I Wish I Was a Mountain

Thursday 16th February 11:00am
Thursday 16th February 3:00pm, Studio 1, Dartington Trust, South Devon, Find Out More
Price: £10 | Under 16 £8 | Family Ticket £30

Running Time: 45 minutes | Age: 7+


“…a wonderful gift for language, a deep sensibility and a penetrating sense of perspective.” – Sir Ken Robinson

“With wonder, wit and sophisticated storytelling, I Wish I Was a Mountain embraces big questions about time and contentment.” – Chris Wiegand, The Guardian

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.

You can read Chris Wiegand’s full review in The Guardian here.

Co-produced by The Egg Theatre and Travelling Light Theatre Company
Written and performed by Toby Thompson
Direction and dramaturgy by Lee Lyford
Designed by Anisha Field