I Wish I Was A Mountain
About the show
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 Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale. 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.
For ages 7+.
“Stunning … A profound show that reveals Thompson to be a star in the making … few shows have been so entrancing” The Guardian
“Something very special” ★★★★, StageTalk Magazine
“A piece of magic … The tone of this pocket-sized beauty is gentle, thoughtful, beguiling and warm. It’s full of music and surprise-giving mechanics, from pop-up books and plywood village houses that just keep giving” Bristol 24/7
A co-production by the egg and Travelling Light. Co-comissioned by Brighton Festival and Imaginate. Touring schools and venues in the UK 2018-19.
Photos by Jack Offord
Information for Venues and School
If you are interested in booking this production for your school/college/university please contact Lizzy Cummins on firstname.lastname@example.org. For bookings into traditional and non-traditional venues, please contact Heidi Vaughan on email@example.com.
Performance detailsKey: Buy tickets from venue
- Box office
- Date: 21 Sep - 30 Sep
- Time: Various
- Venue: the egg, Theatre Royal, Bath
- Box office: 01225 448844
- Date: 23 Oct - 26 Oct
- Time: 11:00 & 14:00
- Venue: Battersea Arts Centre
- Box office: 020 7223 2223
Meet the cast
Writer & Performer
The creative team
Director & Dramaturg