Cat People

Tee Jaye becomes Rum Tum Tugger

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Tee Jaye in his dressing room Tee Jaye in his dressing room Tee Jaye putting on his make-up

"You've got to maintain being feline from the moment you step on that stage to the moment you're actually off the stage.  And that's the only way the magic works."

Tee Jaye as The Tugger Tee Jaye as The Tugger Tee Jaye as The Tugger Tee Jaye as The Tugger

"And now I'm a cat!  Meow."

Stretching on the stage Stretching on the stage Stretching on the stage Stretching on the stage Stretching on the stage Stretching on the stage

"I think, generally, watching the slinkiness of a cat and just how airborne they can be, I mean the fact that they can jump from one level to another in one movement and not make a single sound.  And that in itself is a feat of things to try to accomplish when we do the show.  It's like watching cats when they're stretching, you know, they become quite long and lengthened and I think even with dancers it's all about lengthening your body when you're stretching."

Source: Video of Cat People, a BBC Omnibus documentary, 1998.