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Although doors remain temporarily closed this half term, The Egg Theatre is still bringing children and families great theatre! On Monday 15 February, Bath’s internationally acclaimed performance poet, Toby Thompson, presents his much-acclaimed production I Wish I Was A Mountain for a performance live-streamed into your own home.

For one show only, Toby Thompson will be back on the Covid-secure stage of the Theatre Royal Bath, performing his enchanting concoction of poetry and rhyme, music and story-telling.

On the day of the famous annual fair, the town of Faldum receives an unexpected visit, a wanderer who 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. But one man wishes only to be turned into a mountain…

Winner of the IPAY (International Association of Performing Arts for Youth) Victor Award, this is a beautiful and witty adaptation of Herman Hesse’s fairytale Faldum.

“With wonder, wit and sophisticated storytelling, I Wish I Was A Mountain embraces big questions and reveals Thompson as a star in the making” Guardian

I Wish I Was A Mountain will be performed on Monday 15 February at 5pm. Tickets to watch the live streaming cost £10 per household, and can be purchased online from

Following the live stream, the audience will also have the opportunity to join Toby via Zoom for a post-show discussion and Q&A, helping adults and young people alike to discover how Toby approaches his work and how his globally-loved, award-winning show came to be. Whether a student, poet, performer or just curious, this is a unique opportunity to hear Toby share his thoroughly unique insights on poetry and theatre whilst offering some priceless words of advice and encouragement for anyone seeking to follow in his footsteps.

The live stream of I Wish I Was A Mountain and post-show event are supported by INNOVATE UK and The Egg Assembly