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No Such Thing – the distance edition
1B, Basil Chambers
65 High Street
M4 1FS

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...

No Such Thing – the distance edition

Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month | Online

No Such Thing is an ephemeral encounter between two strangers. Two people who, in other circumstances, might never meet. It’s about the familiar pleasure of sharing food and the art of conversation.

On the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, we sit down to eat our lunch with strangers. We eat together – at a distance. We connect over video call (Skype or Zoom) and we share a conversation.

No Such Thing – the distance edition was launched on 22 April 2020. Before the coronavirus lockdown, No Such Thing had taken place monthly in Kabana café in Manchester’s northern quarter since 2012. We hope it will return to the café soon but in the meantime, it will continue online…

For each event, Quarantine creates a menu of questions and topics to choose from. There’s always a ‘Today’s Special’ from that day’s news. We talk, we eat, we say goodbye. That’s it.

The conversations are one-to-one, lasting half an hour, between 12 noon and 2:45pm. 

Email us at events@qtine.com to be part of the conversation and we’ll mail you back with the slots we have available.

Upcoming dates:

Wednesday 20 May 2020 | 12 noon – 2.45pm | Online
Wednesday 3 June 2020 | 12 noon – 2.45pm | Online
Wednesday 17 June 2020 | 12 noon – 2.45pm | Online


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