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The Mountains We Climb

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Two clay figurines climbing up brick wall using pieces of string

Twelve extraordinary artists on the cusp of their professional careers create varied and vital performance works.

Presented over three days in the Pit Theatre, The Mountains We Climb is an eclectic showcase of the dynamic and diverse perspectives, artistry and experiences that exist within Guildhall's cohort of final year actors.

Each performance will feature four short, stand-alone new works, created with the support of Dramaturg Elayce Ismail. Please scroll down to see the line-up for each performance.

Content warning:
Please note that many of the performances contain strong language and adult themes, and flashing lights and haze. Please visit Guildhall School's website for full details.

The Programme

Performing Wednesday evening and Thursday matinee:

Obadiah: The Truth, the whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth
Is law student Horeb's witty charm and charisma enough to sway the jury and court away from the laws of the land? 

Iman Boujelouah: I am Stephania G
TikTok sensation... Essex royalty... Who else could it be? It's Stephania G. 

Willy Ramnek Petri: 0
Just a human bean.

Joseph Clark: So Left it's Right
A stand-up comedian and extreme liberal battles off the far right. 


Performing Thursday evening and Friday matinee:

Evie Ward-Drummond: No Need to Sparkle
There will be washing... 

Ebenezer Gyau: MED
A med student encounters a young boy who needs his help... They're more alike than he realises. 

Malikah McHerrin-Cobb: 10 Rules for Being Black
A woman navigates her identity as being black in America

Sachin Krishan Sharma: Sundown Husks
Who are we to deny someone their reality (/ies)?


Performing Friday evening and Wednesday matinee:

Arinder Sadhra: Untitled 
A social worker. A young person in care. Their journey becomes the catalyst for a social worker to ask questions about identity, queerness, family and meaning.

Abdul Sessay: nice guy syndrome
A man finds a book that promises him a better life…

Lola Shalam: Peach Pit
It's 2006. Stripped of her Miss Ultimate Grand Supreme title due to foul play, Peaches appeals to the board so that she can compete once again. 

Westerfield Oreoluwa Ibikunle Shoderu: How To Live
An uncomfortable deep dive into the mind of an "emotionally unavailable" black man. 


Please visit for more details of the actors and their pieces, including content and trigger warning information.

Pit Theatre