22 Oct, 23 Oct
Various times

Cheryl Martin – Alaska

15:00 (+ 19:00 sold-out)

Presented by STUN during Black Gold Arts Festival

Tells the story of a black perimenopausal lesbian’s descent into suicidal depression and her emergence from it.

“It is a devastatingly beautiful show, poetic narrative and heart achingly profound… people should go” – Audience Member

Directed by Darren Pritchard.

Commissioned by The Albany, supported by Contact, STUN + Commonword; co-commissioned by hÅb for Domestic II

Presented during Black Gold Arts Festival, celebrating the success of culturally diverse performances developed in partnership with Sustained Theatre Up North [STUN].

Black Gold Arts Festival features recent work by black artists from the North developed through Manchester’s STUN Studio and produced around the city. All the shows are tour-ready, have been enthusiastically received by audiences and critics alike, and have strong workshop and engagement packages.

Manchester is rich in culturally diverse performing arts talent and STUN has been increasingly important in making sure that talent has the space to experiment and thrive. Besides celebrating this, STUN also wants to support and bring new BAME talent forward. Black Gold is a big arts party festival with just a sample of awards-nominated and award-winning artists, and a seed commission for a culturally diverse newcomer. To give folks even more reason to celebrate, STUN is announcing £2,000 commission for a new work by a BAME Northern performance practitioner.

For the first Black Gold Arts Festival, don’t miss shows by four outstanding Mancunians: 

Alaska, by Cheryl Martin; Body of Light by Darren Pritchard; I Wish I Had A Moustache by Keisha Thomson; Amsterdam by Chanje Kunda.

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