James Rowland, one of Britain’s most highly regarded and entertaining storytellers, brings three shows to Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, over the coming weeks.
Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live.
His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. Team Viking is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how he gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.
A breakthrough hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, combining storytelling, live music and comedy-theatre, Team Viking is a comic ode to death and friendship.
Featuring an actual Viking helmet it has inspired audiences from main stages and village halls alike across the UK.
A Hundred Different Words For Love is James’s story of falling in love and landing broken-hearted.
Three years ago he met the love of his life. A year ago they broke up. He was also asked to be Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding.
A hilarious, heart-filling story of romance, despair and friendship, it’s also the story of a quest to find the right words to make sense of love.
Featuring live music, heart-ache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words, A Hundred Different Words For Love won the VAULT Festival Best Show Award in 2017.
Revelations is the story of what happened last year when James’s best friends, Sarah and Emma, asked him for his sperm.
A storytelling show about friendship, faith, and always trying to do the right thing, it is set in the same universe as Team Viking and A Hundred Different Words for Love.
Revelations features live music, nudity and both laughter and tears.
Team Viking plays June 8; A Hundred Different Words For Love, June 22; and Revelations July 6.
You can also catch these hilarious one-man shows, part of Rowland’s Imposter Syndrome, UK tour at:
Tonight, Sheffield Crucible Studio
May 23, Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford
May 24, Helmsley Arts Centre, York
May 25, CarriageWorks, Leeds
May 31, The Spring Arts Centre, Havant
June 7, Harlow Playhouse
June 8, Lighthouse, Poole
June 10, Bear Inn, Beyton, Suffolk
June 11, Railway Tavern, Mellis, Suffolk
June 12, Sculthorpe Mill, Sculthorpe, Norfolk
June 13, Black Bull Inn, Balsham,Cambs
June 14, The Spring Arts Centre, Havant,
June 22, Lighthouse, Poole
July 6, Lighthouse, Poole.