James Rowland

Team Viking

"James Rowland’s debut solo show, Team Viking, is as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see. To call it a comedy about friendship, mourning and terminal illness – which on one level it is – would in no way convey what a joyous thing it is"
Natasha Tripney, The Stage
"Whatever the facts, there’s truth in Team Viking: real grief, still raw; real heart, still healing; and a reminder that life really is for the living... Detailed enough to be credible, outlandish enough to dismiss outright, Rowland’s tale is beautifully calibrated"
Matt Trueman, Fest Magazine
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This event is part of the 'Later' Programme
_ Time: 22.30
_ Duration: 60 mins
_ Venue: Roundabout
_ Age Suitability: 14+

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. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted. Combining storytelling, comedy and live music, Team Viking won the Vaults Festival Origins Award and was a runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

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