The stage door cat is a traditional part of theatre life.
But young Thomas Aquinas has gone one step further and pounced on the part of Pompom the little French cat in Pendle Hippodrome Theatre Company’s production of “The Bakers Wife”.
When Pompom goes missing, his owner - the baker’s wife - goes off to look for him and the whole little French village of Concorde unites to try and return the two to their rightful owner - the baker.
“Pompom” - whose real name is Thomas Aquinas, or Tomtom for short - has not once been “catty” about other members of the cast and has purred contentedly at the sound of the beautiful music, which is written by Stephen Schwartz.
PHTC press officer Milly Greenwood said: “Tomtom has been to every rehearsal, watching from which ever cast member’s comfy knee was available to pounce and curl up on.”
You can see Pompom on stage at the Pendle Hippodrome Theatre in New Market Street, Colne, at 7-30 p.m. each night from September 27th to October 1st, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the theatre box office on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m to 1 p.m.
To book online, go to www. phtheatre.co.uk or ring the booking secretary on 612402, evenings and weekends.
Tickets are £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £6 for children on Tuesday evening and the Saturday matinee, and adults £12, concessions £10 and children £8 on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.