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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:

★★★★★ - "Funny, delightful, surprisingly touching and beautifully executed"

  -  Joff Schmidt, CBC

  -  Chosen as one of CBC's 12 must see shows

★★★★1/2 - "Smart, poignant satire with a great big soul, it’s an enchanting cautionary tale."

  -  Pat St. Germain, Winnipeg Free Press

" Another masterpiece"  

  -   - Max D'Ambrosio, Showbill.ca

"Extremely weird and extremely virtuosic"

  -  Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

★★★★★ - "Enthralling, charming and delightful"

  -  Ed Sum, Otaku No Culture

"Sheer magic!"

  -  Janis La Couvée Review

Past performances:

  • Winnipeg Fringe Festival - Rachel Brown Theatre
    July 14th- July 24th, 2016, 8 performances
  • Victoria Fringe Festival - The Roxy Theatre
  • Vancouver Fringe Festival - WATERFRONT THEATRE
    Sept 8th - Sept 18th, 2016, 6 performances
  • Aichi Trienalle Festival - Nagoya Japan
    Oct 16th, 2016, 1 performance
  • Kyushu tour with Yanomi Shoshinz‎- Sasebo-shi(Nagasaki), Oita-shi(Oita) Japan
  • Oct 26th,29th - 30th, 2016, 6 performances
  • TPAM festival - Kawasaki Japan, produced by Yokohama Theatre Group
  • Feb 17th - 19th, 2017, 5 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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