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  • Speech-to-text
Black and white photographic portrait of Cheryl Martin performing holding a microphone.
Alaska by Cheryl Martin. © Image by Fotocad.

Take a seat at the table with Cheryl Martin for this intimate conversation about how she survived depression, asylums – even being black at Cambridge in the 1980s – and found a way to thrive. This performance follows Cheryl’s emotional journey and features fantastical images, singing and dancing.

This show mentions suicide and self-harm.



Need to know


We’ll be in the Studio on level 1. When you enter Wellcome Collection, head up the stairs or take the lift, then follow the signs.

Place not guaranteed

Booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee you a place. You should aim to arrive 15 minutes before the event is scheduled to start to claim your place. If you do not arrive on time, your place may be given to someone on the waiting list.


This event will be live-transcribed, with text displayed on a large screen.

For more information, please visit our Accessibility page. If you have any queries about accessibility, please email us at access@wellcomecollection.org or call 0 2 0. 7 6 1 1. 2 2 2 2

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About your artist

Cheryl Martin

Cheryl Martin examines experiences most people are afraid to talk about with a humour, warmth and raw honesty that draws audiences in. Her shows tour to studios, as well as non-theatre spaces such as libraries, hospitals, living rooms and prisons. She has won an Edinburgh Fringe First, as co-director/producer of ‘The World Is Too Much’ (Traverse Theatre), and two Manchester Evening News Awards, one for writing and one for directing.