picture 1

picture 2    picture 3

picture 2
 The Hippopotamus

Thursday 8th February at 7:30pm
John Clare Theatre

The Hippopotamus is a rollicking adaptation of the best-selling novel by Stephen Fry. It centers on a lapsed poet, failed drama critic, redundant husband and hard-working drunk, Ted Wallace (the mellifluously voiced Roger Allam in a rare starring role). Fired from his newspaper job, Ted leaps at the chance to drown his sorrows at his old friendís country estate, Swafford Hall. A series of spiritual healings have recently put the household in a tizzy.

John Jencks

Roger Allam, Tim Charles, Rod Glenn

Rating:  15
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
Length:  89mins

Trailer   View trailer on YouTube
Trailer   View or print film notes