Manchester International Festival

It's good to keep it complex – and other lessons from the Manchester International Festival
As the Manchester International Festival closes, our critic reflects on John McGrath's first year as artistic director
Review: Cotton Panic! (Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester International Festival)
Jane Horrocks stars in this clumsily put together but engrossing story of Manchester's industrial past
Theatre aimed exclusively at kids makes you realise yours probably want to kill you
Made In China's new show Double Double Act proves how different our sensibilities are from our own children
Review: Returning to Reims (HOME, MIF)
Schaubühne's Thomas Ostermeier adapts Didier Eribon's bestselling memoir for this world premiere at MIF
Review: The Welcoming Party (Manchester International Festival)
Theatre Rites present this immersive children's piece in a warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry
Review: What if Women Ruled the World? (Mayfield, Manchester International Festival)
Yael Bartana's discussion-cum-performance, directed by Vicky Featherstone raises some interesting questions about the state of the world
Review: Fatherland (Royal Exchange, Manchester International Festival)
This new verbatim piece by Simon Stephens, Scott Graham and Karl Hyde looks at fatherhood in all its complexities and contradictions
Simon Stephens: ‘I thought verbatim plays were fundamentally dishonest'
The playwright on his upcoming Manchester International Festival piece Fatherland, what it's like having someone play him and why he's finally working in verbatim theatre
Mancunians strut down huge yellow catwalk for opening event of Manchester International Festival
Jeremy Deller's What Is the City But the People? opened the festival in the centre of the city last night
Richard Gregory on opening this year's MIF with a giant catwalk
We talk to the director about What is the City but the People?