Thu 2nd July
Fri 3rd July
Sat 4th July
Sun 5th July
Mon 6th July
Tue 7th July
Wed 8th July
Thu 9th July
Fri 10th July
Sat 11th July
Sun 12th July
Mon 13th July
Tue 14th July
Wed 15th July
Thu 16th July
Fri 17th July
Sat 18th July
Sun 19th July
Thu 2nd July
View All
Fri 3rd July
View All
Sat 4th July
View All
Sun 5th July
View All
Mon 6th July
View All
Tue 7th July
View All
Wed 8th July
View All
Thu 9th July
View All
Fri 10th July
View All
Sat 11th July
View All
Sun 12th July
View All
Mon 13th July
View All
Tue 14th July
View All
Wed 15th July
View All
Thu 16th July
View All
Fri 17th July
View All
Sat 18th July
View All
Sun 19th July
View All

Venue

Manchester Town Hall
Albert Square, Manchester M2 5DB

Once Upon A Story

12 - 21 July 2013
World premiere 13 July 2013 (ZigZag ZigZag)

Belgian theatre director Inne Goris left standard theatre spaces behind and hosted the world premiere of ZigZag ZigZag, her new work for 9-11-year-olds, at Crossacres Primary School in Wythenshawe. The show then travelled to schools across all ten Greater Manchester boroughs, and nearly 600 children had the chance to experience this beautiful story about friendship and loss in their own schools. ZigZag ZigZag was just one of a quartet of works directed by Goris for MIF13: Manchester Town Hall hosted the UK premieres of Once Upon a Time (for children aged four and over) and Long Grass (for over-15s), along with some additional performances of ZigZag ZigZag; while Daydream (for over-threes), a beautiful musical installation originally commissioned as part of MIF11’s Music Boxes, made a welcome return to MIF in Festival Square.

‘It was a real privilege to host ZigZag ZigZag in our school. The majority of our children come from significantly disadvantaged backgrounds. It is really important for their cultural development for them to be made aware of the opportunities that the arts can offer to them’ Teacher, Crab Lane Community Primary School


On Tour
ZigZag ZigZag:
27-30 October 2013 at Seven Stories, Newcastle and St Mary’s Heritage Centre, Newcastle as part of Juice Festival

Daydream:
21-24 July 2011 at MiraMirO, Ghent, Belgium
30 July – 5 August 2011 at Theater aan Zee, Ostend, Belgium
30 July – 5 August 2011 at the Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, Netherlands
27 August – 3 September 2011 at the Zeeland Nazomerfestival, Middelburg, Belgium
23-25 September 2011 at C-mine, Genk, Belgium
2-5 November 2011 at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Charleroi, Belgium
11-13 November 2011 at BRONKS, Brussels, Belgium
1-2 December 2011 at the Big Bang Festival, Lille, France
17-19 February 2012 at De Kortrijkse Schouwburg, Kortrijk, Belgium
26 February 2012 at Westrand Cultuurcentrum, Dilbeek, Belgium
18 March 2012 at Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever, Belgium
14-16 September 2012 at Festival Kanal, Brussels, Belgium
19 September – 21 October 2012 at Korenmarket, Vroonstalledries, Yachtdreef, Woodrow Wilsonplein and Gentbruggeplein in Ghent, Belgium
5-10 March 2013 in Beveren, Belgium
16-21 April 2013 at Cultuurcentrum Belgica, Dendermonde, Belgium
14-19 May 2013 in Ronse, Belgium
2-25 August 2013 at the Summerhall, Edinburgh, UK as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
20-22 June 2014 at the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, London, UK


See Also
Daydream received its world premiere at Music Boxes in MIF11


Commissioned by MIF Creative, LOD|music theatre, ZEVEN, Crying Out Loud, Juice Festival and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival, LOD|music theatre and ZEVEN.

Related Content


Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos

Once Upon A Story photos and videos