Attached are images of David Walliams visiting the set of The First Hippo on the Moon. The production held its world premiere at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, where it will run until 7 January before touring to over 40 UK venues in 2017. The story is based on David Walliams’ picture book and has been brought to the stage by innovative children’s theatre company Les Petits Theatre Company.
The First Hippo on the Moon has been adapted for the stage by Les Enfants Terribles and Les Petits’ Artistic Director Oliver Lansley, whose other adaptations of children’s literature have included the immersive dining experience Dinner at the Twits and Alice’s Adventure’s Underground. The puppets for The First Hippo on the Moon have been created by Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell who have previously collaborated on War Horse and The Lorax. The cast for The First Hippo on the Moon includes Dominic Allen, Alice Bounce, Caroline Bowman, Owen Jenkins and Rosie Nicholls.