Manchester international festival

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Manchester international festival 2021 to feature work reflecting on pandemic
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s essay on grief adapted for theatre among lineup for mostly outdoor event

Lanre Bakare Arts and culture correspondent

28, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Nick Cave joins RSC's hi-tech take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
The musician’s voice will be heard in the new online show, which combines virtual reality and live performance

Chris Wiegand

04, Mar, 2021 @1:37 PM

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Riz Ahmed: The Long Goodbye: Livestream Edition review – a challenging vision
A dazzling video follow-up to the actor and rapper’s album raises disturbing questions about modern Britain

Kathryn Bromwich

07, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Châtelet in Paris launches lockdown festival with street dance and Stockhausen
Powerful political dance from Brooklyn’s FlexN and the spectacle of the Helicopter String Quartet are part of British artistic director’s programme

Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2020 @11:15 AM

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Party Skills for the End of the World review – a wild night out … without leaving the sofa
Booze, music and martial-arts lessons are punctuated by existential musings in this delightfully strange virtual blowout

Arifa Akbar

24, May, 2020 @12:38 PM

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Riz Ahmed to debut theatre piece about his 'toxic breakup' with UK
Rap and music theatre piece will premiere at Manchester international festival

Lanre Bakare

14, Feb, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Maggie the Cat review - wit and passion abound
Trajal Harrell’s thrilling take on Cat on a Hot Tin Roof stands apart at the Manchester international festival

Sarah Crompton

21, Jul, 2019 @6:59 AM

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Skepta: Dystopia987 review – flat energy in nightclub of the future
Craft beer replaces ecstasy at this meeting of immersive theatre and rave, which lacks the abandon of a regular gig by the MC

Daniel Dylan Wray

19, Jul, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Thank You Very Much review – disabled dancers strut Elvis moves
The King’s unique physicality is the source for Claire Cunningham’s compelling and illuminating show

Anna Winter

18, Jul, 2019 @12:01 PM

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'People think I'm very odd': how Ibrahim Mahama brought Ghana's past to Manchester
From second-hand train seats to old school cupboards, the artist has transported discarded objects from his west African homeland to create a ‘parliament of ghosts’

Stuart Jeffries

16, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Trajal Harrell: Maggie the Cat review – Tennessee Williams sashays away
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with voguing sounds interesting, but Trajal Harrell’s parade of dancers modelling soft-furnishings to free jazz is more vague than vogue

Sanjoy Roy

15, Jul, 2019 @10:23 AM

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Re:Creating Europe review – voices from history echo through Brexit
From Henry V’s speech to Jona Lewie’s Stop the Cavalry, this illuminating production explores the ‘flawed family’ of Europe

Mark Fisher

14, Jul, 2019 @12:27 PM

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