Can’t wait for Manchester International Festival 2017? Why not get the party started early as two shows are already on the market. First up is Fatherland: a co-creation by leading theatre company, Frantic Assembly, Underworld’s Karl Hyde and playwright Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). The theme of this original piece of musical theatre is contemporary fatherhood and it’s being staged at the Royal Exchange. The second is Boris Charmatz’ 10000 Gestures, a daring and original piece of choreography for 25 dancers, during which no gesture is repeated (location in city centre Manchester TBC). Finally, if you love MIF and fancying being part of the action this year, why not apply to take part a new initiative called Festival in My House. Click on this link to find out more about how to host your own micro version of MIF, during the 3 week festival in June and July.

10,000 Gestures: Thu 13 – Sat 15 Jul, Manchester city centre, location TBC, 8pm, £25,

Fatherland: Sat 1 – Sat 15 Jul, Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester M2 7DH, times and prices vary,

Image: Boris Charmatz © danse de nuit © Boris Brussey

Sat 1 Jul - Sat 15 Jul
Ruth Allan
Published on:
Sun 1 Jan 2017