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Current Work-in-Progress

Antony & Cleopatra Unto Death

A retelling of the story of Antony & Cleopatra,

the play written by William Shakespeare.


The two lovers are now facing the end of their life.


Time is precious – there is little time to tell it as they would want to.


Join Antony & Cleopatra in their last meeting together,

using the words of Shakespeare/Bramwell,

. . . and your imagination.


Their real stories, after 400 years, can now be finally told.


An insightful and engaging new piece of AlternativeShakespeare writing,

presented by multi-award winners AlternativeTheatre,

starring Alex Nikitas as Antony and Vicky Holding as Cleopatra.

Performance run time 45 minutes (approx.)

Tickets £8 (Child and Conc £6)

Birminghamfest, 28th - 30th July 9.00pm: Blue Orange Theatre

Tickets available from the Blue Orange Theatre website

July 2022

Below are updates on other work currently undertaken;

Unfinished Shakespeare

Carrying on the living tradition of this thing we all call Shakespeare


"I, Shakespeare"

The third part of the Trilogy comprising three works:

Time After Time - the play written and performed in 2003

Shakespeare's Dream - the book published in 2019

I, Shakespeare - a book currently being written in 2022

Shakespeare's Bones

new plays and books giving new and

sustainable life to Shakespeare’s work


Queen Gertrude: the killing thereof

This will be the 12th new play that attempts to find new discoveries about Shakespeare’s plays and how they were written. This one-woman piece is inspired by Janet Adelman’s seminal book Suffocating Mothers; in this play, Queen Gertrude is finally allowed to tell her side of the famous story.


Workshops have been completed, and a draft of the play is now in place.


King Lear (alone)

Over the last seven years, our play King Lear (alone) has been performed in venues in Birmingham, Manchester, Bath, Bristol, Oldham, Edinburgh, Buxton, and London. This one-man play revisits the words and themes of the Shakespeare original solely from the perspective of Lear himself. By dispensing with the other 28 characters, the audience is allowed a unique insight into his feelings and thoughts.


Feedback from the audience and reviewers has been extremely positive, and we are now looking at how the piece can be performed in audio and video.


For more details, please click here


Shakespeare's Dream

The starting point for all our work was the performance of a newly written play Time After Time.


Whilst the piece is clearly a homage to the work of Shakespeare, nevertheless its major impetus and thrusts were to explore the nature of his creativity and to see Shakespeare in the context of being a part of a theatrical continuum. In the play, this continuum, or tradition, starts by actively being grounded in the work and times of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, but in the second half, Shakespeare is catapulted into the 20th Century, to encounter some of the major theatre creations his work helped bring about.


The play has now been rewritten as a book, and is on sale in Amazon.


Unfinished Shakespeare

focusing on how Shakespeare can help

us understand what it is to be Human


Discussion Paper 

This is currently being written and will be made available in the coming months.

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