David Walliams’ Charming Children’s Book ‘The First Hippo On The Moon’ Rockets Into Crewe This March
David Walliams has taken the literary world by storm in recent years and now his endearing children’s tale The First Hippo On The Moon has been adapted to the stage for a full-scale UK tour, which will be blasting into Crewe Lyceum on Sunday 5 March at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM.
Based on David 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.
David Walliams’ brilliantly funny stories are adored by children all over the world. 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. One of his most successful titles Gangsta Granny was adapted for the stage in November 2015 by Birmingham Stage Company and continues on tour until January 2017.
The First Hippo on the Moon has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed theatre company Les Petits following their hugely successful production of Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. The creative team at Les Petits have also worked on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax at The Old Vic and the National Theatre’s productions of Elephantom, War Horse and Raymond Briggs’ The Bear. Les Petits was set up as the sister company to Les Enfants Terribles whose work includes Dinner at the Twits, The Game’s Afoot, The Trench, The Vaudevillains and Olivier nominated Alice’s Adventures Underground.
Suitable for children aged three and up, this hippo-tastic production is brought to life by a cast including Dominic Allen, Alice Bounce, Caroline Bowman, Owen Jenkins and Rosie Nicholls, with specially created puppets from Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell who have previously collaborated on War Horse and The Lorax
“We’re delighted to be bringing the wonderful story of the First Hippo On The Moon to life on the Lyceum stage this March. It promises families a truly fantastical adventure featuring puppetry, music, mayhem and a giant space race to the moon, making for an unforgettable day out!”
Book your tickets now for The First Hippo On The Moon on Sunday 5 March at 2:30 PM & 4:30 PM via the Box Office or online at crewelyceum.co.uk.