Jellicle Understudy Ch 16
Chapter 16. Chronological Cats
Things progressed quickly for the couple, cats, and cast that year. Susan Jane Tanner healed from her surgery and came back to play her old role, though she was fine with the decision to only have her singing parts in. At her age, some of her dancing ability had suffered, and she graciously accepted that fact and deferred to Jillian and Andrew’s decision. Phyllida took more than a month to recover from her bout of swine flu, though once she did, not only was Alicia not fired as she had feared, but the two actresses worked out an arrangement to switch nights and weeks, depending on what their personal calendars dictated. Andrew and Jillian both had agreed, and other than a hiccup here and there, it had worked out fine.
About six months into the show, Michael Gambon had a bout of sciatica so severe he’d had to quit the show to seek therapy, and to everyone’s pleasant surprise, Steven Mo Hannan, th