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    Piece of Work

    Tue 10 - Sat 14 Oct at 7.15pm
    Tickets £8 - £15
    Critically acclaimed storyteller James Rowland returns following his sellout run with a brand new show about fathers, sons and the hope that makes life livable.

    Content Notice
    Running Time 65 minutes
    Wheelchair Accessible
    Wheelchair Accessible
    BSL Performance
    BSL Performance Fri 13 Oct, BSL interpretation by Deborah McLeod
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Assistance dogs welcome
    Audio Description
    Audio DescriptionThu 12 Oct
    Content Notice
    Content NoticeSuitable for 14+, Contains discussion of suicide

    James has been touring his storytelling theatre shows for half his adult life. This tour was different though. Returning home after his first stint away, he received a letter that exploded his life, and the tour became a search: for the person who sent it, for a sense of where he comes from, and to maybe save a life.

    In PIECE OF WORK James explores how the landscapes we exist within effect the way we think and feel; how searching for something is an end in itself, regardless of whether the search is successful. It’s about our sense of home, and the hope that makes our lives livable.

    Featuring James’ captivating mix of storytelling, music and comedy (as well as Shakespeare’s Hamlet) this show follows the critically acclaimed LEARNING TO FLY which toured the UK following a sell-out run in Edinburgh. Hilarious and heart breaking this remarkable road trip will delight and surprise.

    "One tries not to write that the Master Storyteller is back, but the Master Storyteller is back!... He has an innate ability to hold an audience...beautifully told, ringing with authenticity"
    "Rowland is always attuned to the room"
    The Guardian
    "An agile, vivid feat of storytelling."
    The Scotsman
    "Rowland delivers it all deftly, balancing light and dark, mirth and melancholy."
    The Stage
    "He is a master at building tension and then breaking it with a warm smile."
    Broadway World

    "Our children live in the most deprived ward in London and their parents cannot afford to pay for the classes and activities many more privileged children enjoy after school and at the weekends. A free-to-access youth group run by a local theatre in a professional setting is an incredible opportunity."

    Local school teacher