Kevin Jamieson

Executive director

Kevin Jamieson joined Quarantine from HOME where he was Head of Programme for nearly 9 years. Over this period he produced over 50 HOME productions working with a wide range of artists and theatremakers to bring new writing, adaptations, revivals and musicals to life, both on the stages of HOME but also in found spaces throughout Manchester. During his time at HOME, Kevin championed, developed and programmed work by independent artists based in the UK and worldwide, and was responsible for the development of annual festivals Orbit and Push which continue to showcase many exciting and innovative companies from the North West and beyond. Throughout lockdown he worked in partnership with Jude Christian, the associate artistic director at the time, to establish the ‘Homemakers’ programme: a series of over 40 commissions made by artists at home, for audiences at home, which were viewed by audiences all over the world.

Prior to HOME he worked as Executive Producer at Harrogate Theatre for 10 years. During his time there he worked with over 20 associate companies to develop more than 60 new productions as well as overseeing Harrogate Theatre’s produced and visiting productions. He developed Harrogate Comedy Festival, now regarded as one of the leading comedy festivals in the country, and 2s Company, an annual mini festival of intimate shows for small audiences in unusual environments. Prior this this, he has also worked at Wakefield Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse.

Kevin has been on a number of arts boards throughout his career, and until recently, was Chair of Interplay Theatre, a national sensory theatre company based in Leeds. He has also been a regular panellist for the Total Theatre Awards at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is an Arts Emergency mentor.