Quirky. Heartfelt. Hilarious. Morbid. Profound. Delightfully a little dark.
Have you ever heard a story so full of soul that it becomes a part of you?
Something you carry around, fighting the urge to tell everyone you meet.
Because isn’t that just life – a collection of our best stories we carry around, waiting to tell those we deem worthy?
Well tonight it was an absolute privilege to be worthy of James Rowland’s story: Team Viking.
It is the first of a three-part trilogy and unequivocally the greatest story I’ve ever heard.
In my honest opinion, James is a master of his craft, finding the perfect balance of comedic delivery and prophetic emotion.
This is a story we all know too well, a story of friendship, cancer and dealing with loss.
However, James takes us all by the hand and offers us laughs, hugs, Lynx Africa, supportive shoulders and a little pyromania.
The nostalgia is not lost on anyone – and we appreciate every minute of it because we have all had to deal with loss at one point or another.
Team Viking is a wonderful story and production and it has something for absolutely everyone.
I would definitely recommend going to see any of the three shows James is performing at this year’s Brisbane Festival.
You will feel privileged being in the presence of a storyteller with an impeccable eye for detail and linking all elements, including ripped pieces of clothing, together in a lyrical feat worthy of any conductor.