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I Wish I was A Mountain

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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.

A co-production by the egg theatre & Travelling Light Theatre. Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Imaginate.

‘A profound show… which reveals Thompson as a star in the making.’ (Guardian)

BSL interpreted performance by Donna Williams on Wed 29 May
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