The artistic director and chief executive of MIF, John McGrath, said: “We are so pleased to be working with Riz Ahmed to premiere his new show [The Long Goodbye] in Manchester.
The Long Goodbye will also have a narrative element and has been described as “bracing and emotional”. “I can’t wait to come to Manchester and share the world premiere of this live experience,” Ahmed said.
The actor and musician Riz Ahmed is bringing the world premiere of a new piece to this year’s Manchester international festival, which melds rap music and theatre, and will explore his complicated relationship with Britain.
The world premiere of The Long Goodbye – which will be Ahmed’s first appearance at the festival – is described as a “close-up look at the breakup of a toxic relationship with the country you call home”, and will feature new songs from the actor.