Riz Ahmed show for Manchester's MIF

Published: 16 February 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Riz Ahmed Credit: Hassan Hajjaj

Manchester International Festival presents a world première of The Long Goodbye (March 26–28), a live music show from musician, storyteller, actor and activist Riz Ahmed.

It’s a close-up look at the break-up of a toxic relationship with the country you call home, written and performed by Ahmed and directed by director, writer and dramaturg Kirsty Housley (Tao of Glass, MIF19), with creative direction from Andrea Gelardin.

Ahmed will perform three nights only at Manchester’s former railway station, Mayfield.

It’s the latest in MIF’s series of pre-Factory events, paving the way for the opening of the major new arts space being developed in the heart of the city and which will be MIF’s year-round home.