(Steve Cowton – Head of Theatre Operations)
The Lowry is always proud to work with Manchester International Festival and over the years we’ve hosted some amazing performances – I’m sure many people remember The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic in 2011. As part of last year’s Festival we presented Ivo Van Hove’s amazing three hour adaptation of Ayn Rand’s controversial novel The Fountainhead. On the Friday night however, Ivo created a special one off performance that reflected on the Brexit debate which seemed to dominate everything last Summer. Re:Creating Europe was a unique performance featuring some of the cast of Fountainhead – joined by some very special guests including Michael Morpurgo, Juliet Stevenson and Chris Eccleston. We hope you enjoy this special recording of what happened that night – and we look forward to future collaborations with MIF in 2021!