|“||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.
|“||Strong dancer with good ballet training.||”|
One of the most remarkable elements of Tantomile's role is her uncanny synchronised movements with Coricopat.
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 also echoes the clouded moon featured on the set. The London costume initially used the actor's own hair rather than a wig, but 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.
- In the production of cats in Japan, the role of the twin Tantomile is named Cassandra and vice versa.
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