Brum Beats is about . . . discovering what makes Birmingham, well, Birmingham
exploring what it's really like to live, work and play in the UK's Second City
understanding how we can best take part in this enormous Global community we live in
getting insights and knowledge about today through exploring the past
creating Theatre that is about developing a community and the people in it
exploring how mental & emotional health issues affect each one of us
working with Schools and Colleges to provide education for students and non-students
delivering workshops to better understand Theatre and how to create devised Theatre.
Creating the Theatre of Birmingham,
for and by the people of Birmingham . . .
Exploring what it's really like to live, work
and play in the UK's Second City . . .
Understanding how we can best take part in
the enormous Global community we live in.
Brum Beats is a new and exciting way forward for participatory Theatre, created here
in Birmingham and one that is unique in the country. It is our belief the current system
of approaching Fringe Theatre has long nededed an alternative approach such as this.
Through this approach we want to establish a continuous cycle of production
opportunities throughout the year. Please get in touch if you would like to take part.
One Christmas Eve
St.Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter, December 2014
The story of a Mom, Dad, and daughter on one Christmas Eve, as they all face the impending special day. Living their respective lives in Hockley, Bartley Green, and the Jewellery Quarter, they have much to think about, decide upon – and to then do.
Old Joint Stock Theatre, July 2013
One fine morning, in the centre of Birmingham. Everywhere’s people, milling about, getting about their business, enjoying the sun, totally switched off, chilled. Or maybe not.
"Five Strangers make a drama"
by Ben Macnair for remotegoat
'Inamoment' theatre has produced a number of acclaimed and ground-breaking shows over the past few years. In 'Parklife' we meet four strangers, who tell us something about their lives, their hopes for the future, and their current frustrations. A Big Issue seller links the stories, with a few of his own tales. In Pigeon Park, under the shadows of Birmingham Cathedral all of these tales unfold.
In all these five monologues contained a lot of dramas in small lives, at the ending and beginning of something new. Told in real time, throughout an action packed theatre, and devised by the actors themselves, with help from Frank Bramwell, this was a fine show, that packed some laughs, and a lot of pathos, into its far too short running time.
You can identify with the five characters in different moments of the play. And it certainly is the kind of story that goes through the minds of many who seek a few minutes of quiet on the lawn of St Phillips Cathedral at lunchtime.
It's a lively performance by a small theatre company.
Old Joint Stock Theatre, November 2012.
it's now and it's here - what happened in Birmingham in 2011. A look at how the Riots affected each and everyone of us, in some shape or form - and what might happen if they were to happen again.
We hold weekly sessions where we use Theatre techniques to help people get started creating and enjoying Theatre, helping people who take part to create their own stories. We believe these stories are very important to each of us, and when approached correctly the stories can help tap into deep perspectives, over a wide spectrum. No treatment is involved, for we believe the act of creation in itself provides the necessary impetus to bring about a degree of resolution.