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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...

The people of

From 2 May 2022 | Recklinghausen Süd, Germany

An extraordinary walk, through familiar streets.

The people of is an intimate audio experience, created through interviews and encounters with the people who live and work in the place where it is made.

It is an invitation to listen and observe. Who are the people you pass on the street – the people who make you coffee, sell you groceries, cut your hair?

A gently provocative audio walk, The people of creates a layered portrait of place through the thoughts, stories and daily realities of its people. It asks about the journeys that we take, how we spend our time, and what it really means to live together.

Created by Quarantine ensemble members Kate Daley and Sarah Hunter, each walk is a collaboration with the people who live and work in that place.

The people of was first made in September 2020 in Engelskirchen, Germany, for the festival ‘Nach dem Beaufsichtigen der Maschinen’ (‘After Supervising the Machinery’), led by LVR-Industriemuseum & NRW KULTURsekretariat, curated by Florian Malzacher. 




Recklinghausen Süd, Germany – 2 May – 12 June 2022 | Ruhrfestspiele


Past dates

5 – 20 February 2022 | Northmoor Road, Manchester, UK 

25 September – 16 October 2020 | Nach dem Beaufsichtigen der Maschinen, Engelskirchen, Germany


The people of is part of Quarantine’s ‘Locating the Commonplace’ programme, generously supported by The Rank Foundation


Rank Foundation logo Great Places Housing Association
Logo for Granada Foundation Northmoor Community Assocaition
Death and life - I move between these two worlds fairly effortlessly, sometimes within a few hours. Preparing for a funeral in the morning and a meeting at the working group at noon: that happens from time to time. And then maybe a meeting at the carnival or shooting club in the evening. Engelskirchen, Track 11, Barthel Müller


Concept: Kate Daley, Richard Gregory & Sarah Hunter
Dramaturgy: Richard Gregory & Renny O'Shea
Producer: Ali Dunican
Web design: Lisa Mattocks
Marketing: Frances Richens


Commissioned by Great Places Housing Group and supported by Northmoor Community Association, The Granada Foundation and Proforma.

Creation: Kate Daley & Sarah Hunter
Project Animateur: Chi Emecheta
Sound design: Jaydev Mistry
Print and digital design: Lisa Mattocks
Photography: Kate Daley


Creation: Kate Daley & Ali Wilson
Sound design: Armin Badde
Dramaturgical assistance & producer: Jana Winterhalter
Print and digital design: Lisa Mattocks
Photography: Kate Daley