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A decade of No Such Thing
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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. for nearly 25 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...

A decade of No Such Thing

19 November 2022 | Kabana

When was the last time you had a conversation with a stranger?

After 10 years, more than 500 curries and thousands of questions, the offer remains the same: we buy you a curry in exchange for a conversation.

Marking a decade of No Such Thing, we are holding a special one-off anniversary edition at the Manchester curry institution, Kabana, with an intervention from curry café afficionado musician Graham Massey. We’ll create a menu of questions to choose from and talk about what’s happening in the world, in our lives and stuff that’s playing on our minds. As always, there will be a ‘Today’s Special’ from that day’s news.  

To take part in our 10 year anniversary event, please sign up on Eventbrite. As the event involves 1-1 conversations, we want to ensure that everyone who books attends on the day – so tickets are free with a £5 deposit. We will refund you after the event. 

There will be a mix of meat and vegan options available. All curries are gluten free but are made in a small kitchen where wheat/gluten is present. For a full list of allergens please contact us at [email protected]



19 November 2022 | Kabana


No Such Thing is made possible by the generous support of George Whalley. 


Quarantine ‘No Such Thing’ team

Renny O’Shea & Richard Gregory, Original concept

Kate Daley, Lead artist & producer

Alison Dunican, Producer & FOH

Edwina McEachran, Comms & box office

Sarah Hunter, FOH & collaborator

Lisa Mattocks, Designer

Lowri Evans, Lead host and sketch artist

Conversation hosts: Maureen Stirpe, Ben Dunn, Chi Emecheta Andrew Westle, Joan Horan, Jim Horan, Caroline Dubois-Heys, Ella Otomewo, Steph Walker and Vincent Dugdale