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Apollo Theatre, London4.216 reviews
CBBC's Doctor Chris and Doctor Xand live on the West End stage

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Based on the hit CBBC children’s television series, Operation Ouch! is performing for the first time in the UK in December 2018. Don’t miss Dr Chris and Dr Xand up close and personal, live on stage!

Packed with incredible stunts, crazy experiments and amazing facts, the doctors will explore the fascinating world of biology and show you the awesome things your body can do! Plus they’ll share their favourite bits from the TV show.

What does it look like inside of Dr Xand’s head? How can germs be good for you? What can you do with a month’s worth of farts? How does sneezing work? What exactly happens to the food you eat? How can bugs be good for you? All these questions and more will be answered when TV’s favourite identical twins take to the stage – all in the name of medical science.

About Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken; Doctors, Identical Twins, TV Presenters:
Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken grew up in London and trained in medicine at Oxford University, graduating in 2002. They have combined work in the UK’s National Health Service with global health work and television; appearing in Blizzard: Race to the Pole, Medicine Men and Medicine Men Go Wild. Operation Ouch! has won two BAFTAs and is now in its fifth season.

Additional Information

Running time

70min (no interval)

Performance dates

6 December 2018 - 6 January 2019


Recommended for ages 5 to 12.

Venue Information

Apollo TheatreShaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7EZ

Customer Reviews

16 reviews4.2

Mrs Michelle Moore7th January

Brilliant show - had hoped for a few more live experiments but otherwise very enjoyable and educational. Daughters age 10 and 16 met all 3 doctors, they were lovely and we have photos for our memories too. Apollo Theatre good seating, my daughter is in a wheelchair and we sat in stalls - the staff took her down the stairs on a special lift and looked after us brilliantly.

Mr W Halliday4th January

Fun for both children and adults, full of facts and very interactive. The doctors also provide some subtle and very timely advice for 21 century school kids who may feel pressure, low self esteem or be hooked to their smart phones. Quite brilliant!

Chris Smart2nd January

Nice show. Quite short Good fun and informative for the kids

Melanie Stevens31st December

My 7 year old daughter is a huge Operation Ouch fan and she thoroughly enjoyed this show! She couldn’t stop talking about it after and my husband said it was a great mix of science, comedy and Christmas panto which kept everyone entertained!

Courtney Van de Weyer31st December

Brilliant show, very impressive

Angela Leyland29th December

Really enjoyable experience for all the family. Learnt lots of new things about the human body in a way that everyone could understand. Five stars.

Claire-Louise James29th December

My daughter loved it. It was very informative and very interactive for the audience. Everyone will learn something from it. Highly recommend

Mr Baxter19th December

It was a very good take on the tv programme and addressed all ages of the audience. def recommend it.

S Muqit17th December

It was satisfactory. Unnecessary information about the presenters’ childhood and excess self glorification. The presentation on lungs and ENT experiments were good though. Unfortunately I will not be recommending the show.

Katie17th December

Fantastic show - if you can see it then go! Well worth the travel to London. It was funny (for the adults as well as the children) a little gruesome (as you’d expect from operation ouch!) but also sensitive and thought provoking with a brilliant message to take home with us. Dr Chris and Dr Xand had the whole audience captivated from the start, right through to the end. Thank you for a truly fabulous show.

Naki Hondus10th December

It was very funny and I would watch it again but the only reason I gave it 3 stars is because my 10year old son said they talked too much and he expected to see way more experiments etc so can you imagine how the 3-6yr olds felt, I noticed a lot of younger children fidgeting about as they didn’t understand the long talks. As an adult I enjoyed it and my son enjoyed it very much but more action is needed and less classroom like talking :) love Dr Chris and Dr Zand though so funny and educational at the same time.

NJ10th December

They focus a bit too much on talking about themselves and not enough on the practical experiments they are famous for. So, a bit disappointing in comparison with the excellent tv series. The frustrating thing is you feel as if this show could be so much better. Maybe not enough detailed thought has been put into how to maximise this show’s potential? Saying that our son enjoyed it though.