NCT presents The Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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 Tiger Who Came to Tea is based on the book by Judith Kerr, adapted for the stage by David Wood, songs and lyrics by David Wood and directed by Francois Theron.

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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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 during the school holidays 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?

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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 Scheeper, 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.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger Who Came To Tea

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!

When: 25 July to 20 August 2017
Where: Wynnstay Theatre at National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown
Time: 10:00 and 14:00
Ticket prices: R90.00 for Chairs and R80.00 for cushions

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

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