Manchester International Festival 2023

We're excited to be working with Factory International to present Manchester International Festival (MIF) 2023, and bring three exciting events to HOME this Summer.

Tickets will be available for HOME and MIF/Factory International Members from 10am on Tuesday 28 March.

Tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Thursday 30 March.

Taking place every two years, the Festival’s world-renowned for work that cuts across disciplines and blurs the boundaries between art and popular culture.

Happening all across the city,  MIF23 is set to bring 18 extraordinary days of events, performances and happenings to Greater Manchester from 29 June – 16 July.

Here at HOME we’re thrilled to be hosting The Faggots and their Friends Between Revolutions, Balmy Army, and All right. Good night.

Based on the 1977 cult book by Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions is a music theatre piece that reimagines the history of the world through a queer lens.

In this musical adaptation by composer Philip Venables and director Ted Huffman, the original text is taken on a kaleidoscopic journey by a cast of actors, singers and musicians.

Together they conjure up a world on the brink of revolution – expect battle re-enactments crossed with cheerleading, all night raves mixed with lute songs and court dances.

In All right. Good night. the sudden disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 and the slow loss of a father to dementia entwine and entangle in this meditative performance.

One of the biggest mysteries in the history of modern travel merges with a personal story from Helgard Haug, director and co-founder of the award-winning German theatre group Rimini Protokoll.

On 8 March 2014, a flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew members took off from Kuala Lumpur, heading towards Beijing. For 39 minutes and 13 seconds, everything was routine – you could go as far as saying unspectacular. Then the plane disappeared from radar. The supposedly last radio message from the cockpit: ‘All right. Good night.’ To this day, no one can explain how an airplane can disappear without a trace.

Expect a captivating new performance from Berlin-based Rimini Protokoll, one of Europe’s leading contemporary theatre groups – and the team behind MIF19’s visionary Utopolis.

Balmy Army is a movement for youth – led mental health. This is art and activism rolled into one.

Ever get the feeling young people’s mental healthcare could be so much better?’

Enter the Balmy Army. Over the past year young people, artists, madpride organisers, radical dreamers, disability justice doers and everyone else trying to cope have come together. What do they want? Mental health support that works. When do they want it? About 15 years ago…

From sharing poetry to making placards, to social media takeovers and mass acts of civil disobedience, everyone’s invited to join in. All of this work will accumulate into an exhibition – the Balmy Army’s writings, drawings, dreams and knowledge.

Don’t expect a static show. Think of it like a lab for action where anything (safe) can happen.

We can’t wait for you to join us at Manchester International Festival 2023.

Tickets will be available for HOME and MIF/Factory International Members from 10am on Tuesday 28 March.

Tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Thursday 30 March.

Previously in this season

Balmy Army

Sat 1 July - Sun 17 Sep

A movement for youth-led mental health. This is art and activism rolled into one show - expect the unexpected.

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Balmy Army: a Movement

Sat 15 Jul, 14:00-17:00

Join the Balmy Army as we create the world's biggest and silliest march for less crap mental health support for young people. That’s right folks,…

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Prepare to Move

Thu 13 Jul - Fri 14 Jul 2023

All you crafty people, all you makers and artists, all you activists and campaigners, all you pissed off people: Join us for two days of…

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Carers and Parents. How are you? (No really, how are you?)

Carers and parents of young people with mental health: Join us for our action lab, for a special performance by Balmy Army facilitator Evyn Seaton-Mooney…

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111 More Time

Often mistaken for hungover uni students, Tess and Georgie live under a code of confidentiality and secrecy as volunteers for their student helpline service -…

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Rimini Protokoll presents

All right. Good night.

Part of Manchester International Festival. A meditation on disappearance, loss and how to deal with uncertainty

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Balmy Army: A Welcome and Sharing

Join the Balmy Army for a Welcome and Sharing of their exhibition

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NHS staff. How are you? (No really, how are you?)

‘How can we work together - young people and health workers, who are both being let down?’. The Balmy Army invites people working in young…

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Factory International presents

The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions

Step into a world where fables and myths celebrate queer community, friendship and pleasure: a manifesto for survival for the marginalised everywhere.

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HOME Film Pass

Experience every new release at HOME, any time, as many times as you like for just £18 a month.

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