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 story, based on the classic bestselling book of all time by Judith Kerr; was first published in 1968, and since then has been so popular it has 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 from 10 September 2019. 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 Daddy say when he comes home and there is no food for supper?

The creative team includes Directors: Matthew Counihan and Coba-Maryn Wilsenach, Musical Director: Dale Scheepers, Costume Design: Sarah Roberts, Set Design: Stan Knight and Lighting: Jane Gosnell.

The versatile and talented cast includes; Marvin Molepo, Brandon Matthew Otto, Chante’ Ras and child actors from NCT workshops 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!

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: 10 to 29 September 2019
Where: Wynnstay Theatre at National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown
Time: 10:30 and 14:30 during school holidays
Ticket prices: R120 adults and R100 children

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