Space HippoMochinosha & The Wishes Mystical Puppet Company
The 2016 Pick of the Fringe winner returns to Victoria for ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Scientists weren’t lying. Earth is really dying. Space Hippo, you’re the only one, that can undo what we’ve done. Sail across the universe. Help us save the planet Earth. Hilarious and epic science fiction, experienced through live animation. With original music by Elliott Loran.
5 STARS “Funny, delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed”
5 STARS “Enthralling, charming and delightful”
-Onaku No Culture
4.5 STARS “Smart poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale”
-Winnipeg Free Press
About the artists:
Mochinosha Puppet Company was founded in 2012 by Canadian artist Daniel Wishes and Japanese artist Seri Yanai. Their wildly inventive stories, told through shadow puppetry, marionettes, glove puppets and live performance, have been featured in festivals, schools and libraries around the world. In 2016, Mochinosha was joined by singer/songwriter and Victoria native Elliott Loran who composed an original score for Space Hippo, which was awarded 4 Pick of the Fringe awards including Best Overall Production at the Victoria Fringe Festival. http://thewishes.ca
This show received funding from the Japan Foundation.
Metro Studio Theatre
1411 Quadra Street,
Phone: (250) 383-2663