Alaska

Performance

alaska

tickets

Friday, 30 March 2018 - 7:00pm
Syngenta Cellar, 7.00pm
Tickets: 
£10 / Under 26s £8 / Kirklees Passport holders £3 off / Season Saver
Cheryl Martin
With a post-show discussion
Part of A FESTIVAL

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