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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
August 24th - August 27th
THE OLIVIER AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST ENTERTAINMENT & FAMILY
THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA
Live on Stage!
A musical play adapted and directed by DAVID WOOD, based on the book by JUDITH KERR.
Following a smash-hit West End season, the tea-guzzling tiger is back on the road in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!
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, stripy tiger!
David Wood OBE is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, eight Roald Dahl adaptations, including West End hits The BFG, The Witches and George’s Marvellous Medicine; and the Olivier Award winningGoodnight Mister Tom.
For children aged 3 and above. Running time: approx 55 minutes (no interval).
“A rare and grrreat achievement” Mail On Sunday
“Roar talent…Old fashioned values shine in this children’s classic” Sunday Telegraph
“An invitingly jolly, consistently inventive treat…This Tiger is the cat’s meow” The Times
“It is perfect entertainment for pre-school children and brings all the mischief and humour of the original picture book to vibrant life…The show roars along sweeping the audience with it. Truly, all the fun of the fur” Daily Express
“A delight from start to finish” Time Out
“…A tot’s Glastonbury” Daily Mail
“A modern classic” The Independent
Price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.
Out goes the set of The Railway Children and, during the day, in comes the magical kitchen of the house to which The Tiger Who Comes To Tea comes… Magical because things happen on stage which can't quite be explained like the food on the plates suddenly disappearing!
This is a musical version which brings to life Judith Kerr's very popular story and is something which is already familiar to the children in the audience. There is loads of audience participation here, singalongs with the three cast members (just like in a panto, which is also how the Tiger first appears - "he's behind you!") to various sequences including the ticking of the clock, which is used to show the progression of the day from a typically chaotic breakfast to teatime when the loveable, colourful (and huge!) Tiger appears.
The Tiger soon begins to eat and drink them out of house and home (hence the disappearing food off the plates) and when switching on the radio, starts a dance routine which had all the kids - and adults - in the audience up on their feet participating
It's great to have short shows like this based on stories which children already know - this comes in at 55 minutes, which is long and lively enough to ensure that boredom does not set in the young audience - and barely a single rush to the loo during the show!
Jenanne Redman plays Mummy, a diminutive Abbey Norman is daughter Sophie and the very tall Alan Atkins is Daddy/Postman/Milkman and also, apparently, the Tiger…
I had the pleasure of escorting my 'nearly 4year okd' granddaughter to this . She was mesmerised- a favourite book came to life! We both enjoyed it - it's a lovely theatre and we will certainly look forward to more children focused events. Stick Man next!!!