The Hippopotamus

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When disgraced theatre-critic and poet, Ted Wallace, is fired from his job, he is asked to investigate the mystery of so-called miracle healings at Swafford Hall, where he is godson to youngest child, David. His natural cynicism makes him the ideal candidate to get to the bottom of what’s going on, as well as some good whisky bottles, in this hilarious tale based on Stephen Fry’s seminal novel.


Followed by a Q&A with Stephen Fry, hosted by Mark Kermode broadcast from the Hay Literary Festival.


“Allam delivers every mellifluously malign morsel with such unforced conviction that it barely feels like a performance” – The Hollywood Reporter

BBFC rating
15
Year
2016
Running time
89 mins
Country
UK
Format
DCP
Director
John Jencks
Cast
Roger Allam, Russell Tovey, Matthew Modine

Book tickets

May 28th