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The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to the West End in 2023

The Olivier Award-nominated stage production of The Tiger Who Came to Tea today announces its return to Theatre Royal Haymarket, commemorating the centenary year of its beloved author, the late Judith Kerr OBE. A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood OBE, based on the classic tale by Judith Kerr OBE, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns for its third consecutive summer season at London’s Theatre Royal Haymarket, opening on Monday 10 July and playing until Sunday 3 September 2023. Casting for the West End production is yet to be announced.

Tiger Lady - courtsey of Chloe Nelkin Consulting.
Tiger Lady – courtsey of Chloe Nelkin Consulting.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea will also return for another major tour of the UK and Ireland in 2023, opening on 31 January and touring until September.

Hailed as Britain’s best-loved picture book, Judith Kerr’s timeless classic The Tiger Who Came to Tea is now entering its 55th year, selling over 5 million copies since it was first published in 1968. The stage show premiered in 2008 and has since toured nationally and internationally, including Christmas seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre with sold out dates in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Bahrain. In 2012 the production was nominated for the Olivier Award for ‘Best Family Entertainment’. This will be its 9th West End season.

Bringing the nation’s favourite tea-guzzling tiger to life on stage, this musical slice of teatime mayhem entertains with sing-a-long songs, oodles of magic and interactive fun. It’s the ideal introduction to live theatre for children aged three and above and the perfect summer treat for the whole family.

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!

Directed by David Wood OBE, with designs by Susie Caulcutt, assistant director/choreographer Emma Clayton, music arranger & supervisor Peter Pontzen, magical illusions designed by former President of the Magic Circle Scott Penrose, lighting design by Tony Simpson and sound design by Shock Productions. Produced by Nicoll Entertainment Ltd.

Listings Information:
Theatre Royal Haymarket, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4HT
Monday 10 July – Sunday 3 September 2023
Performance Times:
Monday 11am & 1:30pm
Tuesday 11am & 1:30pm
Wednesday NO SHOWS
Thursday 11am & 1:30pm
Friday 11am & 1:30pm
Saturday 10.30am
Sunday 11am & 1:30pm
(No performance Mon 10 July, 11am)
Box Office: 020 7930 8800
Website: www.tigerstealive.com

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