If you’re looking for things to do in North Finchley, don’t miss The Tiger Who Came to Tea. Straight from the West End and currently enjoying a UK tour, this epic show will roar its way into London and is a delight for the whole family. Days out in London don’t get much better than this, so book your tickets now and enjoy a magical, musical adventure with Sophie and her family as they meet the greediest tiger on the planet. To get you in the mood, here are five films with tigers to enjoy before heading to the theatre.
After selling their Zoo in India and deciding to move to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a boat with their sons and a few remaining animals. But when a terrible storm strikes, the couple’s teenage son, Pi, is left stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a fearsome Bengal tiger. He is the only human survivor. As days turn into weeks and weeks drag to months, Pi and the tiger must learn to trust each other if they’re both going to survive.
Diego is the saber-tooth tiger found in all five of the Ice Age movies. With his long canine teeth and retractable claws, he is, without doubt, one of the best hunters in the movie. He’s also a skilled tracker and an avid adrenaline junkie. Sly like a cat, yet cool under pressure, Diego spends a long time working out where his loyalties lie and whether or not he can go ahead with the plan of stealing a human baby and delivering it to a pack of fellow saber-tooths who dislike people.
Born and raised in the circus, Vitaly, the macho Russian tiger, is famous for his hoop jumping act. But when a trick goes wrong, resulting in extremely bad burns, Vitaly fears his life will never be the same. It’s only when he meets Madagascar favourites Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman that his confidence is once again restored.
What’s not to love about Disney’s Aladdin? There’s a magic carpet, a shape-shifting genie, and a cheeky little monkey. There’s also a super cute tiger called Rajah who considers himself Princess Jasmine’s best friend. He ferociously protects her from all the weird princes that want to marry her and is happy to chase them away from the castle by biting through their trousers.
The Jungle Book is a great, family-friendly adventure. You’ll get to meet happy-go-lucky Baloo, sensible Bagheera, adventurous Mowgli and, of course, the frightening tiger Shere Khan. Every movie needs a baddie, right? It makes things more interesting. And Shere Khan is an enemy of the other jungle creatures. But will he succeed in capturing poor little Mowgli, the human he despises?
If you’re wondering what to do in North Finchley, The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a great choice. Book your tickets today for a fun-filled day out.