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The Tiger Who Came To Tea

Children, Family, Theatre Downtown Dubai 18 Sep 19
The Tiger Who Came To Tea
The Tiger has been coming to tea for 50 glorious years! Come and celebrate this amazing journey of Judith Kerr's beloved picture book at Dubai Opera on 18th September.
AED 110 Bronze, AED 120 Side Box, AED 130 VVIP
Event Location
Dubai opera , Dubai
Downtown Dubai
Start Time
18 September 2019, 12:00 AM
End Time
18 September 2019, 12:00 AM

Keep the kettle on and stock up the cupboards – the much-loved children’s book The Tiger Who Came to Tea is being brought to life on stage at Dubai Opera on 18th September.

Based on the bestselling children’s book by the British author Judith Kerr, this whimsical show tells the story of a little girl named Sophie, her mother and a tiger who unexpectedly shows up to their tea party.

The London-based actress Abbey Norman, 30, who has been portraying Sophie since the play debuted in 2008, says her tiny frame helps get her cast in children’s roles (including as the mouse in The Gruffalo when it came to Dubai in 2007). The British director and celebrated children’s laureate David Wood, who adapted the story for the stage, acknowledges the tiger is greedy but “although he causes chaos eating everything, he displays good manners and gratitude to his hosts”.

It is bound to reel in the whole family with audience interaction, singalong moments and exciting surprises. Audiences can expect to see the story faithfully played out on stage, complete with a splendid Tiger (the role is played by Benjamin Wells), a realistic kitchen based on the book’s illustrations and a “tigerobics” sequence. The visual effects include plates of food being magically devoured and the fridge empties and later refills.

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