Exotica is a minor character in the musical Cats. She initially appeared exclusively in the 1998 film, played by Femi Taylor. However the name has since been used for ensemble or swing characters in some productions. Exotica generally appears as a dark brown shaded cat, similar to Cassandra but in a darker palette. She has a short wig, no fluff on her unitard, and dark leg warmers. It has been suggested she might be an Abyssinian cat. However in the "Skimbleshanks"