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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Theatre Royal, Haymarket

18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT 020 7930 8800

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
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16th March 2020.
At this time there are NO performances of ANY production taking place in the West End or other London venues.

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Thursday 16th July until Sunday 6th September 2020

The musical play by David Wood based on the book by Judith Kerr.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her Mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripy tiger!

When Sophie and her Mummy welcome the hungry Tiger to tea, he proceeds to eat all the sandwiches, buns, biscuits and more. He even manages to drink all the water in the tap! What will Sophie’s Daddy say when he gets home?

Join the Tiger, Sophie and her Mummy and Daddy, in this musical slice of teatime mayhem with sing-a-long songs, oodles of magic and interactive fun. The show is an ideal introduction to live theatre for children aged three and above and the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family.

This is the production’s 7th West End run and marks its 12th year on stage. 

Hailed as Britain’s best-loved picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' is now in its 52nd year, selling over 5 million copies since it was first published in 1968. Enchanting generations of children worldwide, Judith Kerr’s timeless classic received its television debut on Christmas Eve (2019), with a hand-drawn animation for Channel 4 featuring an all-star cast including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Oyelowo, Tamsin Greig, Paul Whitehouse and David Walliams with original music by Robbie Williams.  

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the best-loved book by Judith Kerr, designed by Susie Caulcutt, assistant director/choreographer Emma Clayton, music arranger & supervisor Peter Pontzen, magical illusions designed by the President of the Magic Circle Scott Penrose, lighting design by Tony Simpson and sound design by Shock Productions. The 2020 summer West End cast includes: Jocelyn Zackon as ‘Sophie’; Lizzie Dewar as ‘Mummy’; David Scotland as ‘Daddy’/’Milkman’/‘Postman’/’Tiger’, with Sarah Horton (Understudy/Wardrobe) and Glen Newham (Understudy/ASM). Produced by Nick Brooke Ltd by arrangement with Phil Macintyre Entertainments Ltd.

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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11am and 1:30pm
Saturday at 10.30am only.
No Wednesday performances.

No 11am performances on 16th July and 3rd September 2020.


Theatres use "dynamic pricing." Seat prices change according to demand for a particular performance. Prices below were compiled as booking originally opened. Current prices are advised at time of enquiry.

Stalls: £22.50, £19.50, £16.50, £14.50
Dress Circle: £22.50, £19.50, £16.50
"Premium Seats" in the stalls and dress circle: £25
Upper Circle: £16.50, £14.50

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