The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Johannesburg - Performance   Tue 25 July - Sun 20 August  The National Children's Theatre
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
Based on the book by Judith Kerr
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
Songs and lyrics by David Wood

The doorbell rings. Sophie and her mother are mystified. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big furry, stripey tiger! 
The storyline is based on the classic bestselling book of all time by Judith Kerr; published in 1968, and never been out of print. Join the Tiger, Sophie and her Mummy and Daddy, in this happy slice of teatime mayhem. The musical is packed with magic, sing-a-long songs and great audience participation, and it’s on at National Children’s Theatre from 25 July 2017. It’s a stunning stage adaptation by David Wood of the classic tale of chaos at the tea table - expect to be surprised!
The Tiger Who Came to Tea tells the story of a tiger who unexpectedly knocks on the door of Sophie’s house, just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Of course, things get a little crazy when the tiger tells them he is hungry and thirsty. He proceeds to eat all the sandwiches, all the buns, all the biscuits and then he drinks all the milk and even drains all the water from the tap. Sophie is worried. What will her Daddy say when he comes home and there is no food for supper? 
Francois Theron has directed a versatile and talented cast who will enrapture audiences young and old. It’s a great musical play and if you’ve never had a Tiger arrive for tea, well then, this loveable production is the perfect way to show the whole family how to behave the next time one rings your doorbell!  
The creative team includes Artistic Director: Francois Theron, Musical Director: Dale Scheepers, Choreography: Jodie Davimes, Costume Design: Sarah Roberts and Set Design: Stan Knight. 
The talented cast of The Tiger Who Came To Tea includes: Jonathan Raath, Louise Duhain, Kefilwe Mohlabane and child actors from NCT workshops: Pascalle Durand, Zoe Buitendag and Luca Teague.
Don’t miss out on this wonderful entertaining show for children aged three and up, a perfect treat for the whole family. After every performance the audience will have an opportunity to meet the Tiger and maybe even get a tiger-hug! Or at least a tiger photo! 

For enquiries and bookings: Phone the theatre on 011 484 1584/5 or email

Shows daily at 10:00 & 14:00

Cost: R80 - R90

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