Belle's Domain
Starlight Express

C.B. The Red Caboose

Random bod: Alright, I saw Starlight in London a few years ago, it was well good. But who's this Caboose then? I never saw him?
Belle: Ahh, indeed you didn't see him, as those Know-it-alls *wise and intelligent managers* in RUG decided that after 7 years of StEx in London, it needed to have two characters and about 10 songs removed, so they could add "5 new songs!" I hate bureaucracy... anyway, in 1992 the London show lost C.B. The Red Caboose. However he remains in every other production (except StEx on Ice), but in Las Vegas his role was shortened, along with everything else that didn't involve Pearl, it seems...

Caboose (as he's known outside London) is one of the most popular characters in the show! He's so sweet and charming, until he FLIPS. After seeing him played by the fantastic Rhoe Thornton in Bochum summer 01, I've come to the conclusion that CB isn't Evil, he's not trying to beat the system to win Dinah, he doesn't have a deep hatred of steam trains - CB is just insane. He's off-his-rocker-round-the-twist mad. You shoulda seen Rhoe's face before singing "There's Me"- mwahahaha.... Wonderful!!!

Stuart Armfield
Bochum

CB FANSITES

CB's Wall Next to the Tracks
Red Caboose's Domain

BACKSTAGE Caboose
Early London Early London Early London
Early London Early London Early London
Early London Early London Early London
Jeremy Kocal, US tour 2003
Rhoe Thornton, Bochum 2001 The shadow of the Caboose... Anthony Kirwan, Open Day 2003
Kapa Kitchen, Bochum Peter Rees, Japan/Australia Tour, 1987 Hans Johansson, Japan Tour 1990
Bochum 1988



London 1991 London 1991 Bochum theatre Foyer

Bochum

Bochum

Bochum

concept sketch for OLC CB


ONSTAGE Caboose

London

London 1984 London 1984 London 1984
London 1984 London 1984 London 1984
London 1984 London 1984 London 1980s
London 1980s London 1980s

Japan/Australia Tours

Japan/Australia Tour 1987 Japan/Australia Tour 1987 Japan/Australia Tour 1987
Japan/Australia Tour 1987 Japan/Australia Tour 1990 Japan/Australia Tour 1990
Japan/Australia Tour 1990 Japan/Australia Tour 1990

Bochum, Germany

Bochum 1988 Bochum 1988 Bochum 1988
Bochum 1988 Bochum 1989 Bochum 1989
Bochum 1989 Bochum 1989 Bochum 1994
Bochum 1997 Bochum 1997 Bochum 1997
Bochum 1997 Bochum 1997 Bochum 1998
Bochum 1998 Bochum 1998 Bochum 1998
Bochum 2000 Bochum 2000 Bochum 2000
Bochum 2001 Bochum 2004 Bochum 2004
Bochum 2004 Bochum 2004 Bochum 2005
Bochum 2005 Bochum 2005 Bochum 2006
Bochum 2006 Bochum 2006 Bochum 2006

US productions

Broadway 1987 Broadway 1987 US tour 1989
Las Vegas 1993 Las Vegas 1993 Las Vegas 1993
US Tour 2003 US Tour 2003 US Tour 2003

UK Tour

UK Tour 04/05 UK Tour 04/05 UK Tour 04/05
UK Tour 2006 UK Tour 2006


Caboose Fans
Erin's Caboose Costume

Amy and Erikonil as Cabeese Amy as femme Caboose