The sixth biennial Manchester International Festival is the first under the directorship of John McGrath, who brings his earlier background in community engagement with National Theatre Wales to bear at MIF. There’s thankfully an absence of high-profile names, such as Marina Abramović, making repeat appearances and overall there is a feeling that the festival is making a fresh start, opening itself up to new ideas.One of the unqualified successes of McGrath’s new tenure is Susan Hefuna’s ToGather (2017), a series…
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