Space Hippo

10:20, 04 - 29 Aug

Earth is dying. We can't do anything to stop it. Our only hope is to launch a hippo into space. Along the way she will encounter new worlds, strange alien creatures and end up at the centre of an intergalactic war.

Hilarious, weird and epic science fiction from Japan, experienced through award-winning cinematic shadow puppetry. The performers project over two hundred handmade puppets onto a large screen to create a live analogue motion picture before your very eyes.


"More epic than most billion dollar blockbusters" -

"Surprisingly touching and beautifully executed" - CBC (★★★★★)

Part of our Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme