Belle's Domain


The Naming of Cats is a difficult matter,
It isn't just one of your holiday games;
You may think at first I'm as mad as a hatter
When I tell you, a cat must have THREE DIFFERENT NAMES.

First of all, there's the name that the family use daily,
Such as Peter, Augustus, Alonzo or James,
Such as Victor or Jonathan, or George or Bill Bailey -
All of them sensible everyday names.
There are fancier names if you think they sound sweeter,
Some for the gentlemen, some for the dames:
Such as Plato, Admetus, Electra, Demeter -
But all of them sensible everyday names...

In the original London production, Alonzo was defined as being pre-Rumpuscat, later developing his eye-catching black and white style. However, across the pond on Broadway, he developed into a brown-based scruffy tabby, who blends into the chorus very well indeed.

Centre front, Rumpus with no'R' on left? maybe? left background
top left - probably? familiar kitty left

bottom right behind Victoria taking on Macavity

far right
in the background, black and white version 2002 back view!  2002

Australia 1989
top left

UK Tour