A comedy laced with poignant family stories, music and a trace of Shakespeare is heading to Sheringham this month.

A Piece of Work is a new show devised and performed by James Rowland which is based on his own life, with a mix of humour, sadness and exploration of mental health issues.

It earned rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and is now on a 50-plus venue UK tour including Sheringham Little Theatre on Friday, September 29.

North Norfolk News: James Rowland performing A Piece of WorkJames Rowland performing A Piece of Work (Image: Murdo MacLeod)

Mr Rowland, 39, said: “There are lots of laughs and happiness, but it also looks at the complexities of inter-generational relationships, and who we are - with a bit of Hamlet as you’ve never seen it before.

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“Life is a rich tapestry, with joy and wonder balanced with pain and weighty matters."

Mr Rowland was born in Yorkshire and graduated from drama college in 2007,

He has been successfully touring his own solo shows since 2016.

He is pleased with A Piece of Work, which is described as a “hilarious and heart-breaking road trip.”

Tickets are £14 from www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com or 01263 822347.