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Tantomile is a character in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. She, along with Coricopat, are the mystical twins.


Telepathic, Suspicious, Sensitive

Along with her twin Coricopat, Tantomile is believed to be psychic. They are often the first to sense changes, such as the approach of Old Deuteronomy or Grizabella. She is mysterious and quiet, staying mostly with Coricopat, and Cassandra or Exotica in the film. As with almost all the other girls, she is attracted to the Rum Tum Tugger.

Role Edit

Strong dancer with good ballet training.
Tantomile is principally a dancing role. She shares most of her lines with Coricopat, with the exception of her line in Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats in the 1998 movie. She also tries to touch Grizabella to accept her back into the tribe and waves goodbye to her when she is going to the Heaviside layer to be reborn.

One of the most remarkable elements of Tantomile's role is her uncanny synchronised movements with Coricopat.

Coricopat & Tantomile Gif

Appearance Edit

Tantomile's costume is generally near identical to Coricopat's, with the exception of her red lipstick. Her costume is striped and hatched to suggest tabby markings and echo the clouded moon featured on the set. The London costume initially used the actor's own hair rather than a wig, in time the twins developed identical short wigs with rolled ears sweeping up from the sideburns. In 2003 the styling was changed, rather than the rolls representing their ears, short tufty ears were added as well as the rolls. This double-eared look was replicated across all London-style productions. The original Broadway style, imitated by other productions in the 1980s and 1990s, gave the twins sleek fan-eared wigs.

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Trivia Edit

  • In the production of cats in Japan, the role of the twin Tantomile is named Cassandra and vice versa.

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