmazyn

Bustopher Jones (Cat Socialite) / Gus / Growltiger (Crimson)

Tomasz Steciuk, Wojciech Paszkowski
Ram Tam Tamek

Rum Tum Tugger

Jakub Szydłowski, Paweł Podgórski
Myszołap

Munkustrap

Damian Aleksander, Jarosław Derybowski, Tomasz Więcek, Michał Norkowski
Bombalurina Patrycja Wódz, Barbara Melzer, Anna Sztejner, Elżbieta Portka
Wiktor

Victor

Łukasz Zagrobelny, Paweł Podgórski, Tomasz Więcek, Wojciech Socha
Semaforro

Skimbleshanks

Wojciech Dmochowski, Wojciech Socha
Plameczka Pac

Jennyanydots

Izabela Bujniewicz, Marta Smuk
Angelika

Griddlebone

Marta Smuk, Izabela Bujniewicz, Nijole Henning
Pumpernikiel

Rumpleteazer

Magdalena Krylik, Monika Rowińska, Agnieszka Mrozińska
Mangojerry

Mungojerrie

Paweł Strymiński, Bartosz Figurski
Promyczek

Jemima

Ewa Wlazłowska, Monika Rowińska
Klaps / Raptus Zuch

Tumblebrutus / Rumpus Cat (Spitfire Lad)

Michał Piróg, Karol Tymiński, Beata Duda
Alonzo Andrzej Pieńko, Robert Adamczewski
Mefistofeliks

Mistoffelees

Kris Swaczyna, Paweł Irmiński, Patryk Gładyś, Jakub Jóźwik
Makiawel

Macavity (Machiavelli)

Grzegorz Suski, Piotr Nawrocki, Darek Wiórkiewicz, Jarosław Derybowski
Galaretka

Jellylorum (Jelly)

Anna Sztejner, Marta Smuk
Kasandra

Cassandra

Katarzyna Gaweł-Stańkowska, Anna Andrzejewska, Wioletta Fiuk, Zyta Bujacz
Wiktoria

Victoria

Natalia Wojciechowska, Ida Nowakowska, Anna Sąsiadek
Tamtamila

Tantomile

Beata Staniek, Wioletta Fiuk, Paulina Andrzejewska
Tymoteusz

Coricopat (Timothy)

Marcin Olszewski, Dariusz Wiórkiewicz, Zyta Bujacz
Kocik Le Miau / Żyleta* Paulina Andrzejewska
Demeter Ewa Lachowicz
Brali Daley

George

Bartosz Figurski, Piotr Nawrocki
Bili Daley** Grzegorz Staniek
Dyzio

Quaxo

Marcin Wortmann
Fantazja Agnieszka Jaroszyńska
Fraszka Anna Julia Dębowska
I Tak Daley / Żyleta*

Etcetera

Beata Duda
Mamrotka / Recydywa Dorota Krupska-Narloch
Sierściuch Darek Wiórkiewicz
Turbo Ptyś Patryk Gładyś
Elektra

Electra

Nijole Henning
Menello Bianco (later renamed Filutek) Patryk Rybarski
Kara Kotek

Carbucketty

Grzegorz Pierczyński
Vocal Ensamble “FIVE LINES” Marzena Ajzert-Lauks, Patrycja Bachora, Agata Warda, Piotr Gogol, Jacek Kotlarski, Adam Krylik, Krzysztof Pietrzak, Michał Rudaś, Mariusz Totoszko, Paweł Usarek
Backstage Choir Agata Dąbrowska, Kalina Kasprzak, Malwina Kusior, Małgorzata Szymańska, Magdalena Tul, Agata Załuska,

Helena Zuchniak, Zbigniew Ślarzyński

*Żyleta is the name of one of the henchcats, at first it was played by Etcetera's actress, then it was changed.

**This character appeared in the first season and was later removed.

As a non-replica production, the named roles do not necessarily align with the parts as expected of replica productions.

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