Children’s favourite ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ returns to Liverpool’s Epstein Theatre

Posted on 13 December 2016
By Khyle Deen
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The Tiger Who Came to Tea is roaring back into Liverpool as part of a major UK tour in 2017. The truly magical Olivier Award nominated West End production opens on Thursday 30 March at the Epstein Theatre, Liverpool for a two day run.

Adapted and directed by David Wood OBE, Judith Kerr’s ever popular tale, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, is the ideal introduction to theatre for children aged three plus and the perfect treat for the whole family.

When Sophie and her Mummy welcome the hungry Tiger to tea, he proceeds to eat all the sandwiches, buns, biscuits and more. He even manages to drink all the water in the tap! What will Sophie’s Daddy say when he gets home?

Join the Tiger, Sophie and her Mummy and Daddy, in this musical slice of teatime mayhem with sing-a-long songs, oodles of magic and interactive fun.

David Wood is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children, whose many successes include: The Gingerbread Man, Guess How Much I Love You, eight Roald Dahl adaptations including West End hits The BFG, The Witches and George’s Marvellous Medicine; and the Olivier Award winning Goodnight Mister Tom.

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!

A musical play adapted and directed by David Wood, based on the much-loved book by Judith Kerr, designed by Susie Caulcutt, movement director Emma Clayton and Music Arranger / Supervisor Peter Pontzen. Tour cast to be announced. The Tiger Who Came to Tea is produced by Nick Brooke Ltd.

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Listings Information

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Epstein Theatre , Hanover House, 85 Hanover St, Liverpool L1 3DZ
Thursday 30 – Friday 31 March 2017
Performance Times: Thu 1.30pm, Fri 10.30am & 1.30pm
Box Office: 0844 888 4411

Running time: 55 minutes – no interval
Suitable for ages 3+

Fun facts about The Tiger Who Came to Tea!

The Show

· Music – The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Judith Kerr.

· Mayhem – Although the tiger in the book speaks, the Tiger in the show does not, preferring to cause mayhem through physical comedy and movement.

· Magic – The show contains magical illusions designed by the President the Magic Circle, Scott Penrose.

· The Tiger Who Came to Tea was first performed at the Bloomsbury Theatre in 2008, prior to a national UK tour. The production has since gone on to tour nationally and internationally, playing four smash-hit summer seasons in the West End, Christmas seasons at the Sydney Opera House and Melbourne Arts Centre, as well as sell-out dates in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Bahrain.