Learning to Fly

A new show by James Rowland

UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival 2022

 

***** ‘A riveting, remarkable hour of theatre’ The Guardian (full review

**** ‘He delivers his story with grace and self-deprecating humour’ The Times (full review)

****’Very funny, disarmingly honest and surprisingly tender’ The Scotsman (full review)

 

A new show by acclaimed writer, storyteller and performer James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of storytelling, music and comedy.

LEARNING TO FLY sees James tell the story of a remarkable friendship he made when he was a lonely, unhappy teenager with the scary old lady who lived in the spooky house on his street.

It’s about connection, no matter what the obstacles; about love’s eternal struggle with time; about music and its ability to heal.

It’s also about her last wish: to get high once before she died.

Uplifting, big hearted and hilarious, this is James’s first new show since his acclaimed Songs of Friendship trilogy.

Age guidance 14+

If you are interested in booking James drop us a line – [email protected]

 

 

Dates

3-28 Aug 22 – EDINBURGH Summerhall – Book

2 Sept 22 – HARLOW Playhouse – Book

8 Sept 22 – CARDIFF Chapter – Book

9 Sept 22 – CARDIFF Chapter – Book

10 Sept 22 – PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms – Book

14 Sept 22 – OXFORD Old Fire Station – Book

16 Sept 22 – BASINGSTOKE Proteus Creation Space – Book

30 Sept 22 – NORWICH Garage – Book

2 Oct 22 – CAMBRIDGE Junction – On sale soon

13 Oct 22 – COLCHESTER Lakeside – Book

14 Oct 22 – MANCHESTER The Edge – Book

20 Oct 22 – CHICHESTER Showroom – Book

27 Oct 22 – GRASMERE Village Hall, as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

28 Oct 22 – LEVENS Village Hall, as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

29 Oct 22 – BARDON MILL Village Hall, as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

30 Oct 22 – HEPSCOTT Village Hall, as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

3 – 5 Nov 22 – LONDON Camden People’s Theatre – Book

9 Nov 22 – LANCASTER Dukes – Book

10 Nov 22 – SHEFFIELD Playhouse- Book

11 Nov 22 – BANBURY The Mill – Book

12 Nov 22 – BORDON Phoenix – Book

13 Nov 22 – SELSEY Town Hall – Made possible by Applause – Book

17 Nov 22 – WIGAN Old Courts – Book

18 Nov 22 – HALIFAX Square Chapel – Book

19 Nov 22 – WOLVERHAMPTON Arena – Book

20 Nov 22 – SELBY Town Hall – Book

30 Nov 22 – TONBRIDGE E M Forster Theatre – Made possible by Applause – Book

9 Dec 22 – MELFORD HOUSE Mayfield – Made possible by Applause – Book

9 Feb 23 – FARNHAM Maltings – Book

11 Feb 23 – SHOREHAM Kent – Made possible by Applause – Book

2 Mar 23 – EASTLEIGH Point

 

Made with the support of Arts Council England alongside Arts at the Old Fire Station (Oxford), The Spring (Havant), Tobacco Factory Theatres (Bristol) and The Attenborough (Leicester).

If you are interested in booking James drop us a line – [email protected]