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The Tiger
Abbey Norman

Abbey Norman

Sophie (UK and international company)

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. 

Molly Waters

Molly Waters

Sophie (Norwich Company)

Molly trained at the Birmingham School of Acting. Credits whilst training include Hilda, Stanley; Heather, A Brief History of Helen of Troy and Angel City 4 Soprano, City of Angels. Credits since graduating include Sylvia Craven, The Philanderer; Ginny, Relatively Speaking; Saunders, Fallen Angels (all with Michael Friend Productions); Jaz/Jones, Girls With Balls (Leciester Curve, Inside Out Festival); Sophie, The Tiger Who Came to Tea (UK Tour and Edinburgh Fringe), Sybilla, Iago the Villain of Venice (The Attic Theatre, Stratford) and Portia, Shylock's Revenge (The Attic Theatre, Stratford), Peter Rabbit and Lucy, Where's Peter Rabbit? (The Old Laundry Theatre) and Ellie the Elf, Santa's Polka Dot Pirate (New Wimbledon Studio Theatre). Molly is delighted to be on board the 'Tiger train' once again! The story is a favourite of hers from her childhood and she hopes you enjoy watching it as much as she enjoys bringing it to life

Harry Howle

Harry Howle

Daddy/Tiger/Milkman/Postman (UK and international company)

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.

Alan Atkins

Alan Atkins

Daddy/Milkman/Postman/Tiger (Norwich Company)

Alan is very pleased to be rejoining Team Tiger again, having played Daddy/Milkman/Tiger in the original cast of The Tiger Who Came to Tea (UK and International tours and in the West End - Olivier nominated) Recent credits include Lancelot in Spamalot and Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig in Oliver! (Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells) and Guard in short film Léo. Also Archie in Sixteen Sonorous Stones (Brighton Festival), Daniel in Coming in to Land (Leicester Square Theatre), Sir Thomas Ingoldsby in The Dark Entry (Canterbury Festival), Bloodbottler/Head of the RAF in The BFG (Polka Theatre), Brownlow/Sikes in Oliver Twist (TNT Theatre - European Tour), Fix in Around the World in 80 Days (BAC), Greta in Bent (Courtyard, Kings Cross - Time Out Critic's Choice), Sondheim's You're Gonna Love Tomorrow (Greenwich Playhouse), new musical Love and Other Ambiguities (Greenwich Theatre), various panto villains and comics from Aberdeen to Aldershot and Ian in An Evening With Gary Lineker (Nottingham Theatre Royal). Also Richard III, As You Like It, Twelfth Night and Algernon in The Importance of Being Earnest, all for Heartbreak Productions (UK Tours).

Ashley Tucker

Ashley Tucker

Mummy (UK and international company)

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!

Stephanie Summers

Stephanie Summers

Mummy (Norwich Company)

Stephanie trained at Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama in Nottingham. She joined the company of “The Tiger Who Came to Tea” just after graduating and has been with 'Tiger' to visit the children and families of the; West End, Australia, China,  Singapore, UAE, UK and Ireland. Stephanie recently played The Journalist in “Baby” at Slam King's Cross and is currently in development for a sketch comedy.
TV credits include; Ruth Ellis in Channel 5 documentary "Inside Holloway”.
Stephanie is represented by Louise Gubbay Associates.

Jacob Jackson

Jacob Jackson

Understudy/ASM (UK and international company)

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.

Charlie Bowyer

Charlie Bowyer

Understudy/ASM (Norwich company)

Charlie is originally from Kent and graduated from studying Musical Theatre at Performance Preparation Academy (PPA), Guildford.

Credits whilst training included The Narrator in Into The Woods, Stephen in Bring It On – The Musical and Mr Bascombe in Carousel.

His theatrical credits include Beast in Beauty & the Beast (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry and Lincoln Drill Hall), Lead Vocalist onboard the Saga Sapphire, Phoebus in The Legend of Notre Dame (London Theatre Workshop), Othello (Guildford Shakespeare Company), Jack Frost’s Frozen Christmas (Pavilion, Worthing), The World Goes ‘Round (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford) and The Setup (Guildford Fringe).

Katie Arundell

Katie Arundell

Understudy/Wardrobe Mistress (UK and international company)

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’!

Sarah Horton

Sarah Horton

Understudy/Wardrobe Mistress (Norwich Company)

Sarah trained for 3 years in musical theatre and Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama.
Most recently, Sarah took the role of Dame and Cat in the Christmas tour of Dick Whittington and his cat. Sarah was a performer in Disneyland Paris's 20th Anniversary spectacular. 
She is thrilled to be joining The cast of The Tiger who Came to Tea!


★★★★

This Tiger is the cat's meow

The Times

★★★★

A delight from start to finish

Time Out

★★★★

A rare & grrreat achievement

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