Thu 11 - Sun 14 Jul 2019

Manchester International Festival presents

Maggie the Cat

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Troubled but tough, unloved but unbowed, Maggie the Cat is the captivating focus of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling and provocative fusion of high art and pop culture that premieres at MIF19.

Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, Maggie the Cat addresses power, gender, rejection and inclusion through the prism of one of modern theatre's most celebrated characters. Influenced by everything from ancient Greek theatre to the Harlem voguing underground, it's challenging, tragic, entertaining - and ultimately joyous.

Part one of a trilogy inspired by women who had to navigate treacherous waters to gain or retain their power, Maggie the Cat is a brilliant new work from one of contemporary dance's most inspired and inspiring artists.

Tickets are available on the MIF19 website. Standard price £20, £15 Concessions, £10 Greater Manchester residents on lower wage, £2 transaction fee per order (no per ticket fee).