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Quarantine was established in 1998 by directors Richard Gregory and Renny O’Shea with designer Simon Banham. We make original theatre, performance and public events with and about the people who are in it. Whatever form it takes, our work begins and ends with the people in the room. Over the last 20 years, we've collaborated with a shifting constellation of artists, performers and people who've never done anything like this before. Our work seeks to create the circumstances for a conversation between strangers...

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A new thing, No such thing, and hello Alicia and Sarah…

Posted: 6 December 2012

A new thing…

We’re about to spend a week in the Royal Exchange’s rehearsal rooms, to share some thoughts and ideas and perhaps come up with some kind of notion for a project we might make over the following year. It might be a piece of performance. It might be a mini-festival of related works of different kinds.  It might be some kind of call to action or social intervention.  It might be a different kind of event altogether. It might not happen at all. It might have something to do with democracy…

We don’t know. That’s part of what this r&d week is for. We’ll be joined by Sonia Hughes, Swen Steinhauser, Alicia Talbot (who is visiting Manchester from Australia), Caroline Dubois-Heys, some of our board, Sarah Hunter – an MA student from Manchester University, staff from our core team, plus various members of staff from the Royal Exchange, and other invited folk we think might have things to say.

We’ll let you know how we get on.


No such thing

It’s time for some curry and conversations at Kabana café once again on the 19 December; we’re half full so mail us at [email protected] if you’d like to take part.  No such thing will continue to happen each month – so keep an eye on the website for future dates.


Hello Alicia and Sarah

We’d like to say hello and welcome to Alicia Talbot, who was previously Director of Urban Theatre Projects, who joins us from Australia for a couple of weeks, to share ideas about practice and collaboration. We’d also like to welcome Sarah Hunter, who is on a placement with us as part of her Masters degree at Manchester University for the next few months. We look forward to working with them both!