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Illustration copyright by Kerr-Kneale (c) 1968

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Judith Kerr, author
David Wood, playwright & composer


67 pgs. 2 female, 1 male

Originally premiered at Bloomsbury Theatre, UK, in 2008

Run Time: 55 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


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, stripy tiger! This delightful adaptation of Judith Kerr’s classic picture book has a mix of magic, mayhem and joyful interactive songs.

“This is a perky and well-judged adaptation from David Wood” –London Evening Standard

“As a fun piece of well-crafted theatre that taps into children’s imaginations, this Tiger is the cat’s meow.” –The Times, UK

‘…a grrreat achievement’ -Mail on Sunday, UK

‘It is perfect entertainment…and brings out all the mischief and humour of the original picture book to vibrant life…The show roars along sweeping the audience with it.’  -The Times, UK

*Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Entertainment and Family in 2012.

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