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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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Don’t lose sight of anybody else…

Posted: 1 December 2014

We’re excited to announce that this Saturday, 6December, we’ll be premiering our new work A small constellation at Contact, Manchester, as part of SHIFT Festival.


A small constellation is a strategy for making an instant performance about seeing ourselves in relation to others. 

Some people meet in a room. Each of them gets familiar with who else is there. They become some kind of group, at least for now. 

They walk out into the city with a simple set of instructions: don’t lose sight of anybody else, go wherever you like… Try to blend in.

A couple of hours later they return to the room they met in. Together they build a representation of what just happened.

An audience comes and goes and observes what happens.


If you’d like to take part in A small constellation please email [email protected] as soon as possible to book one of the 20 spaces available.  Spaces are included in a day ticket for Shift Festival at Contact for Saturday 6 December. Tickets for Shift Festival can be purchased here or by calling Contact’s box office: 0161 274 0600.

As A small constellation is part of SHIFT Festival, if you purchase a ticket for Quarantine you will also have the opportunity to see the work of the other exciting artists who are performing on the Saturday – you can see the full programme here. We’ve been promised interventions, installations, workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, music, pizza, samosas, popcorn and fizzy pop so it should be a great weekend. We look forward to seeing you there.


And a warm welcome… 

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to Hannah Hiett who will be joining us this week as our new Communications Manager. We’re really looking forward to working with Hannah.