I Wish I Was a Mountain

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Based on “Faldum”
A Fairy Tale by Hermann Hesse

"...a wonderful gift for language, a deep sensibility and a penetrating sense of perspective."
Sir Ken Robinson.

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.
based on “Faldum”. A Fairy Tale by Hermann Hesse

Co-produced by the egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company
Co-commissioned by Brighton Dome and Imaginate
Written and Performed by Toby Thompson
Direction and Dramaturgy by Lee Lyford
Designed by Anisha Field

Suitable for ages 7+ and their grown-ups!

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