With Alice McCullough
described by poet Tony Walsh as “a Fred Astaire of words,” Alice McCullough’s
unconventional poetry performances have captivated audiences ever since she
made her start performing Alice Fresco on
the streets of Belfast. Fans of her work include Stephen Fry who described her
as ‘a sensational new voice’ and Naomi Shihab Nye, who described her as ‘a true
critically acclaimed one-woman show Earth
to Alice is a candid collection of songs and poems that takes her audience
on a walk through Belfast, to Wonderland and back as she shares insights into
her lived experience of bipolar disorder.
TV adaptation of Earth to Alice was
commissioned by BBC in 2021 as part of their ‘Culture in Quarantine’ series and
Alice has been shortlisted for the Saboteur Best Spoken Word Show, The
Neurodiversity Representation Award and the Birds of Paradise Exceptional
Theatre Award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2022.
We are delighted to
welcome Alice to The Helicon for a performance and Q&A in conjunction with
the Northern Ireland Mental Health Arts Festival.