Kids story

It’s tea time as the classic children’s story takes the stage in Nottingham

Discover The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Nottingham Theater Royal (Photo credit: Robert Day)

A musical piece adapted and directed by the experienced and talented David Wood, it is based on the classic tale by the late Judith Kerr.

The UK tour follows its sold-out summer season in the West End at the Theater Royal Haymarket.

In The Tiger Who Came to Take Tea, the doorbell rings when Sophie and her mother are seated for tea. Who could it be?

What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, striped tiger!

David Wood explained: “The live theater experience is brilliant for stimulating children’s imaginations.

“I believe that all children should have the right to see exciting theater; it can make them laugh, gasp, think and feel – and, of course, entertain them.

He continued: “Given the chance to appreciate the story, the music, the magic, the costumes and sets, the sound, the lighting and the audience participation, in a live performance – for real, before their eyes – I believe that as children their lives are enriched, their horizons broaden, their awareness and sensitivity increase.

Family fun in The Tiger Who Came To Tea at Nottingham Theater Royal (Photo by Robert Day)

David Wood concluded, “Theatre, like all the arts, has the power to transform, inspire and delight.”

Hailed as Britain’s best-loved picture book, Judith Kerr’s timeless classic The Tiger Who Came for Tea is now in its 54th year.

It has sold over five million copies since its first publication 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 Center with sold-out dates in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Bahrain, plus seven successful seasons at the West End.

The tiger who came for tea

In 2012, the production was nominated for the Olivier Award for “Best Family Entertainment”.

Bringing the nation’s favorite tea-thirsty tiger to life on stage, this musical slice of teatime mayhem entertains with sing-along songs, heaps of magic and interactive fun.

It’s the perfect introduction to live theater for kids three and up and the perfect summertime treat for the whole family.

The cast includes Jennifer Addey as Sophie, Katie Tripp as Mom, plus James Carlisle as Dad, Milkman, ‘Postman and Tiger.

To find out more about ticket availability for this family touring production, you can call the box office on 0115 9895555 or go to www.trch.co.uk