The Last Word: Toby Thompson

Thursday 5th July 2018, 3:30pm - 4:00pm BST

Showroom Cinema 4

Read session report

Written and performed by former Glastonbury Poetry Slam Champion Toby Thompson, ‘I Wish I was a Mountain’ merges rhyme, live music, and just a smattering of metaphysical philosophy, to boldly reimagine Herman Hesse’s classic fairytale.

24 year old Toby has been hailed as “easily one of the most gifted young wordsmiths I have ever had the pleasure to encounter” (Akala, rapper and founder of the Hip Hop Shakespeare Company) and “the future” (Kate Tempest, musician, poet and 2018 Brit Award nominee).

Toby’s wry, challenging and beautifully crafted exploration of commercialism and creativity is guaranteed to send you home smiling, thinking, and wondering: 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.