Manchester International Festival & HOME presents

Neck of the Woods

A World Premiere

MIF has invited Turner Prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon (Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno) and celebrated pianist Hélène Grimaud to create Neck of the Woods, a portrait of the wolf brought to life in a startling collision of visual art, music and theatre.

On the stage of our intimate new theatre, legendary actor Charlotte Rampling (The Night Porter, Broadchurch) will recite and perform the story of the wolf as never before.

Grimaud will curate and perform a series of works for piano, while Gordon will create the visual world. They have collaborated with Rampling and New York-based novelist and playwright Veronica Gonzalez Peña, weaving together stories, music, motifs, phrases and fragments to build this lyrical and beguiling work.

In a new partnership to support their ongoing creative development, the Sacred Sounds Women’s Choir, first formed for MIF13, will perform as part of the soundscape to the production.

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, HOME, Bergen International Festival/KODE, FAENA ART and MIF Creative. Produced by Manchester International Festival. Supported by the Foyle Foundation and MIF Creative Circle.

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  • Running time 90 mins (no interval).
  • The performance begins & ends in complete darkness, contains dry ice effects and characters smoking.
  • No latecomers admitted.


£35 Full
£30 Concession
£10 Side/Restricted View (available to book in person at HOME or by phone 0161 200 1500)