Riz Ahmed The Long Goodbye
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They put their boots on our ground
I put my roots in their ground
I put my truth in this sound
I spit my truth and it’s Brown
A bracing and emotional live music show, The Long Goodbye is an electrifying journey into our here and now – a closeup look at the breakup of a toxic relationship with the country you call home.
Riz Ahmed is a musician, storyteller, award-winning actor and activist, and the star of films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Venom, Four Lions and HBO’s The Night Of. As a solo artist and a member of the Swet Shop Boys, his incendiary releases include “Post 9/11 Blues”, Cashmere and “Mogambo”. Directed by Kirsty Housley (Tao of Glass) and performed by Riz Ahmed, The Long Goodbye is a Manchester world premiere.
The Long Goodbye is the latest in Manchester International Festival’s series of pre-Factory events, showcasing the kind of work we’ll be premiering at The Factory, MIF’s future year-round home. mif.co.uk/thefactory
The Long Goodbye is commissioned by Manchester International Festival and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Produced by Manchester International Festival.
Lead Artist, writer and performer: Riz Ahmed
Director: Kirsty Housley
Creative Director: Andrea Gelardin
Designer: Jean Chan
Lighting designer: Andy Purves
Video Designer: Will Duke
Sound Designer: Mike Winship
Choreographer: Joy Alpuerto Ritter
Assistant Choreographer: Dickson Mbi
Video Assistant: Hayley Egan