“Exceptionally good… The 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.
Live at the Edinburgh Festival August 2019, Summerhall 2pm https://festival19.summerhall.co.uk/event/alaska/
Festival of Minds and Bodies Nov 2019, Wellcome Collection – https://wellcomecollection.org/events/XagmOxAAACIAo0v8