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Space Hippo is brand new science fiction comedy show using shadow puppetry and original music.

Written by Daniel Wishes

Directed by Seri Yanai

Music by Elliott Loran

Promotional Artwork by Ryoko Kishida


  • Best Overall Show - Victoria Fringe Festival
  • Best Visual Theatre/Puppetry - Victoria Fringe Festival
  • Best  Performance from an Under Represented Artist (Seri Yanai) - Victoria Fringe Festiva;
  • Best Show Design - Victoria Fringe Festival

Reviews and Press:

Five Star Review From the CBC

"Funny, delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed" Joff Schmidt, CBC

Chosen as one of CBC's 12 must see shows

Four and Half Star Review from the Winnipeg Free Press

"Smart, poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale." Pat St. Germain, Winnipeg Free Press.

Showbill.ca Review

" Another masterpiece"  Max D'Ambrosio, Showbill.ca

Georgia Straight Review

"Extremely weird and extremely virtuosic" Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

Five Star Review from Otaku No Culture

 "Enthralling, charming and delightful" Ed Sum, Otaku No Culture

Janis La Couvée Review

"Sheer magic!" Janis La Couvée

Past performances:

  • Winnipeg Fringe Festival - Venue #8 Rachel Brown Theatre

July 14th- July 24th, 2016.  8 performances.

  • Victoria Fringe Festival - VENUE #7 – The Roxy Theatre 

Aug 26th - Sept 4th, 2016.  6 performances.

  • Vancouver Fringe Festival - WATERFRONT THEATRE

Sept 8th - Sept 18th, 2016. 6 performances.

  • Aichi Trienalle Festival Nagoya Japan

Oct 16th, 2016. 1 performance.

  • ‎Yanomi Shoshinz‎ to れおリオンドールpresents 秋の芸術祭!!ヤノミ&人形劇団 望ノ社 Sasebo Japan

Oct 26th, 2016. 1 performance

  • 大分 At Hall. Oita Japan

Oct 29th - 30th. 3 performances

Download Press/Media Kit

Click the big orange button for our press kit. Video and photos for media are below.

Space Hippo Trailer

Online video A short trailer showing some puppets and music from Space Hippo. High resolution photos for download are available below.

Download High-Res Photos (Previews Above)


Tokyo, Japan
Winnipeg, Canada

Email: info@mochinosha.com
Phone: +81-90-6176-7542
Fax: +81-285-44-5828

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