Theatre Cheryl Martin: Alaska
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.
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Who is she?
Cheryl has won Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards as both writer (Best Community Production, Heart and Soul, Oldham Coliseum) and director (Best Studio Production, Iron by Rona Munro, Working Girls/Contact); an Edinburgh Fringe First as co-director + producer of Traverse Theatre’s Breakfast SeriesThe World Is Too Much; and this year a Lloyd’s Bank regional award for the immersive play she directed for Community Arts Northwest, Rule 35; also longlisted for the Polari Book Prize for her collection of poems, Alaska[Crocus/Commonword], the inspiration for this play.
What people and press have said about ALASKA
“In order to be beautiful, you need to be brave… Exceptionally good… The poet delivers her material with such energy, charm, emotion and honesty… Food for the soul”
– The British Theatre Guide
‘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 ’ – Audience member
‘Alaska is a …darkly humorous…study of survival against great odds, [which] displays grace and charm”
– Manchester Theatre Awards