Operation Ouch! Live on Stage

Following two sold-out Australian tours, well-known twin doctors’, Dr Chris and Dr Xand, arrive in London’s West End for a strictly limited festive season. Combining television treats, stunts and the UK’s National Health Service, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is the theatrical experience that brings to life the pair’s hit BBC children’s show.

Based on CBBC show Operation Ouch!, which is now celebrating its fifth season, the production receives its UK premiere at the Apollo Theatre, giving audiences a chance to see the duo live on stage. Jam-packed with plenty of stunts, crazy experiments and fun facts, the doctors delve into the fascinating world of biology to show kids the amazing things human bodies can do!

Prepare to witness your favourite moments from the two-time BAFTA winning television show, as Dr Chris and Dr Xand ask the important questions – what does it look like inside Dr Xand’s head? Are bugs and germs good for you? What can you do with a month’s load of farts? How do we sneeze? And what exactly happens to food when you chow down?

A hilarious, fun and educational trip into science and silliness, Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is a must-see for families looking for something different this festive season. Playing a strictly limited season at London’s Apollo Theatre, gear up for some laughs from the nation’s favourite medical men!

Cast and Creative

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is created and performed by twin brothers Chris and Xand Van Tulleken, who are otherwise known as Dr Chris and Dr Xand. Growing up in London and graduating from Oxford University in 2002, the pair have combined the UK’s National Health Service with television work to produce a fun, educational show.

Previous work includes Blizzard: Race to the Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine Men Go Wild.

Show Lengths and Times

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage comes to the Apollo Theatre London for a limited festive season from 6 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, with an official opening on 9 December 2018. Performances are at 11am, 1:30pm, 2pm and 4pm, and vary depending on the day.

Show running time is 1 hour 10 minutes, without an interval.

Suitable for Children?

Operation Ouch! Live on Stage is recommended for children aged between 5-12 and their families.



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