Tiger earns his stripes as kids' favourite
It's hardly giving anything away to say that the story revolves around a hungry tiger visiting Sophie and her family. Most of the audience seemed more than familiar with the plot of the story which has been a staple on young bookshelves since the 1970s.
Everyone knows when the tiger is due on stage, and the build up is quite jolly. When he arrives (I don't know why I assume it's a he, probably because he ate everything and left without offering to help with the washing up), he doesn't disappoint. There's plenty of stage trickery as he empties out the house of food, much to the delight of the infants in the crowd.
This production by David Wood has been doing the rounds for a while - it is the same as one that was in Birmingham a few years ago. But with a new generation arriving to enjoy it, it is well worth taking the kids to.