The First Hippo on the Moon lands at the Broadway Theatre

The premier theatre production based on The First Hippo on the Moon, an original children’s book from best-selling author and comic actor David Walliams, is set to visit Broadway Theatre on 10-11 April.

This explosively funny space adventure for children aged three and up, has been brought to the stage by award winning theatre company Les Petits. Featuring a mixture of larger than life puppets, live music and mayhem, the story follows the enormously rich Hercules Waldolf-Franklin III and the ingenious Shelia as they compete to be the first hippo to make it to the moon.

Sue Scott-Davison, Creative Programmer for Broadway Theatre, commented: “We are absolutely thrilled to be bringing the very first stage adaptation of David Walliam’s latest book for younger children to the Broadway Theatre. This promises to be a lovely Easter treat for children aged three and above, and their families of course!”

Les Petits Theatre Company said: “We are delighted to be premiering the first stage adaption of David Walliams' picture books for young readers, and to be working with an author who we have long admired for his boundless imagination and great sense of fun.”

David Walliams’ brilliantly funny stories are adored by children the world over, with his books having been translated into 45 different languages and with over 9.5 million copies sold in the UK alone.

The show is suitable for children aged three and above. Tickets are priced at £14 each, with family tickets (4 people, max 2 adults) available for £48. To book, visit or call 01462 681088.

First Hippo on the Moon