Cheryl Martin


Presented by STUN during Black Gold Arts Festival

In Brief

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

Venue + Booking Details

Original Date: Thursday 22 October 2015, 3pm (+ 7pm sold-out)
Extra Date: Friday 23 October 2015, 7pm
Venue: STUN Studio at Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA
Tickets: £5 — Thursday 3pm; Friday 7pm | Please note limited capacity of 15 per show.

Black Gold Arts Festival

Also see Darren Pritchard’s Body of Light presented with Word of Warning; Chanje Kunda’s Amsterdam; Keisha Thompson’s I Wish I Had A Moustache during Black Gold Arts Festival.

Access Information

Age advisory: 14+ For specific age and access information please email

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 Series The 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 have said about Alaska

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

Websites | @cherylalaska
Black Gold Arts Festival | Black Gold Arts Festival Facebook event

Performance Programme Autumn/Winter 2015

Domestic II
24 — 26 Sep, 7.30pm. £5 (Fri 25 sold-out)
Fri 25 Sep, 7pm + 10pm. £3 (both sold-out)
Sat 26 Sep, 12noon-5pm. FREE, no need to book
Sat 3 Oct, 12noon-10pm. FREE | Z-arts
Emergency 2015
Thu 22 Oct, 8pm. £5 | STUN Studio at Z-arts
Body of Light
Tue 17 + Wed 18 Nov, 8pm. £13/7 | Contact
Vesper Time