ACROSS TWO LANDS, ONE FAMILY COLLIDES.
Inspired by composer Anne Wood’s true story, When Mountains Meet/Jub Milain Pahaar is a piece of gig theatre, storytelling, and Scottish/South Asian inspired original music with striking visual images to recount Anne's adventures as she leaves Edinburgh for an unforgettable voyage through Pakistan with her newly found father.
"This is my story. My mother is Scottish. My father was Pakistani. In my early twenties, I found the father I had never met, visited Karachi, and experienced generous hospitality and cultural riches. I also discovered that being a professional musician and an illegitimate woman accorded me little status in Pakistan. I had arrived but didn’t know who to be. I needed to find my own way to thrive."
When Mountains Meet explores universal themes, connection with family, relationships, love and nurture, how we root ourselves in communal religious, linguistic or musical practices and how we navigate prejudicial conflicting emotions with a yearning to belong.
When Mountains Meet premiered in October 2022 with a series of incredibly well-received work-in-progress performances. The premiere of the production was part of Celtic Connections on the 25th January 2023.
Find out more about our journey and development process below.