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Maggie The Cat


  • The Dancehouse 10 Oxford Road Manchester, England, M1 5QA United Kingdom (map)
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Troubled but tough, unloved but unbowed, Maggie the Cat is the captivating focus of Tennessee Williams' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Now, acclaimed American choreographer Trajal Harrell places Maggie centre stage in his magnetic new dance work, a dazzling and provocative fusion of high art and pop culture that premieres at MIF19.

Set to a soundtrack ranging from electro and pop to classical music, Maggie the Cat addresses power, gender, rejection and inclusion through the prism of one of modern theatre’s most celebrated characters. Influenced by everything from ancient Greek theatre to the Harlem voguing underground, it’s challenging, tragic, entertaining – and ultimately joyous.

Part one of a trilogy inspired by women who had to navigate treacherous waters to gain or retain their power, Maggie the Cat is a brilliant new work from one of contemporary dance’s most inspired and inspiring artists.

£20, £15 concessions / £10 Greater Manchester residents on a lower wage

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Later Event: July 12
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