I Wish I Was A Mountain

I Wish I Was a Mountain

I Wish I Was a Mountain

A joyful and fascinating new play for children

A UNIQUE NEW SHOW FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES; AN ENCHANTING...

A UNIQUE NEW SHOW FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES; AN ENCHANTING CONCOCTION OF POETRY AND RHYME, MUSIC AND STORY-TELLING…

Directed and mentored by Lee Lyford and designed by Anisha Fields, Toby has devised a unique one-man show for young audiences based on Herman Hesse's fairy tale, 'Faldum'.  Through a mix of poetry and rhyme, laughter, story-telling and live music Toby beautifully evokes this strange and wondrous story to gently engage young minds on themes of needing and wanting and what makes us truly happy.

2018 Tour Dates

  • Spark Children's Festival, Leicester; 23rd & 24th May
  • Brighthelm Centre, Brighton Festival, 26th & 27th May
  • Birdhouse Theatre, Grimsby (inc workshop) 29th May
  • New Wolsey Studio, Pulse18, Ipswich, 9th June
  • The Children's Media Conference, Sheffield 5th July
  • The egg Theatre, Bath, 21st - 30th September
  • Salisbury Playhouse, 2nd November

I WISH I WAS A MOUNTAIN was originally conceived and developed by Toby as a 'Leverhulme Scholar' as part of the egg theatre's (Theatre Royal, Bath) 'Incubator' programme which supports the writing of new theatre for young audiences.  He is also privileged and grateful to have been awarded a grant by the prestigious Peggy Ramsay Foundation to assist with additional writing time.

​It was first presented as a 'scratch' performance to an invited audience of industry professionals from whom it generated an exceptional response and a number of immediate bookings.

The show is produced by the egg, who raised more than £5,000 from crowdfunding, in addition to a successful application for a 'Grant for the Arts' from Arts Council England to finance pre-production and the show's UK tour.

For further information and to book I Wish I Was A Mountain contact Kate Cross, Director, the egg, on 01225 823435 or email kate.cross@theatreroyal.org.uk

I Wish I Was A Mountain...

"There were tales about lions and tales about tigers; tales about giants and tales about spiders

There were tales about angels and banshees and dragons, and fearful birds of prey with gargantuan talons

There were tales about unicorns and tales about fairies; tales that were humorous, tales that were scary

There were all sorts of stories in this book that I found, but in my opinion none of them were  quite so profound

So intriguing, so perplexing so deliciously astounding

As the one about the gentleman who wished he was a mountain."

Originally commissioned by the egg, Theatre Royal Bath.