Presented by Les Petits Theatre Company

The First Hippo on the Moon

Sunday 23rd Apr 2017 — Monday 24th Apr 2017, Corn Exchange Auditorium

Full Price £10.50 / (Buy 10 tickets and get the 11th free)

From number one bestselling children’s author David Walliams, comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up.

Two big hippos. One enormous dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

3 ...2 ...1 ...BLAST OFF!

Based on Walliams’ original children’s book with illustrations by Tony Ross, The First Hippo on the Moon is an explosively funny space adventure which sees the enormously rich Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III and ingenious Shelia compete to be the first hippo to make it to the moon.

Featuring colourful puppets, toe-tapping songs and giggle-inducing humour, the latest stage adaptation of Walliams’ works sets out to prove that friendship will get you further than fame and riches.

David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm and his brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over!  He has achieved unprecedented critical acclaim and quickly developed a reputation as a natural successor to Roald Dahl. His books have been translated into over 45 languages and sold over 9.5 million copies in the UK alone.

Adapted for the stage by acclaimed award winning Theatre company Les Petits and hot off the heals of their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs tour and immersive hit Adventures in Wonderland, comes a fantastical adventure featuring puppetry, music, mayhem and a giant space race to the moon!

The creative team have worked on such hit shows such as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The Nationals’ ElephantomWarhorse and Raymond Briggs’ The Bear.

  • “...the puppets are a delight”
    The Times
  • “...razor sharp theatre group”
    The Telegraph about Les Petites
  • “'A triumphant mix of wit and warmth'”
    Telegraph Books of the Year

Age Guide 3+

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