Competition: WIN lunch at Hawksmoor & tickets to a world premiere by Quarantine

Polly Checkland Harding

WIN a three course meal at Hawksmoor, with drinks, and tickets to a theatre highlight in Manchester in 2016.

Quarantine’s Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. is one of the highlight events on Manchester’s theatrical calendar. A quartet of individual performances, brought together to make an epic piece of theatre, Quarantine’s latest project wouldn’t be possible without the contribution of an assortment of volunteers, aged from 7 months to 80, including nine pregnant women and one person who knows they are dying; this is theatre made by people who would never usually grace the stage. It’s ‘a piece of mass portraiture’, and the kind of pioneering work that Manchester needs more of – and, now, it’s something that you can win tickets to.

Win lunch at Hawksmoor with drinks and tickets to Quarantine’s groundbreaking quartet

Theatre is, however, best paired with food, so this competition also includes lunch for two at the excellent Hawksmoor on Deansgate. Take a seat at 12.30pm before the first performance (which starts at 2pm) and you’ll be able to choose from the pre-theatre menu, pairing the likes of rump steak or ricotta dumplings with winter vegetables with peanut butter shortbread or sticky toffee pudding and drinks.

The theatre tickets are for the quartet on Saturday 2 April at the historic Old Granada Studios, which runs as follows: Summer. starts, with a group of people responding to questions and instructions they’ve never seen before (it’s led by the idea that ‘there are things in life that you can’t rehearse for’). Autumn. is up next, running from 3.30pm-5.30pm and drawing in the audience for an interval of sorts, packed with conversation, questions, and some food. You get an interval proper next, with the opportunity to further re-fuel from food and drink stands on site. Winter. (6pm-7pm) is represented by filmmaker Rachel Davies’ intimate portrait of a person coming to the end of their life, before Spring. (7.15pm-8.45pm) lifts the audience towards hopefulness and celebration of newness with a cast of nine pregnant women asking the questions they have about the future.

So, to win lunch at Hawksmoor with drinks and tickets to Quarantine’s groundbreaking quartet on Saturday 2 April, all you have to do is enter your details into the form below. The competition closes at 10am on Thursday 24 March – good luck!



Terms and Conditions: Competition open only to people aged 18 or older. The winner will be the first correct entry selected at random from all correct entries received. No purchase necessary. No cash alternative given. Employees of Creative Tourist, Quarantine or associated companies are not eligible to enter. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winners will be notified via e-mail as soon as possible after the closing date. Only one entry per person. We apologise for the fact we are unable to post prizes outside of the UK. Entrants will automatically be added to the Creative Tourist mailing list – don’t worry, we never share data and we promise not to bombard you with endless emails. The offer is for lunch for two from Hawksmoor’s pre-theatre menu at 12.30pm on Saturday 2 April, followed by a pair of tickets to Summer. Autumn. Winter. Spring. by Quarantine at the Old Granada Studios from 2pm-9pm on the same afternoon. Closing date: 10am Thursday 24 March.

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