ALASKA – Cheryl Martin (SOLD OUT)

6th March 2016 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm



By Cheryl Martin Co-commissioned by hÅb for Domestic II and The Albany

Alaska is a funny, magical trip to the moon, with singing and dancing thrown in: one woman’s extraordinary story of how she survived growing up with severe depression.

This solo performance is inspired by writer-performer Cheryl Martin’s poetry collection, longlisted for the 2015 Polari Prize.

“I called the show ALASKA after a line in a Lou Reed song, Caroline Says II, that goes ‘It’s so cold in Alaska.’ I chose that because most of the time my emotions seem numb, frozen. Then something happens and they wake up.”

A raw and powerful performance, with humour, heart and soul, with stunning vocals and beautiful imagery in the storytelling. With one in four of us estimated to experience mental health difficulties at sometime in our lives, this is a story that touches everyone, whether first-hand or through family and friends.

“It is a devastatingly beautiful show, … poetic narrative and heart achingly profound… absolutely pioneering …people should go”

Chanje Kunda, performance poet and artist, Manchester Theatre Awards Nominee


Exceptionally goodThe poet delivers her material with such energy, charm, emotion and honesty… Food for the soul

British Theatre Guide

“ I was really impressed… mature and complex work that was being rigorously thought and talked about”

Richard Gregory, Quarantine


Supported by Contact, STUN, Commonword, Arts Council England, PANDA and Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies

There is a very limited capacity so to reserve a ticket please email with the number of tickets you wish to reserve and a contact telephone number.

Tickets will be “Pay What You Decide” which means you will pay the company AFTER the show.

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