OPERATION OUCH! Live on Stage With Dr Chris and Dr Xand. 

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.


70 minutes - no interval

Good To Know

The appearance of any member of cast is subject to change and may be affected by contracts, holiday, illness, or events beyond the producers' control. If in doubt please check with the Box Office before booking.


Apollo Theatre

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

Additional Details & FAQ

Access Information

For Accessibility information please contact 0330 333 4815.


Cancellation Policy

No refunds or exchanges after booking.

How Does It Work

You will receive a booking confirmation email.

If you have chosen to collect at the venues box office, please print the booking confirmation and bring it on the day, a minimum of 30 minutes before the performance start time. You will also need to present the card used to purchase the tickets as valid ID.

If you have chosen E-ticket, you can download your voucher from your booking confirmation. Please print your voucher – it is your ticket of admission. Bring the voucher to the theatre. We recommend you arrive 30 minutes before the show to settle into your seats.

Suitable For Children

Age recommendation: 5-12 years

Where Do I Go

Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 7ES

 By Tube - Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly)

By Bus -1, 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 55, 176


4.9(20 reviews)
  • Sheila Cousins

    Jan 13, 2019

    Our two grand daughters really enjoyed the wonderful show put on by Xand and Chris. They were so entertaining and the girls were really engaged the whole time. Their ages are 10 and 6. A good show, and really "disgusting". x

  • Beth Walding-Field

    Jan 7, 2019

    Wonderful morning performance. Really well pitched at the right level, never patronising. Very engaging.

  • Sara

    Jan 6, 2019

    Great performance enjoyed by children and adults. Fun in an educational way, with some inspirational messages for children.

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