the egg in association with Travelling Light Theatre / United Kingdom

Written and performed by 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.

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.

Co-commissioned by Brighton Festival and Imaginate.

A profound show… which reveals Thompson as a star in the making.’ — The Guardian

Ages: 6-plus. Duration: 50 minutes.
Venues up to 500 seats.

Winner! 2020 IPAY Showcase Victor Award