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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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Posted: 17 August 2017

Winter. & Spring. | 23-27 August 2017 | Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, (NL)

Winter. is a filmed portrait of an individual who knows that they are dying, that time is cut short.  It’s a delicate and complex look at how we spend time when we become genuinely aware that it is finite.

The first version of Winter. was made in England with a woman called Mandy King-Holmes. Mandy was in the last months of her life.  She died in April 2016 from lung cancer. The film – created in triptych form – approaches the ways in which Mandy’s knowledge of time running out effects how she deals with the everyday and impacts upon her plans for the future and her reflection on her own history.

Quarantine have made a new version of Winter. made with a Dutch woman who knows that she is dying.


There’s a batch of babies crawling around the stage, their mothers’ eyes on them.  There’s a group of pregnant women too and, inside them, some people who haven’t been born yet.  

Spring. looks to the future and imagines what kind of lives might be about to be lived in the world we’re leaving behind.

Fuelled by incessant karaoke and a text built out of hundreds of awkward questions, Spring. asks about absence and presence and what it means to be hopeful.

This version of Spring. is made with Dutch pregnant women, mums and young babies.

Winter. and Spring. are part of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring.Quarantine’s extraordinary quartet of performance and film about our relationship with time.   

Winter. 23-27 August 2017

Spring. 24, 25 & 27 August 2017

Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival


No such thing| 7 September 2017 | Cheetham Festival, Manchester (UK)

We’ll present No such thing at Kabana on Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester as part of Cheetham Festival. Make your reservation now via info@qtine.com