Coricopat is an ensemble character in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. He is one of the "Mystical Twins".
Coricopat and his twin sister Tantomile are "Witches' Cats", they show evidence of psychic and telepathic abilities. They are the first to notice changes in their environment, such as the approach of Old Deuteronomy or Macavity, and they channel Old Deuteronomy's wisdom into Jemima during "The Moments of Happiness".
When not shadowing Tantomile, Coricopat will socialise with the other toms, however he is not mischievous like the kittens, indeed he is more likely to reprimand them for causing a disturbance.
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Coricopat has a fairly small vocal role; he shares most of his lines with Tantomile. He has a solo line in Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats in the 1998 movie. He and Tantomile often perform lifts and dance together, such as during Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats.
Coricopat and Tantomile are sometimes cut from smaller productions.
Coricopat's costume is generally as near identical to Tantomile's as possible. His costume is striped and hatched to suggest tabby markings, and also echoes the clouded moon featured on the set. The London costume initially used the actor's own hair rather than a wig, in time he and Tantomile developed identical short wigs with rolled ears sweeping up from the sideburns, similar to Cassandra's. In 2003 the styling was changed, rather than the rolls representing their ears, short tufty ears were added as well as the rolls. This double-eared look was replicated across all London-style productions. The original Broadway style, imitated by other productions in the 1980s and 1990s, gave the twins sleek fan-eared wigs.
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