Theatre | Spoken Word

I Wish I Was A Mountain

The Egg and Travelling Light Theatre Company


Wed 18 Oct - Thu 20 Oct

Book Now
I Wish I Was A Mountain

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.

The Egg Theatre at Theatre Royal Bath has established itself at the very forefront of professional theatre for children and young people in the UK. It produces, presents and tours outstanding work for children and young people. An uncompromising attitude to quality and artistic process are core in its approach to all activity. The Egg's founder and director is Kate Cross MBE. Kate is also Chair of Assitej UK. Assitej is dedicated to the artistic, cultural and educational rights of children across the globe.

Travelling Light Theatre Company creates outstanding theatre for and with young people that inspires their thinking, engages their emotions and fires their imaginations. Based in Bristol, Travelling Light has been at the forefront of professional theatre for young audiences since 1984, touring award-winning productions to schools, theatres and festivals around the UK and internationally. Travelling Light also manages a thriving participation and creative learning programme for children and young people aged 7-25.