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The Glass Mountain

The Glass Mountain

The Glass Mountain (Szklana Góra)

Toured 24 September – 14 November 2009

‘Trestle’s latest merges archetypal folk tale and a seemingly everyday story of modern migration in a clever and beautiful piece of theatre’****
Venue Magazine

In a world of diverging paths and rocky roads, how do we choose which way to travel?

The Glass Mountain told the story of Olek, Polish baker by day, dreamer by night, who boards a bus for England and finds himself on a much bigger journey than he had bargained for.

This exciting international production weaved together the Polish fable of The Glass Mountain with contemporary stories of migration. Inspired by Eastern European traditions of singing stories and expressed through original music and physical performance, this is a hopeful and heartfelt tale about what it is to journey into the unknown.

Director: Emily Gray
Writer/Dramaturg: Anna Reynolds
Musical Director & Composer: Laurence Kaye
Vocal and Movement Associates: Anna-Helena McLean and Christopher Sivertsen
Designer: Katherina Radeva
Lighting Designer: Matt Haskins
Associate Director: Oliver Jones

The Glass Mountain was supported by The Courtyard, Hereford and the Polish Cultural Institute.

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