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1st March 2018

Studio Theatre

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.

Alaska, the one-woman-show, 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.

Alaska Trailer from Cheryl Martin on Vimeo.


'Exceptionally good… The poet delivers her material with such energy, charm, emotion and honesty… Food for the soul' The British Theatre Guide

 '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.

'I was really impressed… mature and complex work that was being rigorously thought and talked about' Richard Gregory, Quarantine

'In order to be beautiful, you need to be brave' The British Theatre Guide

Audience Reviews

‘Relatable, touching, humorous, engaging - brilliant!'

'The visuals were beautiful and the stories were very touching, insightful, empowering.'

'It was different. I expected poetry; what I got was poetic but so much better.'

‘Cheryl never compromises, she just tells it how it is. A beautiful performance. Brave, courageous, and very powerful. Would like to see more of her work. ’

Ticket Prices and Information

Full Price £10.00
Concessions £8.00

This an unreserved event. 

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Venue Information

Studio Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
6 Oxford Street,
Show Dates and times

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Thursday, 01 March 2018