THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA at Oxford Playhouse Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 October 2018

By Cait Sweeney at

Direct from a smash-hit West End season, The Tiger Who Came to Tea comes to Oxford Playhouse from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 October 2018, celebrating 50 years of Britain’s best-loved picture book.

The doorbell rings just as Sophie and her mummy are sitting down to tea. Who could it possibly be? What they certainly don’t expect to see at the door is a big, stripy tiger!

The Tiger Who Came to Tea has been adapted for the stage and directed by David Wood OBE, who is undisputedly the country’s leading writer and director of plays and musicals for children. His many successes include The Gingerbread Man, BFG, The Witches, Meg and Mog, Spot and Babe the Sheep Pig.

Join the tea-guzzling tiger this October half-term in this delightful family show; packed with oodles of magic, sing-a-long songs and clumsy chaos. A stunning adaptation of Judith Kerr’s classic tale of teatime mayhem, expect to be surprised!

Tickets for The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Oxford Playhouse start at £10 and are available from the Ticket Office on 01865 305305 or book online at

Dates: Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 October 2018
Times: Wed 2pm & 4.30pm. Thu – Sat 11am & 2pm.
Tickets: £10 to £14. Discounts are available for groups of 10+.
Age Guideline: 3+
Running time: Approximately 55 minutes (no interval)

About the Oxford Playhouse

The Oxford Playhouse is a theatre for everyone.

Oxford Playhouse and its Burton Taylor Studio present and produce a wide range of live performance. The programme includes the best of British and international drama, family shows, contemporary dance and music, student and amateur shows, comedy, lectures and poetry.

We also create live performance here in Oxford. The Playhouse produces and tours its own shows, hosts Artists in Residence and presents Playhouse Plays Out, an ongoing series of off-site events which happen at locations across the county.

The theatre’s Learning team works with over 15,000 people each year through post show discussions, workshops, work experience, holiday schemes, a youth theatre and a young people’s theatre company.

Photos by Michael Jean Marain