Barrington Hippo

Produced by Cambridge City Opera.

Tuesday 14th August: 12:00 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 14:30 2018


St Pancras Room, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG


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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The Barrington Hippo

Music: Kate Whitley

Words: Sinéad O’Neill

Director: Sinéad O’Neill
The song ‘Baby hippo’ was written by the children of Year 5, St Andrew’s School, Soham.

Shadow-painting: Sally Todd

Storytelling: Steve Tiplady

Soprano: Héloïse Werner

Cello: Corentin Chassard

Director for this performance: Rachael Hewer