Rafe Watts' contract with the 2020 Asia tour is coming to an end—when they move to Taiwan in a few weeks he'll be leaving, to be replaced by Adam Bailey—so let's take a minute to appreciate this beautiful, sweet, goofy Munkudork.
A - smiling during the applause
B - nuzzling with Xavier Pellin's Mistoffelees (gifset here)
C - beaming at Thomas Inge's Admetus
D and E - making 'I love you' gestures at Brad Little's Deut and doing a fist-bump with Dan Partridge's Tugger, before taking Deut's hand to help him down from the tyre.
F - Hayden Baum (Skimbleshanks)'s photo of a fond eye-roll.
Munkustrap (Rafe Watts) varying their usual gentle nose rub by blowing on Mistoffelees (Xavier Pellin)'s face. Then going WOW when Bill Bailey (Kade Hughes) tumbles by.
(You can't tell me that isn't the exact expression Munkustrap uses whenever any of the kittens does something even slightly clever. He's just so proud of them. They're all brilliant and he adores them.)
Jalonzo is so busy showing off that he’s a little taken aback by Cassandra’s ‘excuse me, sir, I believe you owe me a dance’. He’ll dance with her, of course - at least until something more shiny comes along. 👀
Emily Casey covering Cassandra, Jal Joshua Lebumfacil covering Alonzo, and Xavier Pellin as Mistoffelees; Asia tour 21 March 2021.
March 5 2021, and it’s opening night for the Asia tour in Busan! This is a quick compilation of some clips from their last leg in Seoul.
All footage belongs to ahnhong and is used with permission. Featured actors named below the cut.
1. Taylor Scanlan as Mungojerrie
2. Suzie Melloy and Fletcher Dobinson as Bombalurina and Alonzo
4. Xavier Pellin and Holly Willock as Mistoffelees and Jemima
5. Suzie and Xavier, with Holly Meegan as Jellylorum
6. Ben Colley and Jal Joshua as Munkustrap and Mistoffelees
7. Taylor and Anina Pletscher as Skimble and Jemima, (apparently reacting to)
8. Jal Joshua as Carbuckety chasing Thomas Inge’s Admetus’ foot
9. Taylor again - apparently I like him - and Aaron Lynch, as Tantomile and Coricopat (look, you can’t expect me not to include same-sex psychic twins)
10. Ellie Nunan as Jenny with Xavier
11. George Hankers and Dominique Hamilton as Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer
12. Tyler Lotzof, Natalie Bennyworth, and Caitlin New as Victoria, Cassandra, and Tantomile
13. Dan Partridge as Tugger
Have a cute little play-out vid focussed on Ben Colley’s Tugger (including a Tuggoffelees dip with Xavier Pellin)! 2020 Asia tour, 14 November.
Also Holly Willock as Jemima, Hayden Baum as Skimbleshanks, Joanna Ampil as Grizabella, Taylor Scanlan as Carbuckety, Anina Pletscher as Victoria, Aaron Lynch as Coricopat, Caitlin New as Tantomile, Thalia Burt as Cassandra, Fletcher Dobinson as Alonzo, Ellie Nunan as Jennyanydots, Ella Nonini as Demeter, and Karlis Zaid as Gus.
Another round of question time with the Asia tour cast, this time led by Xavier Pellin (Mistoffelees). From between shows and during the evening show on 24 February 2021.
Including important questions like “why is the sky blue”, “is Bustopher Mistoffelees’ father”, “how is Jal feeling” and “are you gay”. Plus an in-depth description of what it feels like to immerse yourself in the mind of a magical cat, and a little treat for Demelonzo fans (because Thalia and Fletcher were in a silly mood).
(There’s subtitles too if anyone wants them.)
1. Favourite part of the show? (Ellie Nunan)
2. Why is the sky blue? (Beth Dougherty, physio)
3. How long does it take to remove makeup? (Rafe Watts)
4. Do you eat between performances? (Xavier)
5. How's your condition today? (Xavier, plus Fletcher Dobinson and Thalia Burt)
6. You gay? (Thomas Inge, plus Xavier, Thalia, and Brad Little)
7. What will you do between shows today? (Joanna Ampil)
8. How are you feeling? (Jal Joshua)
9. Most fun: pirates, beetles, or Pekes and Pollicles? (Hayden Baum)
10. How do you immerse yourself in the role of Mistoffelees? (Xavier)
11. Do you redo your makeup between shows? (Xavier)
12. How did you feel when you heard you'd got the role? (Xavier)
13. Is there anyone who looks happier than usual today? (Caitlin New).
14. Are Misto and Bustopher father and son? (Karlis Zaid)
15. How many calories do you burn in a performance? (Suzie Melloy)
16. Why is the magic cat so cute and handsome? (Xavier, plus Kade's leg)
17. Any cast romances? (Thalia and Fletcher)
18. Favourite song? (Taylor Scanlan)
19. Favourite song? (Xavier, plus Kade's back)
20. Advice for a teenager training for music theatre? (Brad)
21. Skin care routine? (Xavier)
22. Unwinding routine after a show? (Xavier)