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As some members might know, Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne described each cat with 3 words when they made up the characters. They are still used for European productions and I think also for Asian/Australian productions. I currently try to collect as many words as possible so if you know some of them, please post them here. :)

Admetus / Plato: friendly, easygoing, protective
Alonzo: vain, uncertain, bravado
Asparagus: frail, wise, historied
Bill Bailey / Tumblebrutus: chaotic, imprudent, funny
Bombalurina: generous, voluptuous, frank
Bustopher Jones: foppish, gluttonous, dapper
Carbucketty / Pouncival: acrobatic, energetic, accident-prone
Cassandra: haughty, disdainful, aloof
Coricopat: telepathic, unruffled, instinctive
Demeter: skittish, cautious, paranoid
Electra
Grizabella: proud, hurt, indomitable
Jellylorum: dour, ..., ...
Jemima / Sillabub: innocent, compassionate, young
Jennyanydots: motherly, controlling, contended
Macavity: hypnotic, jealous, dangerous
Mr. Mistoffelees: competitive, neat, electric
Mungojerrie: mischievous, rambunctious, ne'er-do-well
Munkustrap: imposing, energetic, courageous
Old Deuteronomy: wise, commanding, spiritual
Rum Tum Tugger: vain, perverse, inconsequent
Rumpleteazer: mischievous, rambunctious, ne'er-do-well
Skimbleshanks: caring, bright, self-regarding
Tantomile: telepathic, suspicious, sensitive
Victoria: young, inhibited, inquisitive

Etcetera
George
Victor

Rumpus Cat?
Growltiger?
Griddlebone?
Ghengis?

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Post Re: Character descriptions (3 words)
My updated List:

Admetus / Plato
Alonzo: aloof, ... , ...
Asparagus: frail, wise, historied
Bill Bailey / Tumblebrutus
Bombalurina: generous, voluptuous, frank
Bustopher Jones: foppish, gluttonous, dapper
Carbucketty / Pouncival: Acrobatic, Energetic, Accident-Prone
Cassandra: haughty, disdainful, aloof
Coricopat
Demeter: skittish, ..., ...
Electra
Etcetera
George
Grizabella: Proud, Hurt, Indomitable
Growltiger
Jellylorum
Jemima / Sillabub: innocent, compassionate, young
Jennyanydots: motherly, controlling, contended
Jennyanydots: Fastidious, Complacent, Bossy (?)
Macavity: hypnotic, jealous, dangerous
Mr. Mistoffelees: competitive, neat, electric
Mungojerrie: mischievous, rambunctious, ne're-do-well
Munkustrap: Integrity, Discipline, Protective
Munkustrap: Strength, Courage, Fairness (From Trevor Nunn)
Old Deuteronomy
Rum Tum Tugger: vain, perverse, inconsequent
Rumpelteazer: Mungo-Love, Juvenile, Mischief
Rumpus Cat
Skimbleshanks: punctual, proud, energetic
Tantomile
Victor
Victoria: young, inhibited, inquisitive

Respectfully submitted,
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as far as i know, they are always described with adjectives. there might be differences between different productions. i added Grizabella though since it completely matches with her character. also added Admetus and some for the twins

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I recall an interview with Lisa Marie Parker where she said one of Jellylorum's is dour.


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added this. thanks.

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http://www.theage.com.au/news/entertain ... 31959.html

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Every cat is given a name and three adjectives that denote their personality and give them an individualism on stage.

Parker's Jellylorum, for example, is "dour", while the glam rocker of the rubbish heap, Rum Tum Tugger - played by John O'Hara - is "cocky".


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:shock: \:D/

I can't see a heart smiley so have a bug-eyed one and a dance. I'm so intrigued by finding these out, thank you so much for discovering some and posting them! I'm especially glad to see Admetus', he really interests me for some reason. At home I've got the words for Coricopat and Tantomile, Old Deuteronomy, Macavity and Mistoffelees, though you already have Mac and Misto, so I'll post those once I'm home. They're in a notebook, mostly from the night some performers answered questions after a performance in the UK tour in May. I've heard that Alonzo is vain and Cassandra lonely, but I don't know where or who I heard them from. Since one of Tugger's is vain, it's unlikely that Alonzo has one the same, though the current tour guy makes a good show of checking himself and preening his ears in the reflection of the oven's glass when Bustopher Jones comes on.

I've also heard that each character has their own story arc, though the only one, or part of one, I know for sure is that Demeter has escaped Macavity the night of the ball, and the first part of that is fairly clear already. I remember someone in the Broadway cast, I think, posted on the forum years ago that one of the young guys was realising he should stop playing around with the guys so much and take more responsibility for the tribe. I think it's Alonzo, but it might be Plato/Admetus.

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Old Deuteronomy: wise, commanding, spiritual
Coricopat: telepathic, unruffled, instinctive
Tantomile: telepathic, suspicious, sensitive

Nicholas Pound, Benjamin Mundy and Kathryn Barnes are the sources of those, and Joseph Poulton and Cameron Ball said the same as you've already got for Mistoffelees and Macavity.


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thank you. i updated the list, adding everything i know.

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Demeter added

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Post Re: Character descriptions (3 words)
I am also keeping up on the changes. Thank you everyone contributing for the updates, and filling in the holes.
-R-
Admetus / Plato: friendly, easygoing, protective
Alonzo: (aloof) vain, uncertain, bravado
Asparagus: frail, wise, historied
Bill Bailey / Tumblebrutus: chaotic, imprudent, funny
Bombalurina: generous, voluptuous, frank
Bustopher Jones: foppish, gluttonous, dapper
Carbucketty / Pouncival: Acrobatic, Energetic, Accident-Prone
Cassandra: haughty, disdainful, aloof
Coricopat: telepathic, unruffled, instinctive
Demeter: skittish, paranoid, cautious
Electra
Etcetera
George
Grizabella: Proud, Hurt, Indomitable
Growltiger
Jellylorum: Dour
Jemima / Sillabub: innocent, compassionate, young
Jennyanydots: motherly, controlling, contended
Jennyanydots: Fastidious, Complacent, Bossy (?)
Macavity: hypnotic, jealous, dangerous
Mr. Mistoffelees: competitive, neat, electric
Mungojerrie: mischievous, rambunctious, ne're-do-well
Munkustrap: Integrity, Discipline, Protective
Munkustrap 2: Strength, Courage, Fairness (From Trevor Nunn)
Old Deuteronomy: wise, commanding, spiritual
Rum Tum Tugger: vain, perverse, inconsequent (, cocky)
Rumpelteazer: Mungo-Love, Juvenile, Mischief
Rumpus Cat
Skimbleshanks: punctual, proud, energetic
Tantomile: telepathic, suspicious, sensitive
Victor
Victoria: young, inhibited, inquisitive
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Would anybody mind if I posted these on my website character pages? I'm happy to credit the people here who've found them.


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i posted this list on several forums, on tumblr and other websites, so feel free to copy it for your site :)

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