Grrr… The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes to life


Hold onto your biscuits! There’s a (friendly) tiger visiting Melbourne and Sydney this summer.

If you’re ready to introduce your preschooler to the magic of theatre, may I suggest starting with a much-loved, classic story?

Based on Judith Kerr’s best-selling book of the same name, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is on stage this summer in a musical play that is sure to delight young audiences (and grown-ups who loved this particular tea-partying tiger when they were growing up!).

Join Sophie and her unexpected guest for some tea-time mayhem, magic and sing-a-long songs first at the Sydney Opera House, then at the Arts Centre Melbourne. The stage adaptation of the classic tale was created by David Wood, deemed the UK’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. The Tiger Who Came to Tea was a sell-out smash in London’s West End and we’re lucky that the tiger has picked Australia as his next place to take tea!

For those not familiar with story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a best-selling children’s book and has been a favourite since it was published in 1968. The story still holds all of its appeal – the nonsense of a tiger having tea coupled with the thrill of the disruption he causes is exactly the type of action that thrills little kids.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is on stage at the Playhouse, Sydney Opera House from 10 – 28 December, 2014 and then the Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne from 2 – 18 January, 2015. The show is suitable for children aged three years and over. Tickets begin at $26 each for Melbourne shows and can be booked online or at the Arts Centre Melbourne. Tickets to the Sydney shows start from $30 and can be booked via the Sydney Opera House.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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