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Islington Mill
James Street
M3 5HW

Quarantine was set up 16 years ago by artists Simon Banham, Richard Gregory and Renny O'Shea to make theatre, performance and other public events. We make original work with and about the people who are in it – collaborating with a shifting constellation of highly skilled artists and performers and with people who have never done anything like this before. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. In a variety of ways, we try to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...


Here comes summer…

There are dozens of people on stage, having the time of their lives.  How could it be any other way? 

All the world’s there – babies, toddlers, teenagers, twenty-thirty-forty-fifty-sixty-seventy-somethings and beyond….  People you might pass in the street or sit next to in a theatre. 

Like the cliché says: life’s no rehearsal.  The people on stage respond to questions they’ve never heard before and the text gets written as we go along.  You never know what might crop up.  Real life doesn’t stop when the show starts.

Summer. is about being alive, right now.  It’s the first part of an ambitious quartet of performances created by Quarantine over the next 3 years that looks at the human life cycle.  Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. will be made in 4 separate parts then played as a marathon event from 2016. 

Join us for the start of it all…


Recent Premiere:

Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 June (previews) & Wednesday 11 –  Saturday 14 June 2014

The Warehouse, Regent Trading Estate, Oldfield Road, Salford, M5 4DE.








“There is no company in the UK working quite in the area of Quarantine - a truly wonderful company that uses the lives and experiences of real people as the starting point for all their shows and who put their subjects centre stage and let them speak for themselves.” Lyn Gardner: The Guardian



    Production details

    Co-produced by Contact.
    Supported by Arts Council England, The Granada Foundation, Islington Mill, Salford City Council and Castlefield Gallery New Art Spaces.  

    With thanks to NOMA.

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