The Tiger Who Came to Tea

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Prepare for The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre show this winter!

Published in 1968, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a fun short story for children, written and illustrated by Judith Kerr and published by HarperCollins. The book tells the story of Sophie, a young girl, her mother, and a tiger who cuts in on their afternoon tea. Over 50 years since the book’s publication, it remains widely popular, selling more than 10 million copies all over the world. An adaptation of the book will also air on TV at Christmas 2019. In the meantime, the hype for The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre adaptation is rapidly growing as the Olivier Award nominee comes to the West End. So, book your tickets to witness this charming family favourite come to life on stage this winter.

A classic childhood story

As Sophie and her mother are sitting down for tea, they are surprised when the doorbell rings. Upon answering the door, they are alarmed to see a tiger who wants to have tea and wants to be invited inside. Eventually, they let the tiger in, and chaos ensues! The tiger drinks all their tea and eats all the food they have in the house. It even drains every bit of water from the taps before leaving. Sophie’s father returns home, and the three of them go out for a delicious meal in a cafe. The next day, Sophie and mummy go out to get food, including a big box of food for the tiger.

The creative and the leads

David Wood is one of the country’s most successful playwright and director for kids. Some of his works include Babe the Sheep-Pig, The Witches, and The Gingerbread Man. He is excited to transform this fun and compelling book into a play. Emma Clayton is the choreographer and assistant director. In 2016, she was nominated for a Carl Alan Award for her theatre choreography. Her credits include popular titles like The Night Before Christmas, Aliens Love Underpants, Guess How Much I Love You, What Flows Past The Baltic, and many others.

Starring as Sophie for the West End production is Jocelyn Zackon. Her theatre credits include Tea for Three, Piglet in Winnie the Pooh, and Jack and The Beanstalk. You will also see David Scotland as the tiger, postman, milkman, and the father on stage. He holds several credits, including Johnny in Geek! – A New Musical, When Midnight Strikes, and The Ripper. They are all set to make The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre production an unforgettable experience.

Discover or relive this fantastic story by watching this show live on stage. The Tiger Who Came to Tea theatre show gives life to this wonderful story on stage. Have plenty of fun with as you sing and move around to the catchy music. This fun-packed show guarantees a delightful time!


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.

Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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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