Space Hippo

 

A hilarious and epic science fiction adventure, experienced with live animation.
With an original score by Elliott Loran.
The show has received five star reviews and won multiple awards including overall best show at the Victoria Fringe Festival.

Story

The story follows an ordinary Hippopotamus who is sent into space by politicians in a misguided attempt to save the world from an impending ecological disaster.
We discover that Space Hippo is a mother who is desperate to return to her baby on Earth. She journeys across the universe, trying to get home with the help of a food dispensing robot and a mysterious alien lizard man.
Along the way she encounters resistance from two opposing alien forces who believe that she is the Egyptian Goddess Tawaret and want to use her for their own selfish purposes.

Show Information

Written by Daniel Wishes
Directed by Seri Yanai
Music by Elliott Loran
Promotional Artwork by Ryoko Kishida

Show Length: 55 min
Appropriate for 11 years old +

Awards

BEST OVERALL SHOW - Victoria Fringe Festival 2016
BEST VISUAL THEATRE - Victoria Fringe Festival 2016
BEST SHOW DESIGN - Victoria Fringe Festival 2016
BEST PERFORMANCE FROM UNDER REPRESENTED ARTIST (Seri Yanai) - Victoria Fringe Festival 2016
CRITIC'S PICK - Orlando Fringe Festival 2019

Reviews and Press

★★★★★ "Funny, delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed" -  CBC

-  Chosen as one of CBC's 12 must see shows

★★★★★ "Enthralling, charming and delightful" -  Otaku No Culture

★★★★1/2 "Smart, poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale." -  Winnipeg Free Press

"Another masterpiece"  -  Showbill.ca

"Extremely weird and extremely virtuosic" -  The Georgia Straight

"Sheer magic!" -  Janis La Couvée Review

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