I Wish I Was A Mountain

29 October – 1 November 2019

Weston Studio

On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit.

A wanderer offers to grant a wish to anyone who wants one. Before long, the city is transformed. Mansions stand where mud huts once squatted, and beggars ride around in horse drawn carriages. And one man wishes to be turned into a mountain.

Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion, Toby Thompson, I Wish I Was A Mountain uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Hermann Hesse’s classic fairy tale.

This is rated 4 out of 5 stars

“Stunning... A profound show that reveals Thompson to be a star in the making”

The Guardian

Do we really need the things that we need? What do mountains feel? How did time begin?

Adults are kindly requested to leave all answers to these questions at the door. Children, come as you are.

Created at the egg Incubator. Co-produced by the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company. Presented on tour in Wales by Theatr Iolo. Co-commissioned by Imaginate and Brighton Dome. Sponsored by The Tulip Partnership and Swainswick Explorers.

Age guidance: 6+ (no under 2s)

Running time: approximately 45 minutes (no interval)

The performances on 29 October, 7pm and 30 October, 11am will be creatively translated into BSL by deaf poet Donna Williams.

Members' offer

£2 off.

"I Wish I Was..." Workshop

For Little Big Thinkers everywhere...

A post-show workshop exploring the philosophical world of I Wish I Was A Mountain.

This fun gentle workshop will give you and your child chance ot chat to Toby about the story and learn and practice the 'Mindfulness Exercises' that influenced the play. Offering ways to improve well-being, you will explore the big questions in life, some of which are in the play - Who am I? Am I my voice? Am I my name?

Date and time: 29 & 31 October 12.30pm
Capacity: 30 people (children and adults)
Duration: 40 minutes
Price: Free to ticket holders for the show but must book in advance

BSL Interpreted

Relaxed Performance

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