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TEAM VIKING is a heart-lifting tale of friendship and loss


TEAM VIKING is a heart-lifting tale of friendship and loss As part of its autumn season, Tangram Theatre will be bringing the heart-lifting TEAM VIKING to the Tron Theatre, written & performed by James Rowland and directed by Daniel Goldman, on Wednesday 20 & Thursday 21 September 2017.

Combining storytelling, comedy and live music (played by Rowland), TEAM VIKING won the Vaults Festival Origins Award and was a runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

Following James's dad's death, James and his two best friends Tom and Sarah make a drunken pact that, whenever one of them has to go, they'll have a full Viking funeral complete with fire, ships and water. Sooner than expected, the friends find themselves trying to fulfil this pact after James's best friend is diagnosed with heart cancer... Five years on, this is the remarkable, hilarious and touching story of how James overcame obstacles to actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.

James Rowland's gentle and warm one-man storytelling is often sad, often funny and even comical, yet this compelling tale of friendship, mourning and terminal illness is always incredibly moving. TEAM VIKING makes for a poignant, enjoyable and, ultimately, uplifting evening. Set in the same universe as TEAM VIKING, A HUNDRED DIFFERENT WORDS FOR LOVE won Show of the Year at Vault Festival, London and recently finished a successful run at Summerhall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The Tron Theatre is located at 63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB. For tickets (£11 - £15), contact the box office at 0141 552 4267 or go online at

Tangram Theatre Company was first conceived by Daniel Goldman, Johan Westergren, John Hinton, Omar Elerian and Sibusiso Khambule, all graduating students at the world famous Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. The company was then founded by Daniel Goldman in London in 2006 where it is now based. The current Tangram core team is made up of Daniel, John and producers Jolie Booth and Lora Krasteva.

Over the past seven years, Tangram has created nine critically acclaimed shows and performed to 30,000+ audience members in over one hundred venues across the UK, Europe and the world. Our shows have been 4.48 PSYCHOSIS Old Red Lion & Arcola), CRUNCH! (Edinburgh Fringe & UK/International touring), RICHARD III (Southwark Playhouse), FUCKED (Old Red Lion & Edinburgh Fringe), ALMOST 10 (Edinburgh Fringe & Pulse Festival), ART HOUSE (Edinburgh Fringe), THE ORIGIN OF THE SPECIES... (Edinburgh Fringe & UK/International Touring), FUENTE OVEJUNO (Southwark Playhouse & CLF Art Cafe), ALBERT EINSTEIN: RELATIVITELY SPEAKING (Edinburgh & UK/International touring).

James has performed in Theatre, Radio and Television. Recently he has done lots of immersive theatre including THE CRYSTAL MAZE, HEIST and YOU ONCE SAID YES. He has also performed musical comedy under the stage name 'James Rowland' and is a member of the cabaret band The Idiot Circus. He performed his debut storytelling show TEAM VIKING in London and Edinburgh and won The Origins Award (Vault Festival, 2016). James' second solo storytelling show 'A Hundred Different Words For Love' won Show of the Year (Vault Festival 2017).

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