Tensile Strength (or How to Survive at Your Wit's End) is a performance about Stress. And figuring out why so many of us feel it to an unhealthy degree. It's about fear, pressure, uncertainty. It's about sadness and mental health and how we help ourselves. It's about feeling like things are all A Bit Too Much and then the cat goes missing.

This is a show about the world we live in now, and will prove essential viewing in a society that just can't seem to relax anymore.


Holly Gallagher is a Theatre Maker, Director and Facilitator based in Thornaby, Teesside interested in new work that speaks about the world we live in today and stimulates an audience's imagination.

Holly has an MA with Distinction in Theatre and Performance from Northumbria University and has showcased and performed in work at Northern Stage, Live Theatre, Alphabetti Theatre, GIFT Festival, Moor Theatre Delicatessen, Camden People’s Theatre, and the Civic Barnsley. Holly is an Associate Artist at ARC Stockton, and was a recipient of the Third Angel Mentorship Scheme 2018.

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