A HILARIOUS, heart-lifting evening of storytelling will tour to Broadwindsor next month.

A Hundred Different Words for Love calls in at Broadwindsor near Beaminster on Friday, January 18 .

Fringe First Award and Vault Festival Award winner James Rowland returns to Dorset through Artsreach, the county's touring arts charity, with the follow-up to last year’s sell-out show Team Viking.

Featuring live music, heartache, belly-laughs and lots and lots of words, this master-storyteller presents A Hundred Different Words for Love, a hilarious, heart-lifting story of romance, despair, and above all, friendship.

Three years ago, James met the love of his life. A year ago, they broke up. This is James’s story of falling in love and landing broken-hearted. It’s also about him being Best Man of Honour at Sarah and Emma’s wedding. And it’s the story of a quest: to find the right words to make sense of love.

Explaining the origin of the show, James said: “Obviously love is a ubiquitous subject, I just wanted to make a story with all of the fun and heartache of a good rom-com, but with none of the unreality.”

Following a critically acclaimed, sell-out premiere at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe, the show now embarks on a UK tour and, with thanks to the Arts Council and local authority funding, plus the support of local solicitors Blanchards Bailey, Artsreach are delighted to be bringing one of the UK’s most acclaimed storytellers to Dorset.

See James in A Hundred Different Words for Love performing in Broadwindsor (01308 867644) on Friday, January 18 Tickets and more details are also available online at artsreach.co.uk