It’s not been easy trying to get inside the mind of this most
incredible genius of words, yet the journey we started over
18 years ago has been exhilarating, to say the least.
Whilst there are many companies throughout the world
regularly presenting Shakespeare’s plays in very different ways,
the approach we have taken revolves around providing answers
to this contention:
Taking as a given truth Richard Eyre’s statement that
Shakespeare gave us the DNA of our Theatre,
how then can it best be passed down the line to:
a) give new and sustainable life to his own work (phase1)
b) create new work that is inspired, influenced by, or
flows out from the tradition Shakespeare worked in (phase2)
c) help us better understand the issues and
opportunities that we have to engage with
in today's world (phase3)
This s what we set out to do, and since then we have written
and performed 5 sequels to Shakespeare's original plays and 4 plays that take us into the workings of Shakespeare through his plays.
We believe our approach of staying faithful to the original works by putting them in a very different setting results in a startling rejuvenation of the text, giving them a whole new life and meaning; reaction from audience members and press give evidence to this.
Our AfterShakespeare work is specially written to offer
contemporary new insights into Shakespeare's original plays
whilst retaining Shakespeare's original words/themes/character
For a selection of Reviews and Audience Feedback quotes
from all After Shakespeare productions please click here.
About Us . . . inamoment theatre was set up in 2003 (known then as Heart Productions). Our Theatre work has been professionally produced over the last 16 years in Birmingham, London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Oldham, Bristol, Bath, and Buxton. In that time we have a number of
awards, including Best New Writing, Best Play, Best Adaptation etc.
inamoment . . . is about presenting Theatre, in a way that touches people. It's also about actors and audience, together discovering what makes us tick, and hopefully feel good:
"Good Theatre, we believe, can only be delivered if we first listen, and listen very hard at that, to the beat that is inherent in the writing; for it is this pulse that drives the rest of the work - acting, direction, design, music, scenery, in fact, everything we do. It is the energy that flows from this that the audience should feel, for touching the hearts and minds of the audience is what it's all about."