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Neck of the Woods: Manchester International Festival – Home, Manchester

Writer: Veronica Gonzalez Pena Director: Douglas Gordon Reviewer: Iain Sykes Scared of the dark? Scared of the wolves? Want to face your fears? Then, on the face of things, Neck of the Woods, premiering at Manchester International Festival may be for you. With concept and direction from Turner Prize winning artist Douglas Gordon, the audience find themselves plunged into total ...

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Manchester International Festival: The Immortal – Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Music: Mark Simpson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Librettist: Melanie Challenger Conductor: Juanjo Mena Reviewer: Jo Beggs Tonight is all about death, and our attempts to cheat it. Mozart, aged 35, was railing against it (and lost) even as he was composing his great Requiem in D minor, which opens tonight’s Manchester International Festival programme at the Bridgewater Hall. Whether or not ...

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Manchester International Festival: The Skriker- Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Caryl Churchill Music: Nico Muhly & Antony Hegarty Director: Sarah Frankcom Reviewer: Matt Forrest The Manchester International Festival is in full swing. The city a-buzz, full of live performances designed to blow your mind, and with so much going on, all aided and abetted by the glorious sunshine, Manchester is the place to be. However, Caryl Churchill's The Skriker ...

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Manchester International Festival: wonder.land – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Music: Damon Albarn Book & Lyrics: Moira Buffini Director: Rufus Norris Reviewer: Iain Sykes wonder.land, a new musical take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tale with music by Damon Albarn, launches the 2015 Manchester International Festival at the Palace Theatre. As he did with 2011’s MIF offering, Dr Dee, Albarn teams up with director Rufus Norris with this time Moira Buffini ...

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