When Mountains Meet / Jub Milain Pahaar

19:30, 27 - 28 Oct

Gig theatre, storytelling, Scottish/South Asian influenced music and striking visual images combine to recount the adventures of Anne Wood as she leaves Edinburgh for an unforgettable voyage through Pakistan.

“My mother is Scottish. My father was Pakistani. In my early twenties I found the father I had never met … but I was taboo in a culture to which I longed to belong.”

Inspired by Anne’s true story and 75 years after the creation of Pakistan, a live band plus storytellers and singers celebrate cultural diversity and difference in this tender, surprising and heart-opening show, summoning majestic mountains, mesmerising sounds and mouth-watering tastes.

These are work-in-progress performances as part of Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2022. We will be hosting a short, facilitated feedback session after both performances to which all are welcome.

We aim to offer a relaxed environment. The seating is cabaret-style and our audience is free to come and go. A quiet space will also be available. The performance on Friday 28 October will be BSL Interpreted by Yvonne Waddell.

Composer: Anne Wood

Directors: Kath Burlinson

Dramaturgy Niloo Far-Khan

Producer: Kate Taylor

Designer: Ali Maclaurin

Digital Artist: Aqsa Arif

Lighting Designer: Louise Gregory

Cultural Consultant: Mashal Peerzada

Performers/Musicians: Ankna Arockiam,  Afnan Iftikhar, Mary MacMaster, Freny Nina Pavri, Rick Wilson, Anne Wood