18 years ago we asked ourselves:-
"Is it possible to create new plays for today's
modern world by adapting the examples
offered by Classic theatre and welding them
to the concerns of the world around us?"
For many, the two approaches of Modern & Classic Theatre would seem to be distinctly at odds. For us it is completely the other way round - it is our belief you cannot adequately do the one without the other. All our writing, productions, and workshops, flow from this sole objective.
We view our work as having 4 main strands to them,
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It all started with Frank's writing Time After Time, which
led to its production in St. John's Church, in Frank's home city of Birmingham. This was under the banner of Heart Productions, with the help of the Actors Centre Birmingham and Stagecoach.
Time After Time
2004-2006 - Shakespeare Sequels
The following years saw the creation and performance of the first
3 AfterShakespeare sequels in a number of festivals,
again as Heart Productions.
Romeo & Juliet For All Time
Macbeth Killing Time
Tempest Fugit:Prospero's Will
2007 saw the change of name to inamoment and also the move to
London, teaming up with an up-and-coming young Director, Arnaud
Mugglestone. The next 3 years saw 3 productions in London, as well
as further appearances at festivals.
3 Women, 2 Chairs, and 1 MP
The Accidental Lives of Memories
Time Out of Joint
Best of Three
2011-2013: Blue Orange/Old Joint Stock
In 2011 operations moved back to Birmingham, and a close alliance
with the soon-to-be-opened Blue Orange Theatre, picking up again with Producer Mark Webster.
There we developed our Theatre workshops.
A call from the Old Joint Stock Theatre in the heart of Birmingham
led to a number of plays being produced there. In that time
we also headed the New Theatre Initiative and Theatre Exchange.
New Theatre Initiative
Ophelia, Princess of Denmark
I Love You…Goodbye
2014-2017: Jewellery Quarter
In 2014 we set up theWorkshop, a space in the Jewellery Quarter
dedicated to creating and workshopping new Theatre, resulting in a number of workshop and mainline productions.
Our next base was at St.Paul's Church, also in the Jewellery Quarter of
Birmingham. This led to the formation of the Theatre of the
Quarter, and weekly Theatre sessions, out of which came
collaborative productions focused on Birmingham,
as part of our Brum Beats initiative.
The weekly sessions relocated to the Birmingham & Midland Institute
in the City Centre, along with further productions of new plays,
both in the city and, increasingly, in various festivals
throughout the country.
A Quarter Full
One Christmas Eve
King Lear (alone)
The Nativity 2015
Orpheus in Blue
The Other Side
The next project was and still is, ArtsTransForm. This was set up with 2 close colleagues to explore new digital ways of presenting our work. We are currently experimenting with new forms of Theatre, both audio and visual. The collaborative nature of our work continues to
Most recently in 2020, our energies are focused on the launch of
Inamoment publishing, which will oversee the creation of playbooks
arising out of our previous play productions.
An Audience with Sir John Falstaff
Cordelia / Fool
For over 14 years we have been putting on professional productions at the following Theatre and non-Theatre venues:-
Birmingham Old Joint Stock Theatre, St.Paul's Church,
Blue Orange Theatre, Crescent Theatre, Birmingham & Midland Institute, Library Theatre, ARC Performing Centre
London Kings Head Theatre, Union Theatre, White Bear Theatre,
Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Greenwich Playhouse, The Miller Pub
Edinburgh Rocket Venues, C Venues, Zoo Venues, PQA Venue
Manchester Oldham Library Theatre, Burgess Centre,
Footlights Theatre, Bandit Thief & Mugger, Guide Bridge Theatre
Bristol St John on the Wall, Room Above Theatre,
Waterstones, Bristol Central Library
Bath Burdall's Yard Theatre
Buxton Pauper's Pit, The Opera House Studio,
The Old Clubhouse, The Arts Centre,
United Reform Church
Writer & Director - Frank Bramwell
Frank is excited by all forms of new writing and the challenges that
this presents; he especially enjoys new writing when it
is inspired by classical Theatre. For him, learning from the past, engaging with the here and now, and looking
forward to the future, are vital.
Producer - Tim Clarke
Tim is the glue that holds the good ship inamoment together, taking responsibility for all areas of Finance, Administration, Publicity, Touring & Venue Management, and Business Planning.
It has been a privilege to work alongside a wide range of talented and diverse Directors, a number of who have worked on more than just one of our productions:
David Vann ¦ Marcus Fernando ¦ Victoria Grainger
Arnaud Mugglestone ¦ Tina Hofman ¦ Lauren McCarron
We cast Actors and Creatives for each production, recruiting wherever possible from the Midlands, building an ongoing relationship with a number of actors over the years.
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