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Ended 10 Jan 2016 after 46 days

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"An invitingly jolly, consistently inventive treat....this Tiger is the cat's meow!"

The Times

Closed 10 Jan 2016

Based on the award-winning picture book by Judith Kerr, this delightful family show is packed with fun for cubs everywhere and their respective grown-ups. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is one of the best-selling picture books of all time; since its publication way back in 1968, it has sold over four million copies worldwide and has been translated in over 20 different languages.


This magical adaptation penned by the leading children's theatre David Wood OBE sees a normal family tea-time interrupted by a very large and stripey guest. As the Tiger ingratiates himself into the household, chaos and clumsy shenanigans ensue, as the family race to keep their peculiar guest occupied and fed. Expect magic, sing-along songs for your cubs to join in with, and of course, plenty of slapstick comedy to keep them (and you) rrrrroaring with delight!

Wood's previous stage successes span an entire canon of favourite children's stories that include Goodnight Mr Tom; Shaun The Sheep; George's Marvellous Medicine; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Gingerbread Man; The BFG; The Witches; Meg and Mog; Spot The Dog and Babe the Sheep Pig.

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Opening night: 25 November 2015

Closing night: 10 January 2016


The show is the ideal introduction to theatre for pre and primary school children and their families. Featuring magic and sing-along songs, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is perfect for developing literacy and listening skills, and audience participation is highly encouraged!

Run time

55 minutes with no interval

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What You Say

3 reviews, average rating: (3.5 Stars)

Kaymac: “Great Adaptation For All The Family ”

Had a wonderful time seeing his performance this morning. Took 5 children ... more

Mum: “A Real Pleasure”

We took a four- and six-year-old to this show first thing today and we al... more

Victor: “Over Stuffed Tiger”

The popular children's story comes to the stage with an excellent set and t... more

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