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JoAnn Gibb (born 18 April 1976, in Bo'ness, Scotland, UK) is a Scottish theatre actress best known for her role of Rumpleteazer in the Cats video and as Pearl the Observation Car in Starlight Express. She also played Belle in the UK Productions Tour of Beauty and the Beast and appeared as Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show.

Jo Gibb
JoAnn Gibb

18 April 1976
OccupationActress, Dancer
Spouse(s)Alex Bourne



Gibb first began her training at the Dance School of Scotland in Glasgow, then continuing in Epsom at Laine Theatre Arts.

Her first appearance in a London West End show was at the New London Theatre playing Rumpleteazer in Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. She also understudied and played the roles of Demeter and Jemima in that same production. Later she was offered the role of Rumpleteazer in a video production of Cats.

Some of her other theatre work includes Belle on Disney's Beauty and the Beast, at the Dominion Theatre, London; Columbia in the national tour of The Rocky Horror Show; and Pearl, in the final cast of Starlight Express at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.

Gibb then appeared as Hell Let Loose and Rosalind in Beautiful and Damned at the Lyric Theatre, also understudying and playing the lead role of Zelda Fitzgerald, and as Truly Scrumptious in the musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Personal lifeEdit

Gibb is married to former Beauty & The Beast co-star Alex Bourne. The couple had their first child a daughter named Josie in September 2007.


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