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I Wish I Was A Mountain (Arts Wing)

Based on Faldum - A fairy tale by Hermann Hesse. 6+.

6 Nov 2019
6.00PM. 11am, 12.30pm Schools Workshop
Swansea Grand Theatre
Singleton Street, Swansea, SA1 3QJ

Tickets: £12.00, Schools workshop £8.00
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Written and Performed by Toby Thompson.
Direction and Dramaturgy by Lee Lyford.
Designed by Anisha Fields.

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 Hermann 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.

"Stunning ... A profound show that reveals Thompson to be a star in the making ... few shows have been so entrancing" The Guardian

Co-commissioned by Imaginate and Brighton Dome Sponsored by The Tulip Partnership and Swainswick Explorers.

'I Wish I Was...' Schools Workshop

For Little Big Thinkers everywhere...

A post-show workshop exploring the philosophical world of I Wish I Was a Mountain.

This fun gentle workshop will give your children chance to chat with Toby about the story and learn and practice the 'Mindfulness Exercises' that influenced the play. Offering ways to improve well-being, you will explore the big questions in life, some of which are in the play - Who am I? Am I my voice? Am I my name?

Capacity: 30 people (children and adults)
Duration: 40 minutes

Telephone: 01792 475715
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