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
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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