The Hippopotamus

The Hippopotamus
  • 2017
  • UK
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Jencks
  • Cast: Roger Allam, Matthew Modine, Russell Tovey, Emily Berrington
  • UK release: 28 May 2017

Ted Wallace (Allam) is a failed poet and bitter crtic who is asked by an old friend to investigate miracle cures on a country estate. A half-hearted mixture of Poirot-like sleuthing, Wodehouse-styloe hijinks and slapstick, only partially redeemed by Allam’s ebullient performance as the withering Ted.

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Performance times

Electric Palace, Hastings (0.0 miles)

39a High Street, Hastings, Sussex, TN34 3ER
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Thu 23 Nov

  • 11:00
  • 20:00

Silver Screen Cinema Dover (0.0 miles)

Dover Discovery Center, Gaol Lane, Market Square, Dover, Kent, CT16 1PD
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Tue 21 Nov

  • 11:00

Reviews & features

The Hippopotamus

22 May 20172 stars

Roger Allam savours a juicy starring role in an otherwise half-hearted farce

The one saving grace of The Hippopotamus is that it provides a rare starring role for Roger Allam. Failed poet and embittered critic Ted Wallace is a juicy peach of a part and Allam plays him with all the giddy delight of MasterChef's Gregg Wallace…

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