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The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Witness the classic tale by renowned children’s book writer Judith Kerr, as a stage adaptation is all set to bewitch children as the original story did nearly 50 years back. David Wood’s delightful adaptation has been acclaimed by critics during its previous runs, and is guaranteed to be a favorite, especially for young children!

Why Watch The Tiger Who Came to Tea

British writer Judith Kerr sold over 10 million copies across the world, and published The Tiger Who Came to Tea in 1968. It continues to be extremely popular among children, with a television adaptation all set to air on Channel 4 in the UK.

David Wood’s brilliant adaptation captures the humour of the original story, the over-the-top antics, and double-takes making it a hilarious show. The staging is perfect, giving the audience the feeling as if they have stepped into a children’s book. The costume design is also top-notch, and are an excellent recreation of Kerr’s memorable illustrations. Wood, once proclaimed by The Times as The National Children’s Dramatist in in charge of direction for this musical. Well known for his stage adaptations of Roald Dahl classics, Wood promises a holiday hit!

The Story

Sophie is a young girl living with her parents. She is enjoying tea one day with her mother in the kitchen when an amicable tiger knocks on their door. He politely asks Sophie and her mother if he can join them for tea. The tiger drinks all the tea in the house, eats all the food, and even manages to drink all the water! He then leaves.

When Sophie’s father returns in the evening, he finds that all the food and water in the house has been finished. The family decides to go out and enjoy a meal at a cafe. The following day, expecting the tiger to return, Sophie and her mother buy a lot of food (including tiger food)!

Will the friendly tiger return to have tea at Sophie’s house?

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run from 9th December, 2019 to the 5th February, 2020.
Please check the calendar for available show timings.

The show is approximately 55 minutes without an interval.

Directed by
David Wood

Author & Illustrator
Judith Kerr

Additional Info


Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Babies in arms under the age of 18 months do not need a ticket.

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Coat Check
Wheelchair accessible

The Theatre Royal Haymarket has a seating capacity of 888.

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.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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My Tickets

Your booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of the theatre.

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