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Admetus / Plato Edit

Admetus Vic Duet

UK based Admetus

De86 Plato Vic Silla Rumple

Broadway based Plato

Theories Edit

  • Admetus is a ginger and white short-haired stray.
  • Plato is a tabby.
  • Admetus and Macavity are in some way linked, perhaps as relations, or a split personality Jekyll/Hyde.

Relationships Edit

Alonzo Edit

Stuttgart Demeter Alonzo

Broadway-based Alonzo

Alonzo Robin Lake 2017

UK based Alonzo

Theories Edit

  • London-based Alonzo is a black and white spotted cat
  • Broadway-based Alonzo is a tabby alley cat.
  • Alonzo is possibly a black and white Turkish Van or a British shorthair due to the texture coloring of the coat.

Relationships Edit

Asparagus / Gus, the Theatre CatEdit

Berlin Munkus Gus

Asparagus, ensemble character

L0006 05 Gus Jelly

Gus, the Theatre Cat

Theories Edit

  • Asparagus is a long-haired sandy tabby.
  • In the film version, Asparagus is a separate character from Gus the Theatre Cat. Most fans consider them separate, Asparagus in the ensemble is much livelier and younger than Gus the Theatre Cat.
  • Asparagus the basic ensemble character is named "Peter" in the Broadway Revival.

Relationships Edit

Bill-Bailey / Tumblebrutus Edit

Hamburg Tumble 2

Theories Edit

  • Bill Bailey is a tabby and white kitten, with patches of tabby stripes and spots on a white body.
  • Possibly a Burmese cat breed, or a scruffy short-haired alleycat.
  • The name "Bill Bailey" is used for the ensemble character of Rum Tum Tugger in the Broadway revival, who is unrelated to the Bill Bailey/Tumblebrutus kitten.

RelationshipsEdit

Bombalurina Edit

Palladium Deme Bomba

Theories Edit

  • Bombalurina is a bright Torbie and white - her ginger colour exaggerated onstage, but she has patches of black stripes over a bright ginger, and a white bib.
  • Bombalurina and Demeter are sisters, who both were involved in Macavity's gang. Macavity was in an abusive relationship with Demeter, leading to conflicting emotions for Bombalurina.
  • Grizabella is Bombalurina and Demeter's mother, and abandoned them to continue her glamorous lifestyle. She inherited her looks and confidence from her mother, and she understands her but resents her abandoning them.
  • Bombalurina is possibly a Somali cat breed.


RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be mates.
  • Bustopher Jones: might be a close friend of his, might be a fan along with Jennyanydots and Jellylorum but not so much as she is a fan of Tugger.
  • Coricopat: may be her son with Macavity his father.
  • Demeter: There is much debate about the relationship between these two. There is speculation that they might be sisters, mother and daughter, mates, or close friends. Depending on the age of each cat in the production, Demeter may be seen as Bombalurina's mother or vice versa.
  • Electra: might be Bombalurina's cousin, or close friend.
  • Gus: might be a relation of Gus the Theatre Cat
  • Grizabella: might be Bombalurina's mother
  • Jennyanydots: might be Bombalurina's mother
  • Macavity: There is debate about the relationship of these characters. Fans speculate that Macavity may be Bombalurina's father, brother, or mate. What is for sure is that Bombalurina knows a lot about Macavity, and is less afraid of him than Demeter is.
  • Munkustrap: might be mates.
  • Pouncival: might be mates. Pouncival is seen flirting with Bombalurina
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be mates. Bombalurina flirts with him during his solo, and they dance the pas de deux.
  • Sillabub: might be Bombalurina's niece, daughter, or friend.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Bombalurina's father.

Bustopher Jones Edit

De02 16

Theories Edit

  • Bustopher Jones is a well-fed, plush black short-hair, with a white bib and white paws (his white "spats")
  • Bustopher Jones is possibly a British or Exotic Shorthair or an oversized Bombay cat breed.

Relationships Edit

Carbucketty / Pouncival Edit

Film Pouncival 1

Theories Edit

  • Carbucketty is a tabby and white kitten/teen.
  • Carbucketty and Bill Bailey (or Pouncival and Tumblebrutus) are best friends, and one is the youngest kitten in the tribe, the other is older. Which is which depends on the production.

RelationshipsEdit

Cassandra Edit

UK15 Cassandra Paris promo

Theories Edit

  • Cassandra is some form of exotic breed, possibly Abysinnian, Siamese, Havana Brown, or Burmese.


RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be mates. This is indicated onstage in UK-based productions.
  • Coricopat: might be relatives, mates, or good friends.
  • Exotica: might be her daughter or they may be sisters.
  • Mistoffelees: might be mates as in some productions they are paired during the Pas De Deux.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be her father.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be mates.
  • Tantomile: might be relatives or good friends.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be mates.

Coricopat Edit

Cori Tant Corey Emily 2016 a

TheoriesEdit

  • Coricopat and Tantomile are strongly marked Tabby and white. He has less white on his bib than Tantomile. They are almost identical.
  • Coricopat and Tantomile are possibly of the Abysinnian, Burmese, or Somali cat breed.
  • Coricopat and Tantomile are mystical, psychic, or magical in some way.

RelationshipsEdit

Demeter Edit

L14 Demeter Munkus

Theories Edit

  • Demeter is a Torbie and white - her costume design is stylised but shows black stripes and patches over a golden ginger base, with a white bib.
  • Bombalurina and Demeter are sisters, who both were involved in Macavity's gang. Macavity was in an abusive relationship with Demeter.
  • Grizabella is Bombalurina and Demeter's mother, and abandoned them to continue her glamorous lifestyle. Demeter has a lot of empathy for Grizabella, but lacks the confidence to displease Bombalurina by reaching out to her.
  • Demeter is possibly a Somali, Turkish Angora, or mixed cat breed.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be mates. This is indicated onstage in Broadway-based productions.
  • Bombalurina: There is much debate about the relationship between these two. There is speculation that they might be sisters, mother and daughter, mates, or close friends. Depending on the age of each cat in the production, Demeter may be seen as Bombalurina's mother or vice versa.
  • Coricopat:might be mates
  • Electra: might be cousins or close friends.
  • Electra: might be mother of Electra, by Munkustrap.
  • Grizabella: might be Demeter's mother.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Demeter's mother.
  • Jemima: might be Demeter's daughter, or adoptive daughter, possibly by Macavity. might be sisters or just good friends.
  • Macavity: Macavity has an abusive past with Demeter, and in the Matinee Lines he tells her "I'll be back for you!"
  • Mistoffelees: might be mother of Mistoffelees, by Macavity
  • Munkustrap: might be mates. This is indicated onstage in UK-based productions.
  • Rumpleteazer: might be good friends.
  • Skimbleshanks : might be Demeter's father.
  • Victoria: might be Victoria's mother, by Macavity.

Electra Edit

Electra Jenny Leah Sue Susie McKenna L9712

Theories Edit

  • Electra is a dark Torbie without white patches.
  • Electra is possibly an Ocicat, a Somali, or a short-haired scruffy mog.

RelationshipsEdit

Etcetera Edit

Etcetera Charlotte Peck London 1995

Theories Edit

  • Etcetera is a dilute Tabby and White. Possibly a very light colored bengal or mixed breed.

RelationshipsEdit

Exotica Edit

Exotica-0

Theories Edit

  • Exotica may be Abysinnian, like Cassandra, or Siamese, Havana Brown, or Sokoke cat breed as she is later seen having a tabby gray coloring.
  • Exotica is a house cat who is not allowed outside, she is only seen in the junkyard when she escapes.

Relationships Edit

George Edit

Moscow George 1

Theories Edit

  • George is a Tabby and white.
  • George is sometimes mistaken for Bill Bailey/Tumblebrutus, but he typically has patches on both eyes not just one.

Relationships Edit

  • Bill Bailey: might be brothers, or good friends
  • Rumpleteazer: he might have a crush on her.
  • Tantomile: might good friends or have a crush on her.
  • Victor: might be brothers, or good friends

Griddlebone Edit

L9406 22 Growltiger Griddlebone

Theories Edit

  • Griddlebone is an agent of Macavity's - she was sent to distract Growltiger to allow the Siamese to get close enough to attack. This is why she escapes with ease.
  • She may be entirely mythical, and never have existed.
  • Griddlebone is possibly an all-white Turkish Van, Persian, or British longhair.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Growltiger: They are always portrayed as lovers, but this may not be sincere on her part.
  • Macavity: might be mates. She is described as an agent of his.

Grizabella Edit

Joanna Ampil as Grizabella Photo Alessandro Pinna

Theories Edit

  • Grizabella is a sandy tabby.
  • Babygriz, that we see in the ensemble at the start of the show, is actually Grizabella re-born from the Heaviside layer as an innocent, joyful kitten. She doesn't remember her past but she treasures her youth and beauty. What happens after the end of the show is actually shown in the beginning.
  • Grizabella is possibly a Sokoke, a Nebelung or a Laperm cat breed.

RelationshipsEdit

Growltiger Edit

Uk15 16 Growltiger

TheoriesEdit

  • Growltiger might have existed, or he might be a mythical character.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Griddlebone: might be lovers, she might be a decoy to distract him.

Jellylorum Edit

L0006 05 Gus Jelly

Theories Edit

  • Jellylorum is a dilute tabby and white.

RelationshipsEdit

Jemima Edit

Jemima Alex Jay Alessandro pinna

Theories Edit

  • Jemima is a Tortie and white.
  • Jemima, Demeter, Bombalurina and Tugger all live with the same humans who like to put spiked collars on their cats to help protect them. Bombalurina, Demeter and Jemima are related but Tugger is not.
  • Jemima is possibly a Turkish Angora, Somali, or a mixed breed.
  • Jemima and Electra are related to Skimbleshanks, Possibly their father.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be mates or siblings, as they are flirting at the Ball.
  • Bombalurina: might be Jemima's mother, sister, aunt or friend because of the similar markings.
  • Demeter: might be Jemima's mother, sister, aunt or friend because of their interactions and colors.
  • Coricopat: might be Jemima's mate or brother
  • Electra: might be sisters or close friends.
  • Etcetera: might be close friends.
  • Grizabella: might be her mother or grandmother, as Jemima is the first to reach out to her and to empathize with her.
  • Jellylorum: might be Jemima's mother.
  • Jennyanydots: might be Jemima's mother or grandmother.
  • Macavity: might be Jemima's father due to Macavity's history with Demeter, and inherited psychic powers.
  • Mistoffelees: might be siblings, mates or close friends. (Main Article: Jemistoffelees)
  • Munkustrap: might be Jemima's father. might be mates due to the sweet interactions or similar markings.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be her father or grandfather, seeing that she has a connection with him and he chooses her to understand the meaning of "Moments of Happiness".
  • Pouncival: might be siblings or mates, as they are often seen together.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be siblings or mates, or he is her uncle. Tugger is seen interacting with her throughout, seeming to single her out from the other kittens.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be Jemima's father or grandfather, as he is seen pulling Jemima back from Grizabella, holding her.
  • Tantomile:might be her sister.
  • Tumblebrutus: might be siblings or mates, as they are seen together during the Pas de Deux.
  • Victoria: Might be close friends or siblings, as they are often together.

Jennyanydots Edit

Palladium 14 promo Jenny 2

Theories Edit

  • Jennyanydots is specified as a Tabby - "Her coat is of the tabby kind, with tiger stripes and leopard spots"
  • Jennyanydots is possibly an Ocicat or a Scottish Fold.

RelationshipsEdit

Macavity Edit

Uk15 18 Macavity

Theories Edit

  • Macavity is specified as "...a ginger cat, he's very tall and thin"
  • Macavity has magical abilities, such as levitation and invisibility. This has led to the theory he might be related to the other magical cats, Mistoffelees, Coricopat, Tantomile and Jemima.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be rivals for Demeter
  • Bombalurina: might be Macavity's daughter with Demeter. might have been lovers. Bombalurina is shown to have a slightly different opinion than Demeter, she finds Macavity more attractive, and less frightening.
  • Coricopat: might be Macavity's son
  • Demeter: They have an abusive history, in the Matinee Lines while kidnapping Old Deuteronomy, Macavity says "I'll be back for you!" to Demeter. Demeter is petrified of Macavity, and assumes and startling noise is his return.
  • Mistoffelees: might be Macavity's son, due them both having a magical ability. might be brothers.
  • Munkustrap: might be brothers. might be rivals for Demeter.
  • Old Deuteronomy: might be Macavity's father, or Grandfather.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: might be brothers.
  • Tantomile:might be his daughter.

Mistoffelees Edit

Misto Ensemble London 1994

Theories Edit

  • Mistoffelees is described as "black from his ears to the tip of his tail", however we see him onstage as a Black and White/Tuxedo cat. Fans use either version of his appearance.
  • If he is all black, he might be a Bombay or an all- black Turkish Angora cat breed or a mixed breed cat.

RelationshipsEdit

Mungojerrie Edit

Uk15 10 Mungo Rumple

Theories Edit

  • Mungojerrie is a Tabby and white, very similar in appearance to Rumpleteazer. Possibly a Bengal cat breed.
  • He and Rumpleteazer may have had connections with Macavity at some point, given their personalities and interactions with him onstage.

RelationshipsEdit

Munkustrap Edit

Uk15 11 Cast

Theories Edit

  • Munkustrap is a short-haired Silver Tabby.
  • Munkustrap and Tugger are confirmed as Old Deuteronomy's sons in UK-based productions.
  • There is a further theory that Macavity is also their brother, and his estrangement and anger is the cause of him kidnapping his father.
  • Munkustrap is possibly an Egyptian Mau or a Turkish Angora cat breed.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be Munkustrap's brother or mate.
  • Cassandra: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in Broadway-based productions.
  • Demeter: might be mates - this is indicated onstage in UK-based productions.
  • Electra: might be Munkustrap's daughter by Demeter.
  • Grizabella: might be Munkustrap's mother.
  • Jemima: might be Munkustrap's daughter, or adopted daughter. might be Munkustrap's mate.
  • Macavity: might be Munkustrap's brother.
  • Mistoffelees: might be his son by Demeter, or his nephew.
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Old Deuteronomy is Munkustrap's father.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: confirmed in UK productions that Rum Tum Tugger is Munkustrap's brother.
  • Rumpleteazer: might be mates.
  • Victoria: might be Munkustrap's daughter by Demeter.

Old Deuteronomy Edit

L9011 Old Deut Kittens

Theories Edit

  • Old Deuteronomy is a long-haired silver tabby. Possibly a Nebelung, Norwegian Forest, or a Turkish Angora cat breed.
  • Old Deuteronomy has had many wives, and consequently many children. It is suggested most of the tribe are related to him in one way or another.
  • It is confirmed in UK productions that Old Deuteronomy is father to both Munkustrap and Rum Tum Tugger
  • Fans speculate further that Macavity is also their brother, and it is his estranged son who kidnaps Old Deuteronomy.
  • The Broadway revival names Deuteronomy's ensemble costume "Victor", unrelated to the cat of that name.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Coricopat: might be Old Deuteronomy's son or grandson.
  • Grizabella: might have been mates or friends.
  • Gus the Theatre Cat: might be close friends.
  • Jemima: might be Old Deuteronomy's daughter or granddaughter.
  • Macavity: might be Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Mistoffelees: might be nephew, or grandson.
  • Munkustrap: confirmed in UK productions that Munkustrap is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Rum Tum Tugger: confirmed in UK productions that Rum Tum Tugger is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Skimbleshanks: might be good friends.
  • Tantomile: might be his daughter or grandaughter.
  • Victoria: might be daughter or granddaughter.

Rum Tum Tugger (Rockstar) Edit

UK Tour 4 Tugger 1

Theories Edit

  • Rum Tum Tugger is a long-haired dark tabby, possibly with Maine Coon, Norwegian Forest, or Turkish Angora cat genetics.
  • It is confirmed in UK - based productions that Munkustrap and Tugger are Old Deuteronomy's sons.
  • There is speculation among both actors and fans of the 2016 Broadway revival that there is some sort of rocky relationship between Tugger and Skimbleshanks, often one that changes every night (heated enemies, good friends, lovers...)
  • Broadway Revival names Tugger's ensemble costume as "Bill Bailey", unrelated to the kitten of that name.

RelationshipsEdit

  • Alonzo: might be brothers.
  • Bombalurina: might be mates.
  • Coricopat: might be cousins or his nephew
  • Demeter: Might be friends but Demeter has little patience for Tugger's antics.
  • Etcetera: might be mates, or Etcetera's idol.
  • Exotica: might be mates.
  • Jemima: might be mates, or siblings or uncle.
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Rum Tum Tugger is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Macavity: might be brothers.
  • Mistoffelees: might be related or mates. They have an unusual relationship, Misto is the only younger cat to not be impressed with Tugger's antics, yet Tugger is in awe of Misto's abilities and sings his solo. Main article: Tugstoffelees
  • Munkustrap: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger and Munkustrap are brothers.
  • Tantomile: Tantomile is attracted to Rum Tum Tugger, might be cousins or his niece
  • Victoria : might be siblings, or a fan.


Rum Tum Tugger (Street Cat) Edit

Palladium Tugger 2

Theories Edit

  • Street Cat Tugger is a bright golden tabby.
  • Street Cat Tugger is actually Rockstar Tugger's wayward son.

Relationships Edit

  • Demeter: might be mates, more so than Rockstar Tugger
  • Mungojerrie: close friends, very similar personalities.
  • Munkustrap: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger and Munkustrap are brothers.
  • Old Deuteronomy: confirmed in UK productions that Tugger is Old Deuteronomy's son.
  • Rumpleteazer: might be mates.

Rumpleteazer Edit

Uk15 10 Mungo Rumple

Theories Edit

  • Rumpleteazer is a tabby and white. Possibly a Bengal cat breed.
  • She and Mungojerrie may have had connections with Macavity at some point, given their personalities and interactions with him onstage.

RelationshipsEdit

Skimbleshanks Edit

Stuttgart Skimble 1

Theories Edit

  • Skimbleshanks is a ginger cat, with "Glass green eyes" and a "Long brown tail".
  • Skimbleshanks is possibly a Scottish Straight cat breed, due to his accent
  • There is speculation among both actors and fans of the 2016 Broadway revival that there is some sort of rocky relationship between Skimbleshanks and Tugger, often one that changes every night (heated enemies, good friends, lovers...)

RelationshipsEdit

Tantomile Edit

L0102 Cori Tant

TheoriesEdit

  • As the "Psychic Twins" and "Witch's cats" the twins display magical abilities. This suggests they might be related to the other magical cats - Mistoffelees, Macavity, and Jemima.
  • Tantomile and Coricopat are possibly an Abysinnian, a Burmese, or a Somali cat breed.

RelationshipsEdit

Victor Edit

London Bill Victor 2

Theories Edit

  • Victor is a dark tabby.
  • Victor is tall and appears adult, but acts like a kitten.

Relationships Edit

Victoria Edit

Uk15 03 Victoria

TheoriesEdit

  • Some fans think she might be a deaf/mute, because in real life, solid white cats are often deaf. She also doesn't sing.
  • Victoria is possibly a Burmilla cat breed despite that the breed consists of an all white or light color with minimum color markings or an all-white Turkish Angora.


RelationshipsEdit

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