Established in Manchester, Quarantine makes and tours work internationally and nationally, working with both experienced performers and complete novices. Quarantine are best known for work that confronts the here and now - high art and the every day collide in theatre that promises both laughter, and of course, dancing With their signature blend of intimacy and honesty, Entitled
is about hope, privilege and disappointment. It takes the form of a ?get in and a ?get out ; the usually hidden choreography of transforming a theatre from an empty space into a stage for a show, and back again. As is typical of Quarantine s output, the piece will blur the lines between spectator and performer with a cast that includes working technicians. The Soldier s Song
, which will be showing in ?the box in the arts centre s main foyer, is a film developed over an eighteen month period of conversation and questions. The Soldier s Song
offers an intimate screen karaoke liaison with a currently serving soldier. A simple, quietly provocative piece that questions our role as observer and the relationship we have with the person we meet on screen. Viewing The Soldier s Song
in ?the box is free!Performers Greg Akehurst, Jo Fong, Sonia Hughes, John Kilroy, Lisa Mattocks, Chris Whitwood, Fiona Wright.
Director Richard Gregory. Design Simon Banham. Author Sonia Hughes. Choreographer Jane Mason. Music John Kilroy. Lighting Mike Brookes. Music John Kilroy. Dramaturg Swen Steinhauser.