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Winter. (International)
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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...

Winter. (International)

Winter. is a filmed portrait of an individual who knows that they are dying, that time is cut short.  It’s a delicate and complex look at how we spend time when we become genuinely aware that it is finite.

The first version of Winter. was made in England with a woman called Mandy King-Holmes. Mandy was in the last months of her life.  She died in April 2016 from lung cancer. The film – created in triptych form – approaches the ways in which Mandy’s knowledge of time running out effects how she deals with the everyday and impacts upon her plans for the future and her reflection on her own history.

For international touring, Quarantine re-make Winter. with a person local to where the film is being presented.

Winter. is part of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring.Quarantine’s extraordinary quartet of performance and film about our relationship with time.   

Past Performances:

23 – 27 August 2017, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Groningen, NL


The first international version of

Winter. was presented at Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, Netherlands, in August 2017. It was produced by Quarantine and created by filmmakers Sarah Hunter and Lisa Mattocks with Femke Yntema, a local woman, as the subject of the film.

Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. was co-commissioned by Compass Live ArtContactDublin Theatre FestivalHOMEGöteborgs Dans & Teater FestivalIn Between TimeLancaster ArtsNational Theatre WalesNoorderzon Performing Arts Festival GroningenNorthern Stage and SICK! Festival.  Supported through NXT STP.

Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. has received an Arts Council England Exceptional Award and is supported by The Wellcome Trust.