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A book with Tate, exciting new partnerships at HOME and Lancaster Arts and our most epic project to date… a review of 2015 and a look ahead…

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 book with Tate, exciting new partnerships at HOME and Lancaster Arts and our most epic project to date… a review of 2015 and a look ahead…

Posted: 8 December 2015

2015 has been an exciting year for Quarantine. In spring, we helped to launch “If You Had A Year To Change Something, What Would You Do?” – a book documenting the BMW Tate Live Thought Workshop series (2013-14) in which Quarantine partnered with Tate as Creative Researchers. 


This is the final year of a two-year touring project, which aimed to bring Quarantine’s work to new people and places including Manchester, Lancashire, Derby, Salford, Leeds, Wigan and Oldham. 

This year, we took Table Manners, The Soldier’s Song and Between us, we know everything… to well over a thousand (mostly) new people and collected 239 new pieces of knowledge, which you can view on our dedicated site… betweenusweknoweverything.com 


In summer, we presented try-out performances of Wallflower, a new piece that challenges it’s performers to remember every dance they’ve ever danced, at HOME, Manchester.

In the same month, we announced our new relationship with HOME as Associate Company.

Wallflower went on to premiere at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival (Groningen, Netherlands) and Dublin Theatre Festival. We’ve been keeping an archive of every dance remembered from the beginning of rehearsals to the last dance in Dublin. We have nearly 1000 dances archived so far…

Wallflower will continue to tour in 2016… watch this space for dates.


After touring Wallflower in August and September, we returned to developing the second part of our epic quartet, Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. 

Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University named us as one three new associate artists for 2015-18, and supported us to develop try-out performances of Autumn. at the Nuffield Theatre in October.

Filming has just begun for Winter., and we are beginning research and development for Spring., with Sweden’s Göteborgs Dans & Teater Festival


The quartet will premiere at Old Granada Studios, Manchester, 22 March – 3 April 2016


Tickets are currently on-sale via HOME (homemcr.org) and Contact (contactmcr.co.uk).