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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

West End Reopening | Musical | Comedy

Theatre Royal Haymarket

18 Suffolk St, London SW1Y 4HT, United Kingdom

Reopening Date

13th July, 2021

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About the Show

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is based on Kerr’s 1968 book of the same name, which continues to be among Britain’s best-loved picture book even after 50 years. The surprisingly delightful tale of Sophie and her mum’s tea-time guests returns to the West End after multiple successful runs at Theatre Royal Haymarket. The interactive storytelling engages audiences of all ages, and tickles their funny bones while taking them on a trip down the memory lane.

Adapted and directed by David Wood and choreographed by Emma Clayton, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is the perfect way to introduce theatre to youngsters. The mother-daughter duo is brought to life by skilled performers Stephanie Summer and Abbey Norman respectively, while Thomas O’Connell portrays four distinct characters (Sophie's father, the milkman, the postman, and the titular tiger) with an impeccable versatility. The Tiger Who Came to Tea breathes magic into a simple tale making it a must watch.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea: Story

Sophie and her mother are just sitting down for their afternoon tea, when they are visited by a most unusual and unexpected guest. Although the titular tiger is not the very first guest, a series of comically clumsy characters set the pace and the anticipation before the tiger steps onto the stage. The tiger wolfs down all there is to eat or drink - the tea, sandwiches, buns, biscuits, and even all the water in the tap. The million dollar question is what will Sophie’s Daddy say when he learns that it was a tiger who came to tea and snacked on all their food?

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Show Details

Show Timings

Thu, Fri, Sun, Mon & Tue 11:00 AM & 1:30 PM
Sat 10:30 AM
Wed No Show


55 minutes, with no interval

Leading Roles
Abbey Norman as Sophie
Thomas O’Connell as Sophie’s Father, the Milkman, the Postman, and the Tiger
Stephanie Summer as Sophie’s Mother

Directed by
David Wood

Designed by
Susie Caulcutt

Additional Information

The show is suitable for all ages.

Available Facilities
Wheelchair accessible
In-house bar

The Theatre Royal Haymarket has a seating capacity of 893. You can find its seating plan here.

Outside Food
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in West End.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea Reviews

“The collective ahhh from the audience that greets the warm hug that Sophie gives the tiger indicates, the production has done its job in channeling the affection in which the story is held”
The Telegraph

“Wood’s show extracts some neat humour from the tiger’s arrival...”
The Guardian

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Theatre Royal Haymarket - The Tiger Who Came to Tea West End Ticket Prices

Stalls: £18 - £30
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Grand Circle: £12 - £15

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Theatre Royal Haymarket London, locatedat the Haymarket in Westminster, first opened its doors to the public in 1720, over a century ago. Since then, it has been home to numerous shows and musicals, the latest of which is The Tiger Who Cam eto Tea, all set to reopen on 13 July 2021. Conveniently located near to Charing Cross Stations in London’s West End, you can reach Theatre Royal Haymarket via bus as well as cab.

  • Reopening Date: 13 July 2021
  • Address: 18 Suffolk Street , London
  • Seating Capacity: 893
  • Seating Chart: Check out the Theatre Royal Haymarket London Seating Plan
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