Learning to Fly

A new show by James Rowland

UK Tour and Edinburgh Festival 2022

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+

Acclaim for James:

‘The best theatre I saw in Edinburgh’ Stewart Lee

**** ‘A master storyteller’ Whatsonstage

***** ‘Joyous… flooded with love’ Stage

**** ‘Thrilling… one mighty, passionate epic’ Scotsman

**** ‘Captivating… a generous, deepening hymn to friendship’ Sunday Times

Dates

11 Jun 22 – BATH Ustinov – Book

22 Jun 22 – MOFFAT Old Well Theatre – Book

23 Jun 22 – PORT LOGAN Village Hall – Book

24 Jun 22 – KIRKCUDBRIGHT Church Hall – Book

25 Jun 22 – KESWICK Theatre by the Lake – On Sale Soon

3-28 Aug 22 – EDINBURGH Summerhall – Book

2 Sept 22 – HARLOW Playhouse – Book

8 Sept 22 – CARDIFF Chapter – On Sale Soon

9 Sept 22 – CARDIFF Chapter – On Sale Soon

10 Sept 22 – PRESTEIGNE Assembly Rooms – Book

14 Sept 22 – OXFORD Old Fire Station – On Sale Soon

15 Sept 22 – TUNBRIDGE WELLS Trinity – On Sale Soon

16 Sept 22 – BASINGSTOKE Proteus Creation Space – On Sale Soon

30 Sept 22 – NORWICH Garage – On Sale Soon

1 Oct 22 – CAMBRIDGE Junction – On Sale Soon

13 Oct 22 – COLCHESTER Lakeside – On Sale Soon

5 Nov 22 – LEEDS Holbeck – On Sale Soon

9 Nov 22 – LANCASTER Dukes – On Sale Soon

10 Nov 22 – SHEFFIELD Crucible – On Sale Soon

11 Nov 22 – BANBURY Mill – On Sale Soon

12 Nov 22 – BORDON Pheonix – On Sale Soon

17 Nov 22 – WIGAN Old Courts – On Sale Soon

18 Nov 22 – HALIFAX Square Chapel – On Sale Soon

19 Nov 22 – WOLVERHAMPTON Arena – On Sale Soon

20 Nov 22 – SELBY Town Hall – On Sale Soon

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]