Manchester International Festival's lupine tale at Home.
Fascination with wolves has long been a staple of mythology and folklore. Predatory, sexual, beautiful, these are the reasons why the animals have been linked so strongly to maleness in werewolf fantasies throughout the ages. They are incredible creatures.
Here, in another example of extraordinary casting, (remember Kenneth Branagh in 'Macbeth' or Willem Dafoe in not one but two Festivals), MIF have somehow persuaded the legendary Charlotte Rampling to grace HOME's stage in this portrait of the wolf as told by artist Douglas Gordon, most famous as half of the team that brought us 'Zidane: A 21st Centurt Portrait'.
Music includes contribution from the Sacred Sounds Women's Choir, first created for MIF13, accompanying Hélène Grimaud, the celebrated pianist.