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.


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:

See a short video about our mini version of the show that was a success at Changing Minds Festival and WOW Festival at Southbank:


Read the article in Exeunt magazine

Check us out in Instagram @wishbonetheatreuk


What people thought of our earlier mini version of the show at Southbank Centre:

“Moving, powerful, gripping.”

“I was completely with the character and her journey (both physical and mental) throughout.”

“I have bipolar and I thought it was a superb piece of theatre that well captured what it is like to have bipolar.”