This year celebrates 50 years since Judith Kerr’s classic picture book The Tiger Who Came to Tea, was published and also 10 years since it was adapted into a stage show by David Wood OBE. Since its appearance on the stage the show has toured the world, received a nomination for the Olivier awards in 2012 and this year will hit the West End for the 5th time.
The Piccadilly Theatre in London will be home to Sophie, her Mummy and Daddy and their friend the tiger from Thursday 28th of June until Sunday the 9th of September. A perfect family day out or special treat this summer.
We were lucky enough to catch this show when it toured the UK last summer (read our full review here) and were completely enchanted by the whole production. From set designs and positioning that come straight from Judith Kerr’s original illustrations to the catchy and interactive songs, it kept my two young children captivated for the full 55 minutes.
One of the highlights has to be the brilliant props and magical illusions that have been designed by Scott Penrose, President of The Magic Circle. They seamlessly make all the food “disappear” into the tiger’s mouth to gasps of astonishment from the young audience.
A fabulous adaptation that celebrates the charm and brilliance of a much-loved book.
Want to see this show but not in London this summer?
UK tour dates have now been announced for the rest of the year! Head to tigerstealive.com/tickets for more info.