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    Learning to Fly

    Thu 3 Nov - Sat 5 Nov at 7.15pm
    Tickets £12 (£10)
    James tells the story of a friendship he made with the scary old lady who lived on his street and her last wish: to get high once before she dies.

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    Running Time 60 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Assistance dogs
    Assistance dogs
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    Content NoticeReferences to drug use

    A new show from James Rowland featuring his captivating mix of theatre, comedy and music.

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


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

    Tickets for Learning to Fly

    Thu 03 Nov, 19:15
    Fri 04 Nov, 19:15
    Sat 05 Nov, 19:15
    "Joyous... flooded with love"
    "A master storyteller"
    "Captivating... a generous, deepening hymn to friendship"
    Sunday Times

    “Such a crucial part of the UK theatre ecology… Developing artists and audiences”

    The Guardian, 2016