When Mountains Meet

The Lemon Tree

A breath-taking blend of Scottish and South-Asian inspired music and storytelling.

When Mountains Meet is a captivating, cross-cultural tale following the true story of musician Anne Wood, as she meets her father, family and heritage for the first time. An international cast of storytellers and musicians set forth on an unforgettable voyage from the Scottish Highlands to the Himalayas.

My mother is Scottish. My father was Pakistani. In my early twenties I found the father I’d never met … but I was taboo in a culture to which I longed to belong.” Conceived by Anne as a conversation between Scottish and South-Asian music, the vibrant live score combines alap, raag, reel and strathspey, as well as English, Gaelic and Hindustani vocals.

This tender, surprising and heart-opening show offers an immersive audience experience, summoning majestic mountains, mesmerising sounds and mouth-watering tastes. More like being invited to a party or a wedding than a show, When Mountains Meet offers an experience that stimulates all the senses. It is richly visual, musically complex, tactile and tasty. Drawing on the tradition of generous Pakistani and Scottish hospitality, audiences experience a warm, intimate, almost village-hall style friendliness, while simultaneously being offered superb entertainment.

Fascinating…richly enjoyable…tells a very personal story with great skillJoyce McMillan

Easily the best piece of immersive theatre I have seen in years” Jideofor Muotune, Afrowegian

Produced by The Authentic Artist Collective and KT Producing

Creative Team
Composer and Musical Director:
Scottish violinist Anne Wood (The Raincoats, Katheryn Tickell, Savourna Stevenson, Feis Rois, Deacon Blue, Michael Marra)
Kath Burlinson (Mairi Campbell: Pulse and Auld Lang Syne)
Niloo-Far Khan (Play, Pie, Pint; Grid Iron/EIF; NTS).
Set and costume design: Ali Maclaurin;
Digital Artist: Aqsa Arif;
Lighting Designer: Louise Gregory;
Cultural Consultant: Mashal Peerzada

An international cast of storytellers and musicians:
Mary MacMaster, harp (Sileas, The Poozies, Shine, Songs of Separation),
Rick Wilson, percussion
Rakae Jamil, sitar, (Mughal-e-Funk).

Iman Aktar (The Great Muslim Panto, Play, Pie, Pint),
Hassan Javed (The Great Muslim Panto)
Jamie Zubari (IN THE WEEDS (Mull Theatre); GUY FAWKES (York Theatre Royal)

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Group discounts available:

Groups of 8+, £4 off

£13.20 Standard ticket
£5.50 Student / Under 26
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