Growltiger was a Bravo Cat,
who lived upon a barge;

In fact he was the roughest cat
that ever roamed at large.

Growltiger was a Bravo Cat,
who lived upon a barge;

In fact he was the roughest cat
that ever roamed at large.

Gus / Growltiger

Gus the theatre cat looks a little frail these days, sitting at the theatre doors, thinking about his heyday. His paws now shake from old age yet in his youth he was quite famous.

He has played every possible part, one of his favourite being the infamous Growltiger. The Jellicle cats gather around to hear the story of Growltiger’s last stand.

Growltiger was known as the roughest cat to roam at large. He travelled up and down the Thames on a barge with his Raffish Crew. From Gravesend to Oxford, he made those along the river quiver in their boots. All, that is, except his lady love, Griddlebone. Growltiger had “no eye or ear for aught but Griddlebone”, and Griddlebone, for her part, seemed “enraptured by his manly baritone”.

Growltiger’s fate looked sealed when, with a burst of fireworks, the Siamese swarmed aboard, capturing the surrendered Growltiger and forcing him to walk the plank.

SKILLS
Acting (Gus)
Intimidation (Growltiger)

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