Another chance to catch Chris’s controversial verbatim/documentary piece, charting the rise and fall of the guest book at Hippo World, a real web site (now defunct) for hippopotamus enthusiasts. Beginning in innocence and optimism, passing through dissent and abuse, and arriving finally in the weird, almost transcendental realm of automated spam, the all-too-familiar story of this unmoderated guest book is a tragedy for our times.
Outrageously funny, alarming and ultimately deeply poignant, Hippo World Guest Book was shortlisted for the 2007 Total Theatre Award for Experimentation, and features a recorded introduction by the late Oliver Postgate.
+ Free post-show event: Chris Goode in conversation with award-winning critic Matt Trueman about Hippo World Guest Book, the LEAN UPSTREAM season and his work in general.
Tuesday 3rd November, 8pm £10 (£8 concs.)
Camden People's Theatre
or save money and support the artists by buying a season ticket on this site -- see sidebar for details
Read reviews of earlier performances of Hippo World Guest Book here
Read the original unedited guest book at Hippo World here
Listen to Oliver Postgate's introduction to the show here
Please note that Hippo World Guest Book contains very strong language and material which some may find offensive.