Plato is a cat in the musical Cats. His name is mentioned in "The Naming of Cats". Plato's main function in the stage show is as the identity of the actor who also plays Macavity. Plato originated in the Broadway production, in which many characters were re-named from the original London production. Most subsequent productions copied Broadway.
|“||Friendly, Easygoing, Protective||”|
|“||Very good dancer. Ensemble baritone. Pas de deux with good strength in lifts.||”|
Plato has two distinct different designs. The original Broadway design has a lot of grey and browns, with very few distinctive features apart from white stripes on his thighs. The same basic design was used for Victor in the London production. Photos of Plato are quite rare, as the actor was far more often photographed as Macavity.
In the 1998 film of Cats, many of the Broadway names were used while the costume designs were the London costumes. Since then, the London design for Admetus is often used for Plato. London-style Plato/Admetus is a ginger/Light Brown and White tom. He has elegant eyeliner/eyebrows and brown 'patches' beneath his brows. He has a white belly with black and ginger tabby patterning, often with similar coloured fur over his shoulders.