Manchester International Festival

Arts bosses need smooth transitions too
In the week that Donald Trump prepares to head to the White House, Matt Trueman reflects on why smooth transitions in arts organisations are vital
Mark Ball to leave LIFT for Manchester International Festival
The LIFT artistic director will become the associate artistic director at MIF
Vicky Featherstone to direct Dr Strangelove inspired show for MIF
The first four commissions for next year's festival have been announced
A night of operatic Pleasure
Tonight sees the opening of Mark Simpson's new touring chamber opera
Maxine Peake nominated twice for Manchester Theatre Awards
The nominations for the Manchester Theatre Awards have been announced
Kully Thiarai appointed new artistic director at National Theatre Wales
The current executive and artistic director at Cast will take over from May
Elaine Cassidy to star in Donmar's Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The actress will replace Michelle Dockery who has withdrawn from the production
Full casting announced for RSC's Hecuba
Marina Carr's new version of the epic tale will be directed by Erica Whyman
The Crocodile (Manchester International Festival)
Simon Bird and Marek Larwood star in Tom Basden's adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevksy's novella