Meet the Cast of The Tiger Who Came To Tea

If you’ve read the popular children’s book, The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr, you’ll know how magical and memorable this story is. And now you can see it live on the big stage: a spectacular, interactive and fun-filled show of the same name is currently touring the UK. So let’s find out more about the production and meet the talented cast.


What’s The Tiger Who Came To Tea About?

When a little girl called Sophie answers the door to a very hungry and thirsty tiger, her day changes forever. The striped beast comes in and eats all their tea - including Daddy’s supper! He gobbles up all the food in the house and even drinks the bathwater before disappearing into the night, never to be seen again. Sophie and Mummy are most shocked. And when Daddy comes home from work, the family has to go out for something to eat as there’s nothing left.


Meet the Cast

Kids stage shows are a great way to introduce children to theatre, with The Tiger Who Came to Tea being brought to life by a small yet incredibly talented cast. Stars of the show include:


Tia Bunce - Sophie 

A natural on stage, Tia has been performing since she was a young child, training at the Janice Sutton Theatre School from the age of three. At 16, she went to the Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama where she achieved a Professional Musical Theatre Diploma. Having made her professional debut in 2021, Bunce is currently enjoying her third tour with The Tiger Who Came to Tea, playing the role of Sophie.


Ellie Shove - Mummy 

Since training at The Guildford School of Acting, Ellie has enjoyed a successful screen and stage career to date. She landed a role in Season 6 of The Crown and has numerous theatre credits to her name. These include Mrs Cratchit in A Christmas Carol and The Gaoler’s Daughter in The Wind and The Willows. Ellie is currently playing Mummy in her first UK tour


Joseph Saunders - Daddy/Milkman/Postman/Tiger

Taking on multiple roles for the UK tour, Joseph Saunders will play Daddy, the Milkman, the Postman and the Tiger himself. Get ready to shout ‘he’s behind you’ when he enters the stage in a brilliant tiger costume. Like Ellie, Joseph also trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating from the Musical Theatre BA (Hons) course in 2021. His theatre credits include Spring Awakening, Carousel: In Concert and Jurassic World (The Exhibition).


Scott Howlett - Understudy

Having trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Howlett brings plenty of experience to the stage. Theatre credits include Flynn in Rapunzel, Kris The Crab in The Little Mermaid, Pierre in Beauty and The Beast, and George in Little Red Riding Hood.


Holly Clack - Understudy/Wardrobe 

Holly is an understudy and works in the wardrobe department. She’s currently enjoying her first UK tour since graduating from the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts where she achieved a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre in 2023. Her theatre credits while training include: Into The Woods (Baker’s Wife), The Wild Party (God), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (Ensemble) and Big Fish (Assistant Director and Evelyn).

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