Frank Thompson - Artistic Director, Betty Wivell Academy, London.
Cats History Edit
London - 05/1992 - Swing
London - 11/1992 - Swing
UK Tour - 11/1993 - Swing
Laine Theatre Arts
As a performer includes- Edit
War and Peace - Coliseum
La Cava - Bromley & Piccadilly Theatre
The Pajama Game - Victoria Palace
Hey Mr Producer - Lyceum
Cats - New London & UK Tour
Sunset Boulevard - Adelphi
Choreograhic work includes-Edit
No One in the World, A Chorus LIne, MGM and The Styne Way (all London Palladium)
The Ultimate Knees Up, Cinderella and Mother Goose (all Hackney Empire)
The Fleet's In (Theatre Royal Drury Lane)- Carousel (Guildhall at the Barbican)
Resident Choreographer at the Miss Saigon School.
Resident Choreographer for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium)
Resident Children's Director on The Sound of Music
Resident Choreographer on the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Roles in Cats:Edit
Frank Thompson first played Admetus and Macavity in London. After many contracts as a swing, he was cast as "Rumpus Cat " in the 1998 Film of the musical. He was also in the ensemble, as an unnamed chorus cat. At some point, the fan community decided to name this chorus character "Admetus". However Admetus is the alternate name for Plato, and this chorus cat bears no resemblance to him. The unnamed character is actually George, who is notable in the London production for playing Rumpus Cat, and having a relatively indistinct costume consisting of random, loose hatching. His only defining characteristics are the strong markings in his wig, one brown ear, one black ear, with white bangs between.