A stone-cutter bows down before the King as his Majesty rides by on his elephant . . . and the stone-cutter, thinking even an elephant has a better life than himself, wishes that he might become the elephant. His wish is granted – but the elephant’s life is not perfect, setting off a series of wishes as the stone-cutter transforms into an ever-more powerful form. But just when when he thinks has become The Most Powerful Thing on Earth, there is a surprising twist in the tale!
This is effectively a solo mime by the highly entertaining GOPHI NATHAN, with Gophi’s sign language (Gophi is deaf) voiced by the unseen Roger Jenkins. Gophi introduces the viewer to six key signs in the story (elephant. King, sun, wind, Mountain and stone-cutter) as well as two key phrases which viewers are encouraged to spot and practice as the story unfolds.
Teachers! Some ideas for pre- and post-viewing activities, as well as related resources Resource stonecutter