Cheryl Martin - Alaska


  • Touring windowSpring 2016
  • CreditsCo-commissioned by hÅb for Domestic II and The Albany Supported by Contact, STUN, Commonword, Arts Council England & PANDA
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Exceptionally goodThe poet delivers her material with such energy, charm, emotion and honesty… Food for the soul
The British Theatre Guide

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.

“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.

Spring tour 2016

Sunday 6 March 2 pm, Slug Low Hub, 67-71 Bath Road, Holbeck, LS11 9UA www.slunglow.org
Tuesday 19 April 7pm & 8.30pm £10 / £8 Conc. The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG 0208 692 4446 / www.thealbany.org.uk
Thursday 28 April 7.30pm £10 / £7 Conc. The Kirkgate, Cockermouth CA13 9PJ 01900 826448 / www.thekirkgate.com
Friday 13 May 4.30 & 9pm Saturday 14 May 2pm & 4.30pm £11 / £6 Conc. Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6JA Part of Flying Solo Festival. 0161 274 0600 / www.contactmcr.com
Thursday 2 June 6pm & Friday 3 June 4pm £8. The Lab, Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR Part of the 2016 Plymouth Fringe Festival. 01752 267131 / www.plymouthfringe.com
Thursday 16 June 7.30pm. Pay what you think. The Courthouse, Westgate, Thirsk, YO7 1QS Part of FRESH / www.ruralarts.org
Friday 15 July 7pm £5 (£4 library member). Oldham Library, Greaves Street, Oldham OL1 1AL 0161 770 8000 / www.oldham.gov.uk/liveatthelibrary.

Autumn Tour 2015
Wed 25 Nov 8pm, Action Transport Theatre Writers Ball, Whitby Hall, Stanney Lane, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9AE
Flying Solo Festival 2015, Contact Tue 5 and Wed 6 May, 9pm Contact, Oxford Road Manchester M15 6JA contactmcr.com/cherylmartin
Domestic II, Word of Warning Thu 24 – Sat 26 September, 7.30pm and 9pm, 15th Floor Matthias Court, Salford M3 6JD http://domesticmcr.org/
Cartwheel Arts 3rd October, Rochdale, Touchstone Gallery http://www.cartwheelarts.org.uk/
Black Gold Arts Festival, Z-arts Thu 22 October, 3pm and 7pm, STUN Studio, Z-arts, Manchester http://www.z-arts.org/events/alaska/

 

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