Wishbone’s new collaboration with GLL Better, in a takeover of Finsbury Leisure Centre in autumn 2019.
Mountain High Valley Low is the story of Josie, a passionate cyclist and self-confessed ‘image nerd’, who’s looking for love and connection. Josie is also affected by bipolar disorder. She aims to manage her illness by committing herself to long-distance cycling sportives instead of relying on medication. While Josie rides through the English countryside, she journeys across the landscape of her mind. Things may not go to plan….
Mountain High Valley Low blends live pedalling action and an immersive soundtrack by Conor OB, together with visual projection by Letty Fox, for a rich jigsaw of image, sound and live performance.
Wishbone is collaborating with Experts by Experience in Islington to create Josie’s fictional journey. We’ll also be devising mental wellbeing workshops with these experts, in tandem with the show.
The project started life as a pop-up performance in East London cycling cafes and then played in its mini-form at Southbank Centre for both Changing Minds and Women of the World festivals, 2016.
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Hear mental health outreach worker Lauren Chandler talk about the show:
Hear Islington Arts Campion Sheila Chapman talk about why theatre for the community is important:
Hear Finsbury Leisure Centre users talk about why Montain High Valley Low is a great idea:
Read the article in Exeunt magazine
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