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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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You are just not going fast enough  – Richard Gregory’s opening address at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, August 2013

You are just not going fast enough – Richard Gregory’s opening address at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, August 2013

Just over a month ago, I didn’t expect to be standing here talking to you. I thought that, right now, I’d be sitting in the Noorderkerk,…

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An audience response to The Soldier’s Song

An audience response to The Soldier’s Song

Inside a city, inside a building, inside a room, inside a shed. I am inside the littlest Russian doll and it is playing Sweet Home…

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A performer’s perspective

A performer’s perspective

The following is an exchange between Amy Guest, of the Centre for Applied Theatre Research at the University of Manchester, and Lowri Evans, about Lowri’s…

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Cooking with my daughters

Cooking with my daughters

7:30 for 8:00 The menu See Saw Two slices of seating banks separated by a red silk curtain flowing down the centre. Something a taxi…

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Guardian feature on theatre and reality

Guardian feature on theatre and reality

Extra! Extra! The new journalism isn’t in newspapers – it’s on stage. But can this version of the truth be trusted? Peter Preston investigates Suddenly,…

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An elephant on tiptoes

An elephant on tiptoes

Paper to Theatre and Performance Research Association 2005 The luxurious balance of an elephant on tiptoes… I recently designed a show at a theatre near…

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Paper to a conference on social engagement at Tramway, Glasgow

Paper to a conference on social engagement at Tramway, Glasgow

 3 years ago I made a piece of theatre in Manchester called White Trash. I’d attended the European Urban Theatre Conference in Amsterdam the year…

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