Team Viking

Thu 4th – Sun 28th Aug 2016


“A light-hearted look at the subjects of death and terminal illness ”





James Rowland


A while ago one of James’ best friends, Tom, died of heart cancer. His last wish was to be given a Viking Burial and now James is telling that story.

James Rowland is no stranger to grief. In an hour-long show he toys with the complexities of preparing for and processing the death of a loved one, and being responsible for their legacy, however wild their request. Punctuated by music looped live by James, Team Viking is the true story of how he processed a moment everyone hopes they never have to, and how the sublime was achieved through acts of the ridiculous.

Praise for James Rowland’s previous work:

‘Magnificently clever.’ – The Guardian

‘Slightly odd’ – Sunday Times

‘The most dramatic Hamlet… dripping with sweat and rubbing his chest in pain, he yells whilst gurgling milk.’ – Daily Mail

Fringe First Winner Ensemble Cast for ‘You Once Said Yes’ 2011

James Rowland is an actor. Theatre credits include You Once Said Yes (Edinburgh, Roundhouse, Perth International Arts Festival) The Itinerant Music Hall (Lyric Hammersmith, Watford Palace, GDIAF, Latitude) Home Theatre (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and The Dragon and Fuente Ovejuna (Southwark Playhouse). He has also played piano and sung in the cabaret band The iDiOT Circus and performed musical comedy under the stage name “James Rowland”.

Admission: £7(£5) – £10(£8)

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