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Names of London, Tour & video performers who have played this role:

Sir John Mills, Tony Timberlake, Nicholas Charters, Patrick Clancy.

Other (international names):

  • Hungary ~ MijŠtus/Tus
  • Oslo ~ Asparges
  • Amsterdam/Antwerp ~ Abrikoos/Asuparagasu Koos
  • Mexico/Argentina ~ Esparragus
  • Copenhagen ~ Teatererkatten Top

    What productions this character appears in:

    London, Broadway, Hungary, Vienna, Japan, Oslo, Germany, Finland, Amsterdam/Antwerp, Stockholm/Gothenburg, Paris, Mexico/Argentina, Copenhagen, Video, Aus/NZ Tour I, Circus Tour, SA Tour.

    Description of this character:

    Asparagus is a elderly tom, with a long shaggy patched coat and headfur, usually brown or dark grey in colour. He also wears a scarf around his neck.

    Personality of this character:

    He seems, like all old people, to like recounting his past of his theatre days. He's very hostile towards what theatre is like 'these days' and seems to think the new cats have it easy. :) But underneath it all he's portrayed as maybe slightly scared, and vulnerable.

    Other info and trivia:

    In the video production, if you look closely, there are two Asparaguses'. One is Gus the Theatre Cat, played by Sir John Mills, the other, Asparagus Jnr, is played by Tony Timberlake.
    In many productions Asparagus doubles as Growltiger.

    T-B, L-R; Broadway - Copenhagen - Stuttgart - Hamburg - Berlin - Toronto - US Tour - London - UK Tour - Video.

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