I Wish I Was a Mountain

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre
Children, Theatre
Edinburgh International Children's Festival

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)

*Each performance will be followed by a short Q&A 

*BSL interpreted performance by Donna Williams on Wed 29 May (7.15pm)

The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival is returning in 2019, from 25 May to 2 June, with an exciting programme of theatre and dance for children and young people. This year, the Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday and promises to challenge, excite and inspire in equal measures. One of the highlights this year is Punchdrunk’s unique production Small Wonders, an interactive theatrical experience where children are invited inside the home of a miniaturis for an awe-inspiring magical journey. The production will be shown exceptionally over three weeks so that no one misses out!

Bookings can be made online or by calling the Traverse Theatre Box Office on 0131 228 1404.

30 May
10:15 - 11:00
£12 (£9) (£36 family)
30 May
13:15 - 14:00
£12 (£9) (£36 family)