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Grace Swaby takes the stage as Jemima

in the International Tour of Cats!
After auditioning How do you feel about If you could play
for the role at age Cats being your first any other character
18, Grace landed the professional job? in the show, who
role of Jemima in ‘It’s very special to would it be?
the European Tour of me. I was taken to ‘Definitely Victo-
Cats and has spent see Cats at the New ria the White Cat. I
the last year travel- London Theatre for know I cover her so
ling around Europe, my fourth birthday the cover runs are
performing in her with my grandpar- my favourite thing
first professional ents. At the end of the ever, but she has
job. show, my Grandad always been my
said to me ‘I’m going dream role from
As the European to see you in this one being little.’
Tour came to an end, day Gracie.’ Sadly he
she was asked to passed away but I be- Everyone at SDC
resign her contract lieve he supports me wishes Grace the
and join the new from where he is and I best of luck in her
cast in the World- hope I do him proud.’ adventure.
wide Tour of the
same show. She will What is your favourite
continue her role as thing about tour?
Jemima, the young- ‘Getting to travel and
est member of the experience the differ-
‘Jellicle Tribe’ and ent cultures, and get-
take on cover roles ting paid for it. It’s all
as Rumpleteazer and one big holiday and
Victoria the White the shows are a
Cat. bonus.’ Page 5