THEATRE

​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,
to see more details about our play performances,
please click one of these:-
AfterShakespeare
Old 'n' New
Brum Beats
Workshop Theatre

2004 Beginnings

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.

PRODUCTIONS

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.

PRODUCTIONS

Romeo & Juliet For All Time

Love Hurts

Macbeth Killing Time

Tempest Fugit:Prospero's Will

2007-2010 London

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.

PRODUCTIONS

3 Women, 2 Chairs, and 1 MP

The Accidental Lives of Memories

Shooting Clouds

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.

PRODUCTIONS

Barefaced Nights

Kicking Off

New Theatre Initiative

Ophelia, Princess of Denmark

I Love You…Goodbye

Parklife

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.

PRODUCTIONS

A Quarter Full

One Christmas Eve

King Lear (alone)

The Nativity 2015

Orpheus in Blue

The Other Side

2018-

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

develop.

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.

Associate Directors

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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