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FEST WEST 2019: I WISH I WAS A MOUNTAIN
THEATRE
INFORMATION
DATE
Wed, 20 Feb 2019
TIME
3pm
VENUE
The Pound
PRICE
Standard: £10.00
Concessions: £8.00
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(3pm show)
The Egg & Travelling Light Theatre Co.
Written & performed by Toby Thompson

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 Pound favourite Toby Thompson, and part our our Fest West 2019 line-up, this uses rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale.

Age Guidance 6+ | Running time of 45 minutes, no interval

‘With wonder, wit and sophisticated storytelling’ The Guardian

★★★★ “Something very special … the effect is magical” StageTalk Magazine

★★★★ “The combination of speech, music and a glorious design from Anisha Fields brings a magical quality to the production which is both hypnotic and inspiring” TheatreBath

“A piece of magic … The tone of this pocket-sized beauty is gentle, thoughtful, beguiling and warm. It’s full of music and surprise-giving mechanics, from pop-up books and plywood village houses that just keep giving” Bristol 24/7

“Blending conversation, rap, rhythm, rhyme and music, Toby’s engaging style and inventive approach takes everyone with him into the story, which delights younger members of the audience and intrigues the older listeners” Fine Times Recorder

MUSIC: PAGODA DUO - 'PAGODA PROJECT'
Sat, 27 Apr 2019
MERE LECTURE HALL
An evening of captivating and original music from Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (Clarinets).  A playful blend of folk and improvisation which can wander from klezma to classical and back via a quick tango!   5 star reviews in fRoots and featured on Songlines Top of the World CD 2016.  
 
This is an enthralling, intimate evening of virtuosic musicianship coupled with a relaxed and laugh out loud rapport with the audience led by Paul Hutchinson's inimitable sense of humour.  This unusual combination of accordion, clarinet and bass clarinet is full of instrumental colour,  passion and surprises, both moving and entertaining.  As one reviewer wrote 'I came away educated, entertained, amused and uplifted.  Congratulations!'
 
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