Hip-hip horray for Hippo! Hippo at MAC

Published on 29 April 2016


HIPPO! HIPPO! A Big New Musical Adventure kicks off children’s theatre at Mildura Arts Centre in 2016.

The latest production from Garry Ginivan Attractions is on Tuesday 17 May for three shows only and is based on the phenomenally successful children’s classic, “There’s a Hippopotamus on Our Roof Eating Cake”, written by Australian author Hazel Edwards and illustrated by Deborah Niland.

HIPPO is the imaginary friend of GIRL, a young child. GIRL believes HIPPO lives on the roof and can seemingly do anything he wants, when he wants, how he wants, particularly the things that GIRL is unable or not allowed to do.

Through HIPPO, GIRL is able to allay her fears and gain confidence in her early childhood years. Joyful and brimming wonderment, HIPPO! HIPPO! A BIG NEW Musical! will make you laugh and maybe even make you cry, but most of all, it will steal your heart away!

Arts and Culture Portfolio Councillor Jill Joslyn said the first show is already sold out and people should buy tickets soon if they want to see this production, created by the producer of Possum Magic, Wombat Stew, My Grandma lived in Gooligulch and Stripey – The Emu Chick!

“Garry Ginivan Attractions is well known for transferring popular literary works for children into quality musicals. HIPPO! HIPPO! A BIG NEW Musical Adventure! is fun for everyone and sure to be another hit touring musical”.

Through storytelling, music, song, dance, puppetry and imagery, this classic tale about one of the largest and most famous imaginary friends ever will burst onto the stage in its world premiere Australian tour. 

Further information is available is from Mildura Arts Centre at www.milduraartscentre.com.au

Performance Details:
HIPPO! HIPPO! A Big New Musical Adventure!
Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 10am, 11:45am and 1:30pm
Tickets: $8 each


Media enquiries
Angela Umback
p) (03) 5018 8689
e) angela.umback@mildura.vic.gov.au