Learning to Fly

A new show by James Rowland

Attic is delighted to return to live performance in a collaboration with acclaimed writer, storyteller and performer James Rowland.

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, these previews are the first chance to see a new show that will tour the UK in 2022.

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


Preview dates:

7th October – The Spring, Havant – 7.30pm – Book

8th October – Attenborough Arts Centre – 7pm – Book

NEW VENUE: 15th October – Harmony Hall, Walthamstow – 7.30pm – Book 


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).