Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now.
Did You Know?
The cast, dancers and singers were drawn together from the various stage productions of the musical. Examples of this include Elaine Page
, who originated the role of 'Grizabella' in London; Ken Page
, who originated 'Old Deuteronomy' on Broadway; Sir John Mills
as 'Gus The Theatre Cat', Michael Gruber
as 'Munkustrap'; John Partridge
as 'The Rum Tum Tugger'; Jo Gibb
as 'Rumpleteazer'; and Susan Jane Tanner
as 'Jellylorum', who also originated the role in London. See more
In the Macavity song with Demeter and Bombalurina, Demeter's left legging changes from being pulled up or down by her ankle between shots. See more
It was... Mungojerrie!
And there's nothing at all to be done about that!
Credits show clips of each person in their characters costume from the video along with their name and character role. See more
Skimbleshanks: The Railway Cat
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber
and T.S. Eliot
Performed by Ken Page
, Geoffrey Garratt
and chorus See more