News/March 2023

We’re thrilled to be joining an incredible lineup at this year’s Manchester International Festival.

Our latest new work, We Cut Through Dust, made in collaboration with Manchester Street Poem, opens on 29th June – 16th July 2023.

Tickets now on sale. Find out more.

We Cut Through Dust is a walk into the future, guided by a series of phone calls. Over the course of an hour, you’ll be taken on a journey through the city.

Set in a world not too far from now, you arrive at a location where your phone triggers a giant mechanical sign to open… and so your story begins.

At a time when everyone has experienced their own kind of science fiction, We Cut Through Dust hovers somewhere between the real and the fantastical, where something is not quite right. In fact, it might not be how you imagined things were going to be at all.

We Cut Through Dust is a collaboration between Blast Theory and Manchester Street Poem, a co-produced art collective whose works reflect the personal experiences of Manchester’s marginalised communities. No strangers to the Festival, Manchester Street Poem first featured in MIF17 and have worked closely alongside MIF ever since, making space for the stories of those who find themselves homeless in the city.

Image: We Cut Through Dust by Blast Theory and Manchester Street Poem. Credit: Andrew Testa.