Piece of Work

by James Rowland

Thu 21 - Sat 23 Nov, 8pm

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Hilarious and heart breaking this remarkable road trip will delight and surprise.

Featuring James’ captivating mix of storytelling, comedy and music (as well as Shakespeare’s Hamlet) this remarkable road trip follows his critically acclaimed run at 2023’s Edinburgh Festival, the sell-out show Learning to Fly and The Songs of Friendship Trilogy.

James has been touring his storytelling theatre shows for half his adult life. This year 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 home, and to maybe save a life.

Piece of Work is part of the Traverse's £1 Tickets Project.

The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.


★★​​★★★ '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.' -​ Britishtheatre.com

​★★★★ 'He is a master at building tension and then breaking it with a warm smile' - ​ Broadway World

★★★★ '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

★★★★ 'A profoundly moving and captivating theatre performance that marks a pivotal moment in Rowlands storytelling journey' - ​The Morning Star

​★★★★★ 'Rowland’s effortless charm and natural skills as a raconteur mean that you’re never sure which way this tale is going to turn in the telling' - ​ British Theatre Guide

★★★★ 'Jokes arrive at just the right time, as if he is twisting a pressure gauge' - ​The Guardian

★★★★★ 'He has an innate ability to hold an audience, with no tech he looks us in the eye and shares his tale with us' - British Theatre

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on boxoffice@traverse.co.uk or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


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