Barrington Hippo

Produced by Cambridge City Opera.

Tuesday 14th August: 12:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 14:30


St Pancras Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG (click link to see map)


The Barrington Hippo tells the story of a prehistoric baby hippo’s life using beautiful, live animation inspired by cave painting.


Originally created by cutting-edge scientists from Cambridge University working with children to explore our geological heritage, this is a performance suitable for all ages.


The stunning, evocative animations are created live in front of you by Indefinite Articles – the puppeteers who created The Firework-Maker’s Daughter for The Royal Opera House.


Recommended for children aged 4-11 and adults of all ages.


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Cambridge City Opera:

Héloïse Werner:

Kate Whitley:


£7.50 in advance online, £9.50 in person/on phone/ on the door at the venue



The Barrington Hippo

Music: Kate Whitley

Words: Sinéad O’Neill


Participants: Sally Todd

Steve Tiplady

Corentin Chassard

Héloïse Werner

Sinéad O’Neill

Rachael Hewer