Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with heart cancer and told he had three months to live. His last wish was to be given a full Viking burial. This is the remarkable, hilarious and heart-lifting story of how James actually gave his best mate the send-off he wanted.
Team Viking was a breakthrough hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, combining storytelling, live music and comedy-theatre to rave reviews. A comic ode to death and friendship – featuring an actual Viking helmet – the show has inspired audiences from main stages to village halls across the UK.
★★★★★ ‘Joyous – heart-lifting and incredibly moving… as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see’ The Stage
★★★★ ‘A reminder that life really is for the living… beautifully calibrated‘ Fest Magazine
★★★★ ‘Equal parts sad, funny and ridiculous… a show of real courage combined with warmth and lyricism‘ Three Weeks
Directed by Daniel Goldman
James Rowland is a writer and performer. He has toured nationally and internationally with his award winning trilogy of one person shows “Songs of Friendship” (Team Viking, A Hundred Different Words for Love and Revelations). He has been described as “Charming, hilarious and heartbreaking” by the Guardian and “Charming, hirsute and pot bellied” by the Times.