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Theatre: Team Viking

Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside LA5 0DF
Tangram Theatre
Highlights Rural Touring Scheme

The last wish of a dying friend provides the theme for this funny and moving, semi autobiographical story from Tangram Theatre coming to Arnside.

Five years ago, James’s best friend was diagnosed with an aggressive 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, Tom the send-off he wanted.

In childhood, James, Tom and their friend Sarah would enjoy re-enacting The Vikings - the film with Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis. Following his terminal diagnosis, Tom asks them to fulfill his last wish of a Viking funeral, put out to sea in a flaming boat.

Exploring friendship and terminal illness and combining storytelling, comedy and live music, Team Viking won the Vaults Festival Origins Award and was a runaway hit at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival.

Highly experienced and popular in Rural Touring, Tangram take their name from an ancient Chinese puzzle. The company work with new plays, reimagine classic texts and create devised work.  Tangram has created nine critically acclaimed shows and performed to audiences across the continents. Recent successes have included The Origin of Species...  and Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking.

Team Viking is performed by James Rowland and directed by Daniel Goldman. The show is touring with Highlights Rural Touring Scheme as part of its autumn 17 season of shows.

***** ‘Joyous – heart-lifting and incredibly moving... as accomplished a piece of storytelling as you could hope to see’ The Stage


Date/ Time:                Saturday, 14th October 7.30pm

Venue:                        Arnside Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, LA5 0DF

Tickets:                      adult £8, child £4 

Bookings:                  01524 762254 (Sue Hayward) or online at