If you’re wondering what to do with the kids in Norwich this spring, why not take them to the theatre? Today’s youngsters have the opportunity to experience children’s theatre in a way their parents often didn’t, with incredible award-nominated shows like The Tiger Who Came to Tea being designed especially for their age range and attention span. Here are six reasons to book tickets to this theatrical spectacle!
Judith Kerr’s picture Book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, was first published in 1968, meaning generations of children have grown up with it. The story is just as magical for today’s kids as it was for their grandparents, which makes a trip to the production a perfect opportunity to enjoy quality time as a family.
The Tiger Who Came to Tea is designed for little ones who can’t concentrate on a full length production. At just 55 minutes with no interval, it’ll keep them entertained - without lasting so long they get fidgety. Plus, performances are twice a day at 11am and 1.30pm, so you can book your tickets for the time that suits you best and work around meals and naps with ease.
Kids love to interact with a show, and The Tiger Who Came to Tea is jam packed with sing-along songs, magic and clumsy chaos that will have them giggling all the way through. There’s lots of opportunities for them to join in, including the loveable tiger’s signature dance. Get ready to swing your tail, shake your paws and stretch your claws!
If you’re a long-time fan of the picture book, you’ll love the way Judith Kerr’s illustrations come to life in the theatre show. The costumes are faithful, right down to Sophie’s checked tights, and the set captures the simplicity and homeliness of Sophie’s kitchen. It’s as if the pictures have been lifted straight off the pages of this classic.
If you’re not prepared to take our word for it, take a look at what the critics have to say about the production:
The Guardian’s Chris Wiegand praises its ‘neat humour’ and ‘delightful sleight-of-hand magic tricks’, while Time Out calls it, “a delight from start to finish, imaginatively weaving songs, humour and audience participation together”.
The Theatre Royal has been a part of the city’s arts scene for centuries, having opened in 1758. Not only does it host some of the best children’s shows in Norwich, it’s a spectacle in itself with its cosy yet elegant auditorium. There’s also a restaurant and café at the venue, so you can grab some refreshments before or after the performance.
If you’re looking for things to do in Norwich this spring, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which is playing from 2-4 March at the Theatre Royal. Book your tickets today!