Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo that can never be caught! 

Devised by Georgia Murpy, Louise Dickinson & Oli Weatherly

Written & Directed by Georgia Murphy

“Inteligent, imaginate, very funny”
Jim Jam Arts
“Playfully silly and terrific fun”


“Splendidly silly"
The List





Broadway Baby





"Calling all hippo expert enthusiasts!"

Dr. Zeiffal and Dr. Zeigal and The Hippo That Can Never Be Caught, invites the audience to help the forgetful Dr. Zeiffal catch that crafty Hippo with her patented Hippo Instruments. Expect belly laughs, belly flops, surreal slapstick and fantastical falling over in this interactive family comedy that will have kids storming the stage. Bring your hippo catchers and your hippo google goggles, because Dr Zeiffal has most likely lost hers....

Dr Zeiffal, Dr Zeigal and the Hippo That Can Never Be Caught! was first commissioned for the 2015 Folkestone Living Advent Calendar, JimJamArts. Inspired by real-life discoveries of prehistoric hippopotamus bones in the UK, this show follows the madcap quest of two ‘special archaeological scientist hippo expert enthusiasts' to track down the hippo that can never be caught.

Creative Team

Writer/Director - Georgia Murphy

Producer - Heather Ralph

Designer - Victoria Smart


Dr Zeiffal - Georgia Murphy

Dr Zeigal - Oli Weatherly


Currently available for touring.

For more information please contact: admin@mouthsolfions.co.uk

The adventure continues...in Finland


“Hilarious Hippopotamus Rejoices”

(Helsingin Sanomat)

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Mouths of Lions collaborated with  clown company The Fabulous Backstrom Brothers in staging a Finnish version of Dr Zeiffal. The show premiered in Helsinki September 2018 and is currently touring. 

Creative Team

Director/Writer - Georgia Murphy

Translator - Jouni Backstrom


Dr Zeiffal - Taina Maki- iso

Dr Zeigal - Jouni Backstrom