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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...

Quarantine
1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
Manchester
England
M4 1FS

Update: In quarantine

Posted: 18 April 2020

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.

We’ve had to put some events on hold, postpone international residencies and development work for new projects, but we’re grateful that we’re still healthy and still able to continue working from home. 

Quarantine’s work is about bringing people together; sharing space and conversation. The current pandemic is undeniably a time of separation, but it is also a unique moment of connectivity. One aided by our expanding digital lives.

We have been thinking about how we can keep doing what we do: creating the circumstances for conversations between strangers, and supporting the freelance artists, technicians and others we rely on to make our work. 

Today we’re announcing two digital events that we hope will offer some of what we do best.

This coming Thursday, we’ll be screening our well-travelled 2006 show Susan & Darren, with a live discussion with members of the creative team – and Darren and Sue themselves. Book your free place on Eventbrite.

And our lunchtime conversation project, No Such Thing, which usually takes place monthly at Kabana curry café, will take place fortnightly online from now on. On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, we will sit down to share conversation over food with strangers, only this time not across Kabana’s Formica tables but over a video call on Skype or Zoom. Email events@qtine.com to book your place. 

Take care of yourselves and each other. We hope to see you again soon.

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