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The UK Tour IV (also known as UK/European Tour) started on the 9th February 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland. It toured the UK, Italy, Belgium, Turkey and Greece. The final performance was in Tel Aviv, Israel, on 15th November 2014, prior to the commencement of rehearsals for the December 2014 London Palladium production.

Technically, the London Palladium run was an extended stop of the tour; practically speaking, however, the Palladium had significant alterations made to it that earn it recognition as a separate production.

Production SpecificsEdit

The production was mostly based on the 3rd UK Tour, with some modifications made to the set.

Firstly, the set was slightly modified, with several elements changed or removed. Rather than the descending steps for Grizabella's ascent to the Heaviside layer, the tour used the "UFO" set for the chandelier rig. Also removed were Mistoffelees' rope entrance and the trapeze in Jellicle Songs. Otherwise, the tour set (NAP 16) was indistinguishable from the previous one used on the UK Tour.

The number of cats in the ensemble (22 in total; no Electra) and the orchestration were the same as on the former tour.

Tour Dates Edit

City Theatre Dates
Edinburgh Playhouse 04/02/2013 - 02/03/2013
Aberdeen His Majesty's 04/03/2014 - 16/03/2013
Wolverhampton Grand 18/03/2013 - 30/03/2013
Manchester Opera House 01/04/2013 - 20/04/2013
Bradford Alhambra 22/04/2013 - 04/05/2013
Hull New Theatre 06/05/2013 - 18/05/2013
Sunderland Empire 27/05/2013 - 08/06/2013
Southampton Mayflower 10/06/2013 - 22/06/2013
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre 24/06/2013 - 06/07/2013
Woking New Victoria 08/07/2013 - 20/07/2013
Oostende, Belgium 29/07/2013 - 17/08/2013
Dublin, Ireland Bord Gais 19/08/2013 - 08/09/2013
Glasgow King's Theatre 16/09/2013 - 28/09/2013
Northampton Royal & Derngate 30/09/2013 - 05/10/2013
Bristol Hippodrome 15/10/2013 - 26/10/2013
Stoke-on-Trent Regent 28/10/2013 - 02/11/2013
Belfast Grand Opera House 05/11/2013 - 16/11/2013
Liverpool Empire 26/11/2013 - 07/12/2013
Oxford New Theatre 17/12/2013 - 05/01/2014
Norwich Theatre Royal 02/04/2014 - 12/04/2014
Dunfermline Alhambra 28/04/2014 - 03/05/2014
Wimbledon New Wimbledon 06/05/2014 - 17/05/2014
Eastbourne Devonshire Park 20/05/2014 - 31/05/2014
Barnstaple Queen's 29/05/2014 - 31/05/2014
Newcastle Theatre Royal 01/07/2014 - 12/07/2014
Plymouth Theatre Royal 21/07/2014 - 26/07/2014
Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre 28/07/2014 - 09/08/2014
Torquay 18/08/2014 - 30/08/2014
Birmingham Hippodrome 09/09/2014 - 27/09/2014
Monaco 01/10/2014 - 04/10/2014
Lisbon, Portugal 08/10/2014 - 19/10/2014
Tel Aviv, Israel Tel Aviv Performing Arts Centre 05/11/2014 - 15/11/2014
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Set NAP 16 at the New Wimbledon Theatre

Creative Team Edit

Associate Director: Chrissie Cartwright

Choreographer: Gillian Lynne

Resident Director: Marina Stevenson

Set Designer: Raymond Huessy (after John Napier)

Dance Captain: Lizzi Franklin (2013), Ryan Gover (2014)

Cast Edit

UK Tour 4 Group 4

2013 cast

Role Cast
February 2013
Admetus / Macavity Cameron Ball
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat James Darch
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Paul F Monaghan
Bill Bailey Will Lucas
Bombalurina Melissa James
Carbucketty Joel Morris
Cassandra Jessica Buckby
Coricopat Richard Astbury
Demeter Lily Frazer
Grizabella Joanna Ampil
Jellylorum Clare Rickard
Jemima Dawn Williams
Jennyanydots Alice Redmond
Mistoffelees Joseph Poulton
Mungojerrie Barnaby Thompson
Munkustrap Ben Palmer
Old Deuteronomy Nicholas Pound
Rumpleteaser Katie Warsop
Rum Tum Tugger Oliver Savile
Skimbleshanks Ross Finnie
Tantomile Lizzi Franklin
Victoria Alicia Beck
Walking Cover Barry Haywood
Swing Matthew Caputo
Swing Collette Coleman
Swing Ian Parsons
Swing Freya Rowley
Swing Francesca Whiffin
Role Cast
February 2014
Admetus / Macavity Cameron Ball
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Adam Lake
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Paul F Monaghan
Bill Bailey Adam Salter
Bombalurina Charlene Ford
Carbucketty Joel Morris
Cassandra Cassie Clare
Coricopat Richard Astbury
Demeter Lily Frazer
Grizabella Joanna Ampil
Jellylorum Clare Rickard
Jemima Natasha Mould
Jennyanydots Alice Redmond
Mistoffelees Joseph Poulton
Mungojerrie Benjamin Yates
Munkustrap Ben Palmer
Old Deuteronomy Nicholas Pound
Rumpleteaser Dawn Williams
Rum Tum Tugger Filippo Strocchi
Skimbleshanks Ross Finnie
Tantomile Freya Rowley
Victoria Alicia Beck
Walking Cover Barry Haywood
Swing Ryan Gover
Swing Alice Jane Murray
Swing Grace McKee
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Libby Watts

The 2014 Cast Change took place halfway through the two week run in Wimbledon.

Role Cast
Wimbledon, from 12th May 2014
Admetus / Macavity Cameron Ball
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Adam Lake
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones Paul F Monaghan
Bill Bailey Adam Salter
Bombalurina Charlene Ford
Carbucketty Joel Morris / Jack Allen
Cassandra Cassie Clare
Coricopat Benjamin Mundy
Demeter Zizi Strallen
Grizabella Sophia Ragavelas
Jellylorum Clare Rickard
Jemima Natasha Mould
Jennyanydots Abigail Jaye
Mistoffelees Joseph Poulton
Mungojerrie Benjamin Yates / Barnaby Thompson
Munkustrap Callum Train
Old Deuteronomy Nicholas Pound
Rumpleteaser Dawn Williams
Rum Tum Tugger Filippo Strocchi
Skimbleshanks Ross Finnie
Tantomile Kathryn Barnes
Victoria Hannah Kenna Thomas
Walking Cover Barry Haywood
Swing Ryan Gover
Swing Alice Jane
Swing Grace McKee
Swing Dane Quixall
Swing Libby Watts

Media and Press Edit

Interview with Charlene Ford about becoming Bombalurina

Bournemouth - interview with Callum Train and Clare Rickard

Interview with Marina Stevenson, Tel Aviv, Israel, November 2014

Cats Press Launch London Palladium 201409:24

Cats Press Launch London Palladium 2014

UK Tour cast 2014 performing at the press launch for the London run

2013 cast at the Olivier Awards03:55

2013 cast at the Olivier Awards

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