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Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me But Banjos Saved My Life

Performed by Keith Alessi

Directed by Erika Conway

Produced by CaroleW Productions

 

A joke tellin’, banjo playin’, heart healin’ experience

 

Originating in North America, this inspirational true story of overcoming obstacles, pursuing passions, and the healing power of music has delighted international audiences. This is an exclusive North East tour following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe and Soho Playhouse in New York.


Keith Alessi was a well-known CEO running a company in Canada when he received a deadly cancer diagnosis. This event served as a catalyst for him to learn to play the banjo, a long-deferred passion. He ultimately found physical and emotional healing in a circle of musicians and this show tells that story. His journey to the stage was an improbable one.

This award-winning inspirational story will be exclusively touring the North East of England this Spring fresh from a successful run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Soho Playhouse in New York.


“Keith Alessi delivers a poignant message of resilience, hope and endurance we all need to hear right now.”
★★★★ Broadway Baby

“A heart-warming show which is much needed at present.”
British Theatre Guide

 

North East Tour Dates & Venues

 

 

 

 

April 2023

* These dates are presented as part of the Highlights Rural Touring Scheme.

Tomatoes Tried To Kill Me Publicity Landscape 2-Photo Cred-Lauren Hamm_edited.jpg

Photo by Lauren Hamm

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