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Abbey Norman

Abbey Norman

Sophie

Abbey played Sophie the original production of The Tiger Who Came to Tea and has enjoyed touring all over the world with the show including a season at Sydney Opera House and several in the West End. She has recently returned from Hong Kong playing the Alien in The Way Back Home for Big Wooden Horse. Other family theatre includes Little Nutbrown Hare in Guess How Much I Love You. Mouse in The Gruffalo & The Gruffalo’s Child both in the West End and touring, Talulah in Maisy’s Treasure Hunt, Robin Hood and The Extraordinary adventures of Mr Benn for the Nuffield Southampton. The Book of the Banshee for The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and The Night Before Christmas for Big Wooden Horse. 

Other theatre includes Jan in I’ll Be Back Before Midnight for Nuton Productions directed by Emma Clayton, A Murder is Announced, Pygmalion & The Importance of Being Earnest. She also sings in the vintage harmony trio ‘Some Swell Sisters' and is a founder member of The Shaw Society acting wing. 

Harry Howle

Harry Howle

Daddy/Tiger/Milkman/Postman

Harry trained at the Birmingham School of Acting formally BSSD graduating in 2009. Theatre credits include ASM/Understudy in The Tiger That Came to Tea (West End and UK/Australia/China tour), Creature in Frankenstein (Palketto Stage, Italian tour), Jim O’Connor in The Glass Menagerie (European Tour), Human Statue in ‘Don Giovanni’ (Opera Della Luna), Sergeant Of Police in The Pirates of Penzance (Edinburgh Fringe). 

Harry is an experienced pantomime performer, starring as the Ugly Sister in Cinderella (Middleton Arena, Liverpool Echo Arena, Theatre Royal Margate and the Princess Theatre, Clacton).

Other credits include: Harry in Hero at 35,000 feet (Objective Productions), King Zombie in ‘Shoot the Dead/ Don’t Stop Dancing music video, and Charlie/Golfer in Elastoplast Plasters - Britain vs Weather commercial.

Ashley Tucker

Ashley Tucker

Mummy

Ashley trained at the Birmingham School of Acting. She has most recently been playing Cinderella at Loughborough Town Hall, having been part of Aladdin there the year before. She previously played Cinderella at the Maltings Theatre, Berwick-upon-Tweed.

She has toured extensively for Vienna’s English Theatre in Austria, for North Country Theatre back in the UK in the stage adaptation of A Month in the Country, and of course as Mummy in The Tiger Who Came To Tea across the country and at the Pleasance Grand in Edinburgh.

Other credits include Salome for Time Zone Theatre, 1001 at the Courtyard Theatre Shoreditch and 24UK for Near-Ta Theatre. She is thrilled to be back on tour with the tiger again!

Jacob Jackson

Jacob Jackson

Understudy/ASM

Theatre credits include: NewsRevue (Canal Café Theatre); The Kissing Dance (Rose & Crown Theatre, for which he was nominated for an Off West End Award); In Soft Wings (Tristan Bates Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Unicorn Theatre); The Secret Garden; Company (The Marlborough Theatre); Virtually Dead (Bearded Kitten); 2.8 Hours Later (Agent November); Absent (DreamThinkSpeak). 

Jacob trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Katie Arundell

Katie Arundell

Understudy/Wardrobe Mistress

After graduating from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Katie performed the lead role in a workshop reworking an Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical Directed by Maria Friedman. Recently she played Wendy, Tinkerbell and Tigerlilly in ‘Peter Pan’ at Groombridge Place and prior to that toured Italy playing Lucy Westerna in ‘Dracula’ - Dir. Claire Dunlop. 

She is on the Original cast recording of ‘Valley of Song’ - Finborough Theatre – Dir. Benjamin Sperring and at the White Bear Theatre played Olivia in ‘Saint Nick’ – Dir. / Writer, Adam Chartris and Richard Parnwell. 

Katie is excited and delighted to join the company of ‘The Tiger Who Came to Tea’!


★★★★

This Tiger is the cat's meow

The Times

★★★★

A delight from start to finish

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A rare & grrreat achievement

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