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The Hippopotamus

John Jencks directs a deliciously wicked comedy of manners based on Stephen Fry’s best-selling novel of the same name.

Wed. Aug. 23

Disgraced, whisky-sodden poet Ted Wallace (Roger Allam) is lured to his chums Lord and Lady Logan’s (Matthew Modine, Fiona Shaw) country manor with the promise of a £100,000 fee to investigate a series of apparent ‘miracle healings’. The alleged healer is their sex-obsessed youngest son. Naturally, his parents are eager to share the boy’s ‘gift’ to the world. Wallace is equally keen to debunk the preposterous claims. Read more

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