Posts Under ‘MIF’ Category

INUK/MIF

In the car park of Manchester Communication Academy in Harpurhey, Belgian company Studio ORKA have constructed a bespoke enclosed set for their performance of INUK, a play that looks at loneliness and being forever on the move. This is part of Manchester International Festival’s year-round programme of engagement with new family audiences. Carl owns a… Continue Reading →

Best of 2017

There is no question that there is now too much theatre in Manchester for one person to even start to cover.  Therefore, this list will always have omissions.  I like to think of this as my personal list.  Of course, I have the benefit of hindsight, which sometimes adds a new layer to a review… Continue Reading →

MIF: Returning to Reims

The post show discussion at HOME of this MIF17 production is one of the best attended I’ve seen, testament to the power of the director, Thomas Ostermeier (of Schaubühne Berlin) and the author of the text that inspired the play, Didier Eribon.  Drawing parallels across France, Germany and the UK, Returning to Reims critically analyses… Continue Reading →

Party Skills for the End of the World

Manchester International Festival’s 2017 theatre offering starts with Party Skills for the End of the World, ‘a wild, immersive show that will teach you how to get by when the end comes and it’s time to celebrate everything that’s made life worth living’.  And that is what this production sets out to do.  It asks the big… Continue Reading →