KING LEAR (alone)

“Is this the Promised End?”

Written by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning playwright Frank Bramwell

 

A unique opportunity to experience the play King Lear, told through the very mind of the man himself.

This new and exciting play dispenses with the other 29 characters in the original play

and relives its main themes using Shakespeare’s words.

Its challenging and bold take is to ask;

what if Shakespeare had not killed off King Lear?

 

Lear is on the heath, left alone to once more think about

that fateful day and everything that happened since then.

Now he has just one hour, one hour to decide what his future holds . . .

 

This fascinating opportunity takes us along Lear’s ensuing spiritual journey

following the news of Cordelia’s death, allowing us to re-examine the

original play’s themes and insights from a completely different angle.

 

This will be playwright Frank Bramwell’s fifth sequel to Shakespeare’s plays. The previous four (based on Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, and Hamlet) have all delighted audiences with the boldness of their approach and the dexterity of touch. Romeo & Juliet for All Time won an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a play “that stood head and shoulders above other plays reviewed”.

"King Lear (Alone) is a gripping production and the formidable performance

given by Bob Young makes it compelling viewing."

"Young’s performance in general was a powerhouse.

I left in no doubt that for the hour he spent on the Lion and Unicorn stage he was Lear. "

" . . . there were moments of beauty and theatrical craft which must be noted.

Lear’s interactions with the two dolls onstage were both absurd and heart-breaking . . . "

"I left the theatre feeling like I’d been exposed to a flawed individual at their most honest –

and that honesty is something as terrifying, courageous and honourable as ruling a nation."

For further information please contact Frank Bramwell

inamomenttheatre@gmail.com ¦ www.kinglearalone.uk

PERFORMANCES TO DATE

2016

Camden Fringe

Lion and Unicorn Theatre, London

Greater Manchester Fringe

Bandit Mugger & Thief, Manchester

Guide Bridge Theatre, Manchester 

Birmingham

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

2015

Birmingham Fest

The Old Clubhouse, Buxton 

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Buxton Fringe

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

For forthcoming performance details, please visit www.kinglearalone.uk 

QUEEN GERTRUDE - the killing thereof 

“ . . . a woman suffocated”

Written by Edinburgh Fringe award-winning playwright Frank Bramwell

At long last Queen Gertrude is able to speak,

and so her true story can be brought to life.

 

This is the story of the tragic events that took place in Elsinore, all those years ago, and what happened afterwards.

A story of intrigue and heart-rending passion, told purely from a female perspective

at the very heart of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.

And why her voice has been suffocated all this time.

The silence now broken,

this then is Queen Gertrude’s

very own personal story.

Finally.

A unique opportunity to experience the play Hamlet, but this time told by the voice of Queen Gertrude.

This new and exciting one-woman play dispenses with the other characters in the original play

and relives its main themes using Shakespeare’s words and new words.

Its challenging and bold take is to ask;

could Queen Gertrude tell us what happened in the play Hamlet if she was given a voice?

This fascinating opportunity takes us through the mind of Queen Gertrude

from the beginning of the Shakespeare play to her death, 

allowing us to re-examine the original play’s themes

and insights from a completely different angle.

This will be playwright Frank Bramwell’s sixth sequel to Shakespeare’s plays.

The previous five (based on Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, The Tempest, Hamlet, and King Lear)

have all delighted audiences with the boldness of their approach and the dexterity of touch.

Romeo & Juliet for All Time won an award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for a play “that stood head and shoulders above other plays reviewed”.

**** NOW BOOKING VENUES FOR 2017 ****

For further Press Information, photos etc please contact Frank Bramwell

07720 839 612 ¦ inamomenttheatre@gmail.com ¦ www.inamoment.co.uk

FORTHCOMING PERFORMANCES

2017

 

Birmingham

St Paul's Church, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B3 1QZ

Birmingham & Midland Institute, 9 Margaret St, Birmingham B3 3BS

Buxton Fringe

Performance dates to be updated shortly