25 Years of Quarantine

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Here’s 25 years worth of thanks to every single person who has collaborated with us, attended or taken part in an event / performance / exhibition / workshop of ours, supported us, asked questions and given advice

Announcing our new Executive Director

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We’re delighted to announce that Kevin Jamieson will be joining the team in September 2023 as Quarantine’s Executive Director. Kevin Jamieson joins Quarantine from HOME, Manchester where he has been Head of Programme for nine years. He produced over 50 HOME productions working with a wide range of artists and theatremakers, on the stages of […]

Meet the Would Like to Meet artists

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WOULD LIKE TO MEET is a series of week-long exchanges across November and December 2022 for artists who are generations apart but interested in bringing their practices together. Hosted and supported by Quarantine, we’ve invited pairs of artists with a twenty-year minimum age gap to come together to spend a week framed by the provocation […]

To scale – Quarantine to hold online workshop and talk

“What we need to question is our bricks, concrete, glass, our table manners, our utensils, our tools, the way we spend our time, our rhythms…“Describe your street. Describe another street. Compare…“Question your teaspoons.” George Perec, Essay on the Infra-Ordinary   At the end of March, we’re holding two events that will explore processes for making […]

Quarantine to deliver ‘Ark’ in 7 European cities

We’re building an ark – before it’s too late… We’re delighted to announce that over the next two years Quarantine will work with partners to deliver a major public project in seven cities across Europe. The ‘Moving Borders’ project, initiated by a consortium of European theatres, festivals and public bodies, sets out to deliver seven […]

In quarantine – a message from Richard Gregory

“Quarantine – the word speaks of disconnection: hospitals, immigration controls, officialdom at its official worst or best…. And while Quarantine’s work is neither cold nor disconnected, and is a slap in the face of the awful officialdom of much theatre, queries about meaning are often the least useful place to start…” John McGrath, programme note […]

Update: In quarantine

Like many of you, at Quarantine we’re still adjusting to our present reality and processing what it might mean for our future. We’ve never been more self-conscious about the name we chose 21 years ago. We’re everywhere! From this perspective, our co-Artistic Director Richard Gregory has written a short message from his own personal quarantine. […]

Quarantine to take up residence at MITsp in Brazil

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Four members of Quarantine’s ensemble – co-founders and co-artistic directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea, and artist and producers Kate Daley and Sarah Hunter – are travelling to Brazil to be artists-in-residence at the International Theatre Festival of São Paulo, MITsp. Our residency will take place from 13th February until 8th March 2020 during the […]

21 years – and our first book!

Quarantine turns 21 this November and we’ve marked the occasion by creating and editing a book, published by Manchester University Press. Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. Staging Life and Death is a volume of essays inspired by our epic quartet of works, which comprises three live performances and a film. The books are available to pre-order […]