Coricopat & Tantomile

Coricopat and Tantomile are a distinguished pair of Jellicles who are also very mysterious, very aloof, and very proud of it.  Together with young Mr. Mistoffelees, the three of them form the small but upstanding group of magical cats among the Jellicle community.  As a full-grown tom and queen, Coricopat and Tantomile are probably much further advanced in their magical abilities than the adolescent Mistoffelees, and perhaps they even come from deeper magical roots.  In fact, some believe that Coricopat and Tantomile are actually the cats of a witch or wizard of some kind.
Though their history is uncertain, it is clear throughout the play that the pair possess a certain amount to intuition stemming from their talents for all things supernatural.  They hardly speak, but rather communicate with each other through meaningful looks, leading me to presume that they connect through telepathy.  They are always the first to recognize impending events, whether it be the arrival of Old Deuteronomy or of the less welcome Grizabella. Coricopat and Tantomile also seem to have a rather large snobbish streak.  They express great distaste for Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer and equally great respect for Old Deuteronomy.  They are very secretive about their sorcery, only serving to further cement the bond they share.

Between casting each other knowing glances and peering down their magical little noses at other Jellicles, Coricopat and Tantomile have- of course- managed to stir up their own little bit of controversy: Like the case of Mungojerrie and Rumpelteazer, it is unclear whether Coricopat and Tantomile are brother and sister, or mates.  Their markings are identical, but I have to admit they do seem like a match made in heaven...but I'll leave it for you to decide for yourself :) Either way, the importance of their contributions to the Jellicle community cannot be denied--Coricopat and Tantomile are surely a very special pair of cats.

In the above pictures Coricopat & Tantomile are portrayed by Tommi Sliiden & Kaye Brown.

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