Some productions, notably the Japanese productions, do not use the numberplate to identify their sets, and so are not included in this list.
Original Set. Used for: Original London Production. Maintained by Kimpton Walker Ltd / Alan Walker.
New London Theatre, London
Used for: New York 1982-2000. Produced by Raymond Huessy and John Napier.
Winter Garden Theater, New York
Used for: Vienna 1983-1990. Recreated by John Napier himself.
Used for: Toronto 1985-1987. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy.
Used for: Sydney 1985-1987. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy.
HH NAP 9Edit
Used for: Hamburg 1986-2001. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy.
Used for: Melbourne 1987-1989
US Tour IIIEdit
US Tour VEdit
Used for: US Tour V. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy. Inflatable set.
US Tour VEdit
NAP 12 (Amsterdam)Edit
Used for: Amsterdam. Reproduced by Paul Gallis.
Amsterdam 1987, 1988, 1992Edit
NAP 12 (UK) Edit
UK Tour 1989Edit
NAP 14 (Paris)Edit
Used for: Paris 1989-1990. Reproduced by Paul Gallis.
NAP 14 (UK) Edit
Used for: UK Tour II. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy
UK Tour 1993-1995Edit
NAP 15 / TSE 1Edit
Used for: Antwerp 1996, Filmed Production 1997, Stuttgart 2001, Berlin 2002-2004, Düsseldorf 2004-2005, German Tour 2005-2006. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy. When Cats transferred from Stuttgart to Berlin, Christoph Weyers altered and updated the set. The plate also reads "HUESSY 11" in smaller text beneath.
For the filmed production, they changed the number plate to TSE 1 because of the writer T.S. Eliot. However, on some shots the NAP 15 plate is used. The film was recorded in 1997, and released in 1998. The video set was actually mixed from different sets, mostly from NAP 14 and NAP 15.
German Tour 2005-2006Edit
Used for: UK Tour III, Brazil 2010, UK Tour IV. Reproduced by Raymond Huessy. As well as NAP 16 in bold letters, the numberplate also reads "HUESSY12" in much smaller text beneath. The initials at the top have been altered during the run. Produced by Scena Pro
UK Tour 2003-2009Edit
UK Tour 2013-2014Edit
Dutch Tour 2006-2007Edit
Used for: Royal Carribean/Oasis of the Seas Production. Reproduced by Alan Walker.
Oasis of the Seas 2014-2020 Edit
Used for: German Tent Tour 2010-2013. Reproduced by Alan Walker.
German Tent Tour 2010-2013 Edit
For the 2014 London Palladium production, a new set has been created using modified elements mostly from NAP 19 but also from NAP 16 and new material. In initial press reports the licence plate was mentioned as reading "NAP 19", however by the first previews it read "NAP 70", presumably in honour of John Napier's 70th birthday. The plate also reads "Gritty Kitty G.B."
The set has been used at the London Palladium and the Blackpool Opera House. It has been created under the supervision of Alan Walker.
London 2014-2015 Edit
Blackpool 2015 Edit
London 2015-2016 Edit
Broadway 2016 Edit
For the Broadway production, the set has been slightly altered by Alan Walker who originally created this set.
NAP 70 (Paris) Edit
For the 2015 Paris production, Alan Walker created a full replica of the London Palladium set which even reads the same sign on the number plate (NAP 70 - Gritty Kitty GB).
Paris 2015-2016 Edit
NAP 15 (Australia) Edit
This set was previously used for Australian-based productions like the Asia-Pacific Tour (2007-2010) and the Asian Tour (2014-2015). It used to have different plates for each venue the tour visited (e.g. J-AR 12). For the 2015/2016 Australia/New Zealand Tour, which is based on the London Palladium production, the plate was changed to "NAP 15" (year 2015) although it's not the same set as the previous "NAP 15" set that was used in Belgium, Germany and Switzerland,.
AU/NZ Tour 2015-2016 Edit
NAP 13R Edit
Used for: UK/Europe Tour 2016. Created under the supervision of Alan Walker. The number plate features "NAP13R" which is used for a model of the junkyard shown in the John Napier exhibition. Shows the "Gritty Kitty" in smaller letters beneath.