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Winter. (UK)
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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. (UK)

“Without even being conscious of it, we all, effectively, stop living like we’re supposed to live. Really. Y’know, you take for granted that there’s next summer, or there’s next year, or… you take it for granted that that time is yours…”

 Mandy is 50 years old. She lives in York, has two children and four dogs. Mandy also has terminal lung cancer.

Winter. is a delicate portrait of Mandy King-Holmes, made by filmmakers Rachel Davies and Daniel Saul, when Mandy was in the last months of her life.  The film – created in widescreen triptych form – approaches the ways in which Mandy’s knowledge of time running out affects how she deals with the everyday, impacts upon her plans for the future and her reflection on her own history.

Winter. was premiered at Easter 2016 as part of Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring., Quarantine’s extraordinary quartet of performance and film about our relationship with time.  

Rachel Davies’ work includes The Assembly, a film installation about The Manchester Girls Choir which commissioned by the first Manchester International Festival in 2007. Rachel’s short dance film Gold  (2004) won the IMZ Dance Screen Grand Prix in 2006.

Daniel Saul is a filmmaker whose work is rooted in painting and animation. He has also worked as a documentary filmmaker, exhibition curator, theatre maker and leader of large-scale community arts projects. His work is generally concerned with biography and working across art-forms.

The score for Winter. is composed by Graeme Miller. Emerging from the bold and influential stage work of Impact Theatre Co-operative in the 1980s, Graeme’s compositions include internationally acclaimed theatre, dance, installations and interventions.


Past showings:

24 November 2018 | Visions in the Nunnery, Bow Arts, London

7-11 November 2018 | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, York, UK

18 May 2017 | OPEN | Lancaster Arts at Lancaster University, UK 

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 May 2017 | Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. | Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK

5 March 2017 | Take Me Somewhere, Glasgow, UK 

9-19 February 2017 | In Between Time, Bristol, UK 

24 & 26 March, 2& 3 April 2016 | Old Granada Studios, Manchester, UK


“…quietly, determinedly brilliant.” Andrew Haydon, The Stage

Winter. is a film about Mandy King-Holmes

Concept and direction: Richard Gregory 

Film-makers: Rachel Davies & Daniel Saul

Director of photography: Vron Harris

Sound and music composition: Graeme Miller

Production support: Lisa Mattocks, Steph Walker, Greg Akehurst

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.