Operation Ouch! Live on Stage at Apollo Theatre tickets
Operation Ouch! Live on Stage at Apollo Theatre tickets

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About the show

After two smash-hit, sold-out tours in Australia, television’s favourite doctor duo bring their stage version of Operation Ouch! to London’s West End. Playing a strictly limited festive season at the Apollo Theatre, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is based on Dr Chris and Dr Xand’s hit BBC show of the same name.

Packed with crazy experiments, amazing facts and plenty of fun, the family show is the theatrical experience of the two-time BAFTA winning children’s show, which captured the minds of audiences from across the globe. Combining the UK’s National Health Service with television tricks and global health work, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is a treat not to be missed.

What exactly goes on inside Dr Xand’s head? Are germs actually good for you? What could you do with a month’s worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What happens to food once you eat it? And, are bugs good for you? Expect all of these important questions to be answered in the show!

Twin brothers Chris and Xand van Tulleken created the show after both graduating from Oxford University in 2002. Since then, the well-known doctor and presenter pair have gone on to appear in television shows such as Blizzard: Race to the Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine Men Go Wild, amongst more!

Prepare to laugh, learn and gasp at this brilliantly entertaining show, which is suitable for families of all ages. Playing a limited holiday season at London’s Apollo Theatre, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage runs from 6 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, with an official opening on 9 December 2019.

Recommended for

Those who enjoy shows such as the Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain series will thoroughly enjoy the fun facts in this show, whilst kids will be entertained by the silliness and exciting experiments!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 5-12

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour 10 minutes (without an interval)
Opened: 06 Dec 2018
Press night: 09 Dec 2018
Booking from: 01 Jan 2019
Booking until: 06 Jan 2019

Location and map

Apollo Theatre
Shaftesbury Avenue
London, W1D 7EZ

17 Reviews Add review

My Operation Ouch obsessed granddaughter & I thought the show was great. Intense excitement rewarded for my 6 yr old. Very happy with... More

jacquelinef2 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was great and I was particularly impressed with the social message Chris and Xand had to help children with self esteem & stress... More

emmac8 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show. Thoroughly recommended to all

mathewcooper 178cm, 26 reviews, 2 helpful votes


michelek2 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Real informative - especially loved the part on telling kids to not worry/stress about life or people who think them odd. My son loved... More

jenniferm6 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Loved the doctors, wonderful show and great inspirational talk to the children telling them all they have unlimited potential .. thank... More

deec 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Kids (5 and 7) found the show funny, educational and full of 'my favourite bit' stuff. I appreciated a mix of multimedia approach... More

martinam1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Interesting even for an old nanny

lynnel1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic show- full of fun and heart. Really well paced.

judithw2 1 review, 0 helpful votes