29 Shaftesbury Avenue
(3mins) Take Shaftesbury Avenue along the side where the famous illuminated signs are. The theatre will be on your left about 100 metres along.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 4th July 2012|
|Booking Until:||Sunday, 2nd September 2012|
|Matinees:||Tuesday to Friday 11am or 11.30am, Saturday and Sunday 10am and 12pm|
|Running Time:||55 minutes|
This summer the Lyric Theatre will prove that it is not just the adult population that can get in on the action in the West End with the news that “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” will be returning to a London theatre for a run spanning from July to September 2012. The show is the adaptation of the well known children’s picture book from Judith Kerr and features songs penned by the acclaimed David Wood OBE, and the production will be presenting day-time performances throughout the run. So it is likely to be a wonderful place to take kids for an introduction to the West End.
In “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” the focus is on Sophie and her mother and one day in which nothing goes according to plan. They are sitting down to tea when they are joined by an uninvited guest – a large and stripy tiger. Naturally this leads to mayhem as the hungry feline barges into the house and proceeds to eat all of their food and all of their drink as well – pretty much anything he can get his hands on! It is not the evening they had in mind – especially seeing as Sophie can no longer take her bath! Eventually Dad comes home and they decide to eat out but when the next night comes round, only time will tell if their tiger friend is going to make a return appearance.
The original story was published in 1968 and was born from the mind of Judith Kerr, whose career has seen her pen an array of stories. From “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” to “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit”, “Twinkles, Arthur and Puss” and “One Night in the Zoo”, she has been an acclaimed author for many years.
And “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” is in safe hands with lyricist David Wood OBE, whose own career has included some well known children’s and family adventures, with writing work that has also included stage productions like “The Gingerbread Man” and “Rupert the Bear”, among others.
The show appears on the stage during a time when audiences will be flocking for evening performances of The Flying Karazamov Brothers throughout the summer. It also appears on the back of numerous other regular children’s shows arriving in the capital – namely “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom”.
“The Tiger Who Came To Tea” – which is suitable for children over the age of 3 - is at the Lyric Theatre from 4th July 2012 to 2nd September 2012.