The First Hippo On the moon
From Number One bestselling Children’s author David Walliams comes an explosively funny space adventure for children of 3 and up. Two fat hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first? The First Hippo on the Moon is playing at The Churchill Theatre until this Saturday.
3 …2 …1 …BLAST OFF!
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.
Funny story to this show.. we all know David Walliams for his comedy and him in general, so I was interested to see how and if he was able to pull off entertaining children to go beside us adults.
When I saw The First Hippo On The Moon advertised I booked it up, sadly the theatre had to cancel my day it was showing, and I was unable to see the other days due to other commitments.
When I was given a chance to see it again, I snatched that opportunity up like nothing.
The auditorium wasn’t very full but in a way was more of an intimate setting.
We were able to have seats close to the stage which was beneficial for the monkey, not a very long concentration span and with the autism, with possible ADHD it’s hard to know if I’ll have to grab her out of the show.
The stage was set up, and it felt like we were in the jungle, I have to admit it was a good show I loved the three types of variations that were used, on stage human-sized puppets, on stage mini puppets for the moon scene, and the television puppets.
I was very impressed with how three people were able to master and stay in sync with the monkey’s movements, and Evie had fun dancing to some of Sheila’s songs.
I feel there was a strong message le petit theatre and David Walliams had to bring to the younger generation, always have a dream and keep reaching for it, but don’t discredit people that have helped you along the way.
David Walliams has a few more theatre productions going on, and I honestly look forward to getting a chance to see them.