Bill-Bailey, is a character from Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Cats. In the Original London Production, the name "Bill Bailey" was used, taken from "The Naming of Cats". In the Broadway Production however, the same ensemble role was named Tumblebrutus, the name taken from "Growltiger's Last Stand"
Bill Bailey is one of the youngest male kittens, mischievous and easily excited. He is usually seen with the other young toms, Carbucketty/Pouncival, Admetus/Plato, and George and Victor when they appear.
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Bill Bailey is usually cast as an acrobat as well as principally being a dance role. He rarely is centre stage, but often pulls focus with his antics in the background. In the UK Tour, Bill Bailey joins the female kittens in squealing over Rum Tum Tugger. He is also sometimes the kitten swinging on the trapeze in Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats.
Bill Bailey is a white and brown patched tom cat, often depicted in the show as a kitten. Of all the Cats with dual names/personalities, his appearance remains the most consistent, having a distinctive brown patch over one eye, and brown patches on his right shoulder and left hip.
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