An immersive production based on The Matrix franchise opens new Factory International location in Manchester.
The show will start in the fall of 2023 and will feature a cast of professionals and contestants from Manchester (details to be confirmed) shooting iconic scenes from the film series. It has choreography by Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy, a score by renowned composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante (co-founders and artistic directors of the Olivier Award-winning Boy Blue), design by Es Devlin, written by Sabrina Mahfouz and directed by Danny Boyle.
titled clear your headthe show will run from October 18 to November 5, 2023. Boyle said today, “I’m excited to be part of Factory International as the starting point for a kind of identity that this extraordinary new building will have. It’s a space that gives you a tremendous amount of potential.
“It’s hugely ambitious in terms of scale. In my life, seeing a new space like this open is tremendously empowering, and I hope the new generation of artists feels that power.”
Before that, the venue will also play a major role in the Manchester International Festival, which will run from June 2023 (program to be confirmed).
The rest of the year there is music, circus, art and fashion. More than 80 performances are scheduled at the venue each year.