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The First Hippo On The Moon

14 Feb - 15 Feb
  • Approx 1 hr
  • £13.50 & discounts
Illustration of 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 big hippos. One ENORMOUS dream. Who can make it to the moon first?

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.

Photos: The Other Richard

Adapted for the stage by award-winning Theatre company Les Petits following their hugely successful Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs and immersive London hit Adventures in Wonderland, comes a fantastical adventure featuring puppetry, music, mayhem and a giant space race to the moon!

The creative team have worked on such hit shows such as Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, The National’s Elephantom, Warhorse and Raymond Briggs’ The Bear.

Hear David Walliams speak about his writing (bbc.co.uk – © copyright 2016 BBC)

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LUNCH AT FOOD @ THE MERCURY

Food

Why not treat yourself to some lunch at Food @ the Mercury before your matinee performance?

Our lunch menu is available from 90 minutes before the performance start time and includes cooked dishes and sandwiches. We also offer a children’s menu and snacks menu. So that you can keep your options open, we won’t take your menu choice in advance, but we do recommend you book a table.

Click here to see our daytime dining options.

Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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