The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

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The magical show for all ages

Based on the award winning picture book by Judith Kerr, The Tiger Who Came to Tea returns to London’s West End in 2020.

Adapted for the stage with songs and lyrics by the UK’s leading children’s theatre dramatist David Wood OBE, this musical treat is a delight for kids of all ages. David Wood is an acclaimed children’s theatre dramatist and director. His many successes include theatrical adaptations of Shaun the Sheep, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot, The Gingerbread Man and Babe the Sheep Pig.

The hilarious tale of a tea-guzzling tiger who drops in for tea contains lots of surprises for the whole family.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea is booking from 12 July 2021 until 5 September 2021 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, London.

What’s the Story?

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!

Join the tea-guzzling tiger in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos! A stunning stage adaptation of the classic tale of teatime mayhem… expect to be surprised!

Who’s in it? The Cast

The cast includes Jocelyn Zackon, Lizzie Dewar, David Scotland, Sarah Horton and Glen Newham.


★★★★★ “Delightful” –
★★★★ “A rare and grrreat achievement”  – Mail On Sunday
★★★★ “Roar talent…Old fashioned values shine in this children’s classic” – Sunday Telegraph
★★★★ “An invitingly jolly, consistently inventive treat… This Tiger is the cat’s meow” – The Times
★★★★ “It is perfect entertainment for pre-school children” – Daily Express
★★★★ “A delight from start to finish” – Time Out London

Additional Information

Performance dates
Booking to 5 September 2021

Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
Nearest Buses: 3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 40, 88, 91, 94, 139, 159, 176

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