Production Specifics Edit
The show was somewhat based on the Broadway version of the show, with a cast that consisted of 22 cats (there was no Electra). Also the characters had their American names - Sillabub, Tumblebrutus, Plato and Pouncival. Unlike the Broadway production, Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer sang their own song rather than Mistoffelees narrating. Also the costumes and make-up had their own style, which was used for almost all Asian and Australian productions.
The show moved to Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne in 1987 with a partly new cast.
The Australian version of the show was the base for the Hamburg production which became one of Germany's most successful musicals and had the same production team, including David Taylor as the director and Jo-Anne Robinson as Associate Choreographer.
Creative Team Edit
Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Assistant Choreographer: Jo-Anne Robinson
Set Designer: Raymond Huessy (after John Napier )
Production Musical Director: Tony Hatch
Producers: Cameron Mackintosh, Really Useful Company, Adelaide Festive Centre, Challenge Corporate Services and MLC Theatre Royal
Cast Recording Edit
A cast recording, conducted by Peter Casey, had been released in 1985. It's the only English recording of Cats that includes 'The Awful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles'.