The First Hippo on the Moon at Worthing Theatre

This February half term sees this fabulous puppet show come to Worthing Theatre on it’s tour through the UK. “The First Hippo on the Moon” is the first adaptation from hugely popular children’s author David Walliams. His story is adapted by award winning the theatre company Les Petits and started it’s tour in Eastbourne over Christmas.

The story is about Sheila, the friendly hippo, as she goes on an epic adventure with her friends to beating her fellow rich and arrogant hippo Hercules Waldorf-Franklin III to reaching the moon before her.

But her journey is about so much more than simply flying to the moon. It teaches her that friends are much more important than anything else and in fact she is way more lucky than that rich hippo Hercules. As they help her build her very own rocket ship, she realises, that she has true friends who help her through thick and thin. 

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Photo Credit: Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

There are two big hippos, a giraffe, an ostrich, two porcupines, a gorilla, all life-sized puppets brought to life by very talented puppeteers; and a great huge moon. To power Sheila’s rocket they need to collect all the poop which my 5 year old LOVED 🙂

Will they get enough poop to make it all the way?

The show is about an hour long and recommended from age 3 upwards. 

“The First Hippo on the Moon” runs at the Connaught Theatre from Friday, 17th to Sunday, 19th February with 5 showings in total over that weekend, a perfect way to start the half-term holidays.

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Photo Credit: Richard Davenport for The Other Richard

*We received tickets for free in return for a review. Opinions and findings are our own.

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