Utopolis Manchester

Rimini Protokoll (Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel)

Wed 10 July, 2019

Sat 13 July, 2019

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Utopolis Manchester was a visionary site-specific work that uses intricate tapestries of sound and voices to transform our view of the city. Gathering in dozens of small groups at multiple locations, exploring the people and places that shape Manchester’s daily life – and discovering the many ways in which citizens build communities, society and democracy.

As our assembly reaches critical mass, a question emerges. Can a group of disparate individuals come together to forge a utopian state? And how large can this system grow before it falls apart?

Created by Rimini Protokoll and inspired by Thomas More’s Utopia, Utopolis Manchester asks whether another society might exist, if only for a utopian moment…

Commissioned by Manchester International Festival, Theatre Olympics 2019, Schauspiel Köln and Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

Photo: Lee Baxter



Rimini Protokoll (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel) Writers & Directors

Katja Hagedorn Dramaturg

Rebecca Taylor Sharman Associate Director

Harry Ovington Composer

Dan Steele Sound Designer

The Office of Craig Oldham Designer

Chris Ball Creative Technologist, Suund System

Steffen Klaue Creative Technologist, SMS System

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