Presented by Attic Theatre

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.
 

DATE: Friday 14th October

TIME: 7:30 pm

PRICE: £15/13

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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.
 
Made with 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).

PRESS & REVIEWS

**** ‘A master storyteller’ Whatsonstage
 
***** ‘Joyous… flooded with love’ Stage
 
**** ‘Thrilling… one mighty, passionate epic’ Scotsman
 
**** ‘Captivating… a generous, deepening hymn to friendship’ Sunday Times
 
‘James Rowland and his storytelling shows have become a much-loved annual staple at Summerhall. It’s easy to see why: He’s an effortless, likeable presence and a skilled storyteller; he’s a natural crowd-pleaser. As ever, this is a well-put-together hour that recounts an odd-couple relationship Rowland had as a sickly teenager.’ The Stage

EVENT INFO

RUNNING TIME: 70 mins

AGE RECOMMENDATION: 14+

Please note that latecomers may be refused entry and readmittance may not be possible.
In the event of a show having an interval The Edge may not allow access to latecomers until the second half of the performance, this is due to the seating area being accessed across the performance area.

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