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2019 11 08 Mif The Factory Copyright Oma 1

The Factory - £130m arts centre reaches major milestone

Plagued by delays and price hikes, MIF’s new home is finally underway

2019 10 06 53 Two Exterior Cgi

New theatre and bar takes shape below Manchester Central

Spanning two Grade II* listed arches, 53two will offer a vast array of performing and...

2017 10 05 Festival Of The Dead

Miss at your peril…Manchester’s top 20 Halloween events

From Heels of Hell to The Exorcist live and even a burlesque fest, we’ve got...

2019 09 25 Thunder Girls

‘Kind of Dynasty meets Dinner Ladies’ – The Thunder Girls at The Lowry

Nadia Jaynes talks to director Joyce Branagh about what to expect and how the theatre...

2019 08 15 Jerry Springer The Opera

‘Jeremy Kyle with more complexity’ - Jerry Springer - The Opera, reviewed

Joan Davies is impressed by a shocking revival

2019 08 12 The Den 1

Royal Exchange launches £1m pop-up theatre

The groundbreaking venue will tour Greater Manchester, opening with a new arts festival this month

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From the Crowd - huge public performance to mark Peterloo Massacre anniversary

Exactly 200 years on, the powerful free event will feature ‘no spectators, only participants’

2019 07 22 Skepta Mif 1 Jordan Hughes

MIF19 bows out with Skepta…as Greater Manchester revealed to have North’s biggest culture scene

Defying a stalling ‘Northern Powerhouse’, culture has seen staggering growth

2019 07 17 Tao Of Glass 1 Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far (part 2)

David Lynch at HOME, The Nico Project and Tao of Glass reviewed

2019 07 12 Invisible Cities Canal Tristram Kenton

Manchester International Festival: the hits and misses so far

Invisible Cities, Utopolis, Tuesday and Atmospheric Memory reviewed

2019 07 05 Bells For Peace Header Danny Lawson

Yoko Ono rings in peace…and Manchester International Festival

MIF19 launched with Ono’s ‘Bells for Peace’ and Janelle Monáe’s sell-out concert…here’s what we thought...

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Manchester International Festival - all you need to know

Expect 18 days of free gigs, world premieres and a brand new Festival Square as...

22019 06 14 Book Of Mormon Paul Coltas

‘If you’re easily offended I’d suggest you stay away’ - The Book of Mormon, reviewed

Joan Davies is a convert for this gem of a show

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Tenancy by Quarantine: 'a theatre project like no other I’ve ever encountered'

No rebellious squat set-up, Lucy Tomlinson has a profound experience in this unconventional Salford arts...

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‘Melody, yearning and humour’ - The King and I, Opera House, reviewed

A British governess, a Thai King and a true story of forbidden love…Joan Davies enjoys...

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‘A risk that’s paid off’ - West Side Story, Royal Exchange, reviewed

With New York grit and Mancunian swagger, this bolshie reinvention works a treat

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'What does MIF do best? Those projects that are wonderfully indefinable' - Mark Ball, creative...

David Blake discusses The Factory, artistic ambition and the city's growing cultural clout with Manchester...

2019 04 10 Hair Musical Johan Persson 1

‘A few bum notes...in more ways than one’ - Hair, Palace Theatre, reviewed

It has nudity, tribe vibes and audience stage parties. But does this hippy classic still...

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