The Tiger Who Came to Tea – The Haymarket, Basingstoke

Disclosure: We were invited to see this show for the purpose of this post however all opinions are my own.

We love going to the theatre as a family and it’s always such a treat for LP and Little Man. There’s something magical about seeing a story acted out in front of you when you’re a child. We went back to The Haymarket at the weekend to see one of LP’s favourite books live on stage – The Tiger Who Came to Tea.

The Haymarket is the perfect theatre to introduce children to theatre shows. It’s not too big, all the seats have a great view and the children are given booster seats to help them see better. As soon as we sat in our seats the children were excited, seeing the stage set up like a kitchen and hardly able to contain themselves when the characters came on stage.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - The Haymarket, Basingstoke

The Tiger Who Came to Tea is a classic children’s book featuring Sophie, her parents and, obviously, the tiger. The whole story is told by just four different actors and they are so realistic. The story shows Sophie’s day from having breakfast in the morning, to having lunch and going for dinner in the evening – not to mention tea with the tiger!

The show was full of songs, dancing and audience participation – LP and Little Man were completely engrossed throughout and we were all sad when The Tiger Who Came to Tea drew to a close. It was fun and entertaining, full of repetition that the children could get involved in and a lovely way to spend a morning. The show was just less than an hour long with no interval – a great length to keep even young children engaged throughout.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea had it’s last showing at The Haymarket this weekend but the show continues it’s tour around the country and you can find a full listing of show dates here. We all really enjoyed the show and cannot wait to go back to The Haymarket in the future.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea - The Haymarket, Basingstoke

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