Harlow Playhouse: Piece of Work by James Rowland

Entertainment / Wed 4th Oct 2023 at 09:43am

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 liveable.

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. 


Contains references to suicide and mental illness 14 +

Praise for James:

‘A riveting, remarkable hour of theatre…’ ***** The Guardian 

‘Rowland is a natural storyteller…very funny, disarmingly honest and surprisingly tender’ **** The Scotsman  

‘A master storyteller’ **** Whatsonstage

Our Pay What You Can Season is changing (a little bit)!

Due to large amounts of ticket no shows on the day of the show, we feel we need to charge a small amount for tickets to try to guarantee audience numbers. The artists put in a lot of hard work to commit to a performance, and it can be disheartening when audience members aren’t present.

Our PWYC tickets will start at £2, and we have recommended pricing to help you to choose a price that works for you. If anyone needs to pay under £2 they can contact the Box Office, on [email protected] or call 01279 431925 to get a cheaper/free ticket.

We don’t want price to be a barrier to having a great theatre experience, you can simply pick the price you can pay (between £2, £5 or £10 or nothing), and enjoy the show!

You will still be paying what you can and you can still pay nothing at all! We are hoping that if you’ve purchased a ticket, even if it’s for £2 you’ll be more inclined to make the show! We just want as many of you, our lovely audience, to be there to support our equally lovely artists!

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