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12 Last Songs
PO Box 573
M32 2BZ

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...

12 Last Songs

22 & 23 October 2021 | Transform, Leeds

Nice to meet you. What do you do?

12 Last Songs is a new performance piece by Quarantine about labour – the work that we do. Taking place over 12 hours, it is part-durational performance, part-exhibition of people.

12 Last Songs will invite people into the room to demonstrate their skills and to find out who they are. Perhaps a hairdresser cutting hair, a butcher butchering a sheep, a bricklayer building a wall… It will be a space for making, watching, talking. One that brings people together who wouldn’t otherwise meet.

Directed by Richard Gregory, 12 Last Songs is currently in development in Manchester and scheduled to premiere in Autumn 2021.



Upcoming performances

22 & 23 October 2021 | Co-production with Transform at Leeds Playhouse – tickets on sale in mid-August


Photo: Brent Carr


Director: Richard Gregory
Dramaturg: Renny O’Shea
Collaborating Artist/Assistant Director: Sarah Hunter
Project Animateur: Chi Emecheta
Designer: Simon Banham
Lighting Designer: Mike Brookes
Video Designer: Lisa Mattocks
Production Manager: Greg Akehurst
Producer: Ali Dunican
Marketing & Communications: Frances Richens