The Rolls Royce of Flanders and Swann Shows
Welcome to a theatre near you - the mud, madeira and mayhem of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.
Michael Flanders and Donald Swann were the biggest musical comedy stars of the 1950s and 1960s. Mud, Mud Glorious Mud (The Hippopotamus Song), The Gnu Song, The Gasman Cometh, and many of their other songs have passed into legend.
This global smash hit of a show pays affectionate tribute to their words and music, mirth and infectious silliness. It stars multi-award winning comedian Tim FitzHigham (BBC Radio 4, TV, and films including Paddington 2) and Olivier Award Winning musical maestro Duncan Walsh Atkins (Showstopper).
The Gnu Song is Tim's earliest childhood memory apart from swallowing paint.
With 16 live UK tours, seasons all over the world, performances for Royalty, 11 seasons at the Edinburgh Festival, BBC Radio 2's Friday Night is Music Night, tens of thousands of hits on YouTube, and the largest selling Flanders and Swann album (other than the originals...naturally) what started as the boys' attempt to keep the Hippopotamus wallowing has become a global phenomenon.
With generous support from the estates of Michael Flanders and Donald Swann, At the Drop of a Hippopotamus continues to go from strength to strength. As Michael was the first to suggest, their songs were - and are - not sung nearly enough. At the Drop of a Hippopotamus is an attempt to redress this, and an attempt by Duncan's wife to re-dress him, in a smart suit.
The show is produced by Infinite Number of Monkeys and acclaimed West End production house SFTW, by arrangement with the estates of Flanders and Swann, and in association with PBJ Management.