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Cats played at the Capitol Theater in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 3rd April 2004 - 27th March 2005. The second Düsseldorf cast went on tour through Germany and Switzerland afterwards.

Production Specifics Edit

Düsseldorf was the fourth German production (after Hamburg, Stuttgart and Berlin) of Cats. The set was NAP 15, which had already been used for Antwerp (Belgium), Stuttgart and Berlin by this time; the score was the same one that was used for the UK Tour III which made Düsseldorf the first German production to include The Ballad of Billy McCaw instead of the Italian area In Una Tepida Notte.

When the production started, the show was intended to stay in Düsseldorf for just a few months as part of a tour. After the huge success that Cats had in Düsseldorf, the producers Maik Klokow (Stage Entertainment) and Thomas Krauth (then-owner of the Capitol Theater) decided to extend the run. After one year, the show finally continued on tour.

Dusseldorf 04 Skimble Bill 2556-06

Costumes and make-up were based on the Berlin production (mostly Hamburg/Stuttgart based unitards and UK based wigs and make-up design). The costumes made specifically for this production have a unique air-brushed look, suggesting that the wardrobe department experimented with new techniques for the difficult process of dyeing and painting the unitards. While these new costumes are rather elegant, the style is notably different from the sketchy look common in the London-style costumes, which meant as they were mixed in to the ensemble it lacked a cohesive style.

TheatreEdit

Cats played at the Capitol Theater in Düsseldorf.

Creative Team Edit

Director: Chrissie Cartwright (after Trevor Nunn)

TV performance of Selma Rudalics & Markus Giess04:21

TV performance of Selma Rudalics & Markus Giess

Choreographer: Gillian Lynne, assisted by Chrissie Cartwright

Assistant Director: Fergus Logan

Resident Director: Jacqui Dunnley-Wendt

Dance Captain: Karin Michelle Sang

Assistant Dance Captain: Giuliano Mercoli

Musical Director: Heiko Lippmann

Translation by: Michael Kunze

Set Designer: Christoph Weyers & Raymond Huessy (after John Napier)

Make-up Designer: Karen Dawson

Associate Sound Designer: Greg Pink

Associate Lightning Designer: Howard Eaton (after David Hersey)

Producer: Joop Van Den Ende - Stage Entertainment

Cast Edit

Role Cast
March 2004
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Dominik Hofbauer
Asparagus / Bustopher Mürr Claus Dam
Bombalurina Rachel Marshall
Cassandra Constanze Möricke
Coricopat Christian de Varas
Demeter Abigail Rosser
Electra Laura Glew
Grizabella Nadja Solovieva
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Maaike Schuurmans
Jenny Fleckenreich / Gumbie Katz Colleen Besett
Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson
Mungojerrie Markus Geiss
Munkustrap Mathias Sanders
Old Deuteronomy John Wiseman
Plato / Macavity Vanni Viscusi
Pouncival Drew McOnie
Rum Tum Tugger John Partridge
Rumpleteazer Selma Rudalics
Sillabub Marides Lazo
Skimbleshanks Ralf Schaedler
Tantomile Patricia Meeden
Tumblebrutus Daymon Montaigne-Jones
Victoria Tiziana Doneda
Swing Michelle Marier
Swing Karin Sang
Swing Bridie Rack
Swing Petra Madita Kübitz
Swing Francesca Taverni
Swing Hanny Aden
Swing Gido Schimanski
Swing Stephan Zenker
Swing Thomas Margies
Swing Damo
Swing Jason Scerri
Swing Daniel Chrétien
Swing Christian Schleicher

Sept / October 2004

Grizabella - Cornelia Drese

Bombalurina - Florence Kasumba

Swing - Barbara Tartaglia

Dec 04 / Jan 05

Swing - Natalie Holtom

Swing - Giuliano Mercoli

Swing - LaSinga Koloamatangi


Feb 2005 Edit

This cast went on tour after the Düsseldorf production closed end March 2005.

Role Cast
February 2005
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Dominik Hofbauer
Asparagus / Bustopher Mürr Claus Dam
Bombalurina Florence Kasumba
Cassandra E'Lia Eleonora Bonin
Coricopat Christian de Varas
Demeter Lada Kummer
Electra Laura Glew
Grizabella Maaike Schuurmans
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Eva Gullvag Aasgard
Jenny Fleckenreich / Gumbie Katz Patricia Gressley
Mistoffelees Mark John Richardson
Mungojerrie Markus Geiss
Munkustrap Jack Rebaldi
Old Deuteronomy Reinhard Brussmann
Plato / Macavity Vanni Viscusi
Pouncival Andrea Casati
Rum Tum Tugger Arne Stephan
Rumpleteazer Selma Rudalics
Sillabub Marides Lazo
Skimbleshanks Uli Scherbel
Tantomile Patricia Meeden
Tumblebrutus Daymon Montaigne-Jones
Victoria Karen Williams
Swing Michelle Marier
Swing Karin Sang
Swing Ellen Wawrzyniak
Swing Gemma West
Swing Monica Gugganig
Swing Caroline Sommer
Swing Stephan Zenker
Swing Andrew Waters
Swing Damo
Swing Giuliano Mercoli
Swing Brian Bowley

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