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SCHOOLS: I Wish I Was a Mountain

Wednesday 26th October, 2022 - 12:00

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One event on Wednesday 26th October, 2022 at 12:00


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 fairy-tale. 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.

Running Time:50 minutes Age:6+

To find out more about this school event or to make a booking for your class, contact Theresa


Created by the egg Incubator

Co-produced with 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



Wednesday 26th October, 2022
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Riverbank Arts Centre Auditorium
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
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045 448327
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