Directed by Tom Hooper, the big screen adaptation features extravagant set pieces and lively interpretive performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most beloved musical numbers. She plays a different cat in the movie, the flirtatious Bombalurina, who has plenty of songs of her own. [2] Bombalurina flirts with many male cats, particularly Rum Tum Tugger who rejects her during his musical number, but later relents and dances with her at the ball. The Golden Globe-nominated “Beautiful Ghosts" was written by Swift and Webber. Three Words She is portrayed by Taylor Swift. She is one of the most eye-catching queens, being tall, elegant and self-possessed. For fandom headcanons and theories, click here. She also has a small feature in "The Rum Tum Tugger" in which she flirts and dances with him. Since we don’t know much about the movie version of Cats yet, some of these songs may be cut or changed. Bombalurina is a principal character in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. She is generally portrayed as an adult, who occasionally exhibits kittenish behavior. Adult She attempts to welcome the older cat, but cannot bring herself to fully accept Grizabella until after "Memory". The first trailer for 'Cats' has arrived and sees Taylor Swift as her character Bombalurina for the first time! Role Page 56. She sings four songs in the Broadway show. Since we don’t know much about the movie version of Cats yet, some of these songs may be cut or changed. Minimum height 5' 8". 2019 Movie Bombalurina Although Bombalurina can come across as somewhat superficial, she has a protective side shown towards Demeter, who rarely leaves her side, and the female kittens, who in turn seem to look up to her. Bombalurina is a principal character in Cats. [1] Bombalurina is also a featured dancer, leading the other queens in a section of "The Jellicle Ball" and in "Macavity the Mystery Cat" (with Demeter). She does however retain her usual confidence and sensuality. In "Macavity the Mystery Cat", Bombalurina takes on a more defensive role, looking after and comforting Demeter. Bombalurina Character Demeter and Bombalurina are inseparable, though the exact … It has been speculated to be a blend of the words "bomb"/"bombastic" and "ballerina".[2][3]. ), The role of Bombalurina was originated by Geraldine Gardner in the original West End production in 1981,[7] and by Donna King in the original Broadway production in 1982. She is often referred to as the 'Bombshell Cat'. Bombalurina is a self-assured and generally well-meaning adult cat. She sings select verses in "The Old Gumbie Cat", "Grizabella the Glamour Cat", and "Bustopher Jones". This is due to certain choreographed blocking that was used in these productions, that is notably different to the London production and the subsequent 1998 film. "[Demeter's] saying 'The man was wonderful when he made love to me, but I hated him!' Demeter is one of the few cats sympathetic to Grizabella right from the start. She wears a black spiked, jeweled collar, and gloves rather than arm warmers. I'd actually like [Demeter's] hand to feel [her] own body, as he once did." However by the end of the musical, Bombalurina is just as moved by Grizabella as the other cats, and touches and accepts her. She usually runs to Bombalurinain uncomfortable situations, such as when Grizabella or Macavity are nearby. 4. Donna King She is especially close to Demeter and the two are rarely apart. Performers Gender She sings "The Gumbie Cat" with Demeter and Jellylorum. Bombalurina originally regards Grizabella with disdain, but by the end she finally touches and accepts her. Singer (mezzo), dancer In the film, Hayward performs the song, while Swift performs "Macavity: The Mystery Cat” in character as Bombalurina. Red, black and white Faber & Faber, 17 November 2015. [1] Bombalurina is a flirtatious, confident female and mischievous cat with a distinct red coat. Age Female On screen, Bombalurina was portrayed by Rosemarie Ford in the 1998 film version of the musical,[9] and by Taylor Swift in the 2019 film adaptation. Markings The role was originated by Geraldine Gardner in the West End in 1981, and by Donna King on Broadway in 1982. She has a small solo in "Rum Tum Tugger". 1998 Film Throughout the song, it is demonstrated that she is far less intimidated by Macavity and even finds him dangerously attractive. The Cats soundtrack includes all the original songs from the Broadway and West End theatre productions, but adds some modern flair for a new generation. Bombalurina doesn't lack when it comes to self-confidence and is very direct about her feelings toward the other cats. There are strong parallels between the confident, glamorous, attractive Bombalurina and how Grizabella must have been in her youth… Bombalurina is usually depicted as a statuesque cat;[3][4] she wears a spiked collar[6] and her coat is red with black spots and a white chest. She is a very sensual cat, dancing suggestively around the Toms who find her as attractive as the females do Tugger. Original London Cast | iHeartRadio Here's every song on the Cats 2019 soundtrack. She also appears in "Grizabella the Glamour Cat" with Demeter again, and "Bustopher Jones" with Jennyanydots and Jellylorum. During the number "Grizabella the Glamour Cat", Demeter shows the older cat empathy, feeling pain and sorrow for her, while Bombalurina shows disgust and disdain that someone once as beautiful as herself is now in such a sorry state. Must be an excellent and experienced dancer with fantastic extension, and also excellent mezzo vocals with strong chest belt. The character's role in the movie bears little resemblance to the stage version, save for singing "Macavity: The Mystery Cat". Bombalurina initially regards Grizabella with unbridled disdain, even stopping Demeter from reaching out to the former Glamour Cat. The role of Bombalurina is dance-heavy and usually calls for a mezzo-soprano range[3] with a high belt.[4][5]. Some 1980s/1990s Broadway-based productions pair Bombalurina with Plato, generally at the same time that Demeter is paired with Alonzo. She is best friends with Demeter and often watches out for her troubled friend; they also share an intense hatred for the villainous Macavity. Bombalurina is a featured character in the 2019 Cats movie. She is one of the main female singers, helping to introduce many of the other cats, and is a featured dancer as well. Bombalurina flirts heavily with Rum Tum Tugger (Jason DeRulo) during one of the songs. Bombalurina is a flirtatious, confident female and mischievous cat with a distinct red coat. In the 2019 film adaptation she is played by Taylor Swift. In addition, she has a slightly protective side shown toward the kittens and Demeter, with whom she sings Macavity the Mystery Cat and Grizabella the Glamour Cat. Her biggest vocal part is in the second act with "Macavity the Mystery Cat", which she sings with Demeter. Overture – Orchestra *Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats – The Company *The Naming of Cats – Munkustrap, The Company *The Old Gumbie Cat – Jennyanydots, Munkustrap, Bombalurina, Jellylorum, Demeter She is particularly noted for her duet with Demeter in "Macavity the Mystery Cat". Instead, the movie version of Bombalurina is a villain who works with Macavity. 'Cats' Musical Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. *Our system only provides suggested monologues or songs for select characters if we have matching monologues and song information in our database. The film adaptation of Cats is finally here, for better or worse, and there's many questions to be answered. In the 2019 film adaptation she is played by Taylor Swift. Bombalurina is one half of the duo who sings 'Macavity'. Original Broadway Cast Rosemarie Ford Geraldine Gardner Her biggest singing part is in "Macavity", which she sings with Demeter towards the end of the musical. Bombalurina doesn't lack when it comes to self-confidence and sensuality. The musical is an adaptation of T. S. Eliot's 1939 poetry book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and the character's name is given in the poem "The Naming of Cats". "Bombalurina" is mentioned in "The Naming of Cats" as one of the "peculiar, and more dignified" names. Bombalurina plays a prominent role in the musical as a principal singer and featured dancer. She is usually played by an alto or mezzo soprano singer with a "smokey, strong belt". The following names have also been used for the character of Bombalurina in various international productions: Bombalurina is a striking red queen with a white chest and black spots and marks, generally considered to be a very stylised tabby and white. Playing age 25 - 35. However, she prioritises Demeter's safety over her own desires, and is as hostile as everyone else to Macavity when he appears. Bombalurina is usually played as a confident and self-obsessed, as well as a frequent wielder of flirtation. Alternate Versions She can be quite mean at times, particularly towards Grizabella initially, though she later comes to accept her. Taylor Swift 4. Act I "Overture" – Orchestra "Prologue: Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" – The Company "The Naming of Cats" – The Company "The Invitation to the Jellicle Ball" – Victoria, Mistoffelees, Munkustrap "The Old Gumbie Cat" – Jennyanydots, Munkustrap, Bombalurina, Demeter, Jellylorum "The Rum Tum Tugger (Rock song)" / "The Rum Tum Tugger (Rap song)" – Rum Tum Tugger and Company Bombalurina is a principal character in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats. Bombalurina's role in the film is expanded as a loyal henchwoman to the nefarious Macavity (), who is vying to become the so-called "Jellicle … [10], Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift, James Corden & Ian McKellen Line Up For 'Cats' Movie — Miaow", Cats: Complete Original Broadway Cast Recording, Cats: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack, The Awefull Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bombalurina_(cat)&oldid=964369943, Articles needing additional references from February 2007, All articles needing additional references, Articles with a promotional tone from March 2015, Wikipedia articles with style issues from March 2015, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Articles which use infobox templates with no data rows, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 25 June 2020, at 03:16. The role was originated by Geraldine Gardner in the West End in 1981, and by Donna King on Broadway in 1982. Imperial Names for 'Practical Cats': Establishing a Distinctly British Pride in Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, https://catsmusical.fandom.com/wiki/Bombalurina?oldid=144884. There are strong parallels between the confident, glamorous, attractive Bombalurina and how Grizabella must have been in her youth. She plays a different cat in the movie, the flirtatious Bombalurina, who has plenty of songs of her own. She has her sights set on Rum Tum Tugger in particular, and although he rejects her during his number, "for he only likes what he finds for himself", they later dance together during the "Jellicle Ball". The Poems of T. S. Eliot Volume II: Practical Cats and Further Verses. "Overture" - Andrew Lloyd Webber (In the original version, she sings this by herself. 2019 Film Tall and statuesque, a lightly sexual female, who is also a fierce protector of the tribe. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The musical is an adaptation of T. S. Eliot's 1939 poetry book Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, and the character's name is given in the poem "The Naming of Cats". Video Examples More about Bombalurina Act One. [8] When King left the show, the role was taken over by Marlene Danielle who would continue to play the role for the rest of the show's 18-year run on Broadway. She is extremely flirtatious and seems to love being the center of attention. Generous, voluptuous, frank She sings four songs in the Broadway show.

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