January 27, 2022 by katie
Prototype Produced in January 2022 by
The Other Way Works
Katie Day – Director
John Sear – Game Designer & Software Developer
Sudha Bhuchar – Writer
Jim Rogers – Illustrator
Fateha Begum – Facilitator (School & Community)
Alex Kapila – Facilitator (Grandparents)
Tim Wright – Artist Mentor
Peter Wynne-Willson – Artist Mentor
Tricia Coleman – Producer
Bharti Patel – Voice of Nani Fatima
Zarah Hoq – Voice of Nafeesa
Daiyan Ahmed – Voice of Karim
Inspired by and created in collaboration with children from Regents Park Community Primary School, Small Heath, Birmingham.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with further support from Birmingham Hippodrome, Black Country Touring, BOM, CAP Centre Smethwick, Regents Park Community Primary School, Possible, and ecobirmingham.
May 17, 2021 by katie
‘A Moment of Madness’ is back! And this time you can experience it from your sofa…
As the press gather for a big announcement on the new environmental bill, a politician’s future hangs in the balance.
Thrust into the heart of a spy thriller, you’ll navigate the political scandal of the decade. Watching over a multi-storey car park, you must use every mode of surveillance to hunt down facts and intercept evidence. As agents of the state you will expose a complex network of corruption that threatens to destroy the UK’s path to environmental progress.
A Moment of Madness fuses compelling drama with real-time gameplay to create a visceral new live experience.
In a brand new format for 2021, audiences will take part online in teams of 2-4, taking active roles as MI5 agents from the comfort of their own homes.
Tickets are now on sale, and the show opens next week as part of the fantastic Norfolk & Norwich Festival.
And then another chance to catch it in a couple of weeks time when we’ll be presenting the show in association with Oxford’s own Zoom Theatre Pioneers Creation Theatre.
(You can play from anywhere in the UK remember – its online!)
A Norfolk & Norwich Festival commission. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Supported by Unity Theatre Trust & Birmingham Open Media. Originally co-produced with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Flatpack Festival.
November 14, 2020 by katie
If you could take only one memory with you into eternity, which would it be?
One day creative retreat
Sat 28th November 2020 | 10 am- 5:30 pm
Online, from your own home
Let us guide you through a creative process of discovery, exploration, and celebration of your own amazing autobiographical memories.
A carefully curated programme of self-guided creative activities,
With 3 short live group zoom sessions at the start, middle & end of the day to share & reflect, lead by our team.
To register for a free place sign up at
Afterlife is a participatory project in development from The Other Way Works.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with Derby Theatre/University of Derby, and BOM (Birmingham Open Media).
March 10, 2020 by katie
We are pleased to announce that Afterlife has been awarded funding from Arts Council England (Project Grants) for development work on the project to take place in 2020.
Our focus will be on testing our creative ideas on groups of participants in the format of a participatory workshop exploring their own important memories.
We will also be looking to engage with memory scientists to explore the science of memory encoding and retrieval.
October 10, 2019 by katie
Our final tour dates of 2019 are nearly upon us. We’ll be appearing as part of Frequency Festival in Lincoln this October. Booking is now open.
Friday 25 – Saturday 26 October 2019
Lincoln Drill Hall
Tickets £40 per car (up to 4 people)
Tickets Available – Book here
April 3, 2019 by katie
A two-day workshop for artists and makers interested in fusing theatre with collaborative gaming and new technologies.
Artists Katie Day and John Sear will share learning from the process of making A Moment of Madness, a new immersive and playful theatre experience which sees audiences thrust into the heart of a political spy thriller.
Open to artists and makers at any stage in their career – be it student, emerging or established, this practical workshop will provide hands-on opportunities to create your own mini experience.
Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th May 2019
10am – 4.30pm
(Birmingham Open Media)
1 Dudley Street
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, with BOM, Sir Barry Jackson Trust, John Feeney Charitable Trust & Unity Theatre Trust
November 30, 2018 by katie
Touring in 2019
Birmingham 3-6 May 2019
World Premiere in association with Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Flatpack Festival.
SOLD OUT Flatpack Festival.
Friday 17 – Saturday 18 May
Watermans Arts Centre, Brentford
Tickets: £40 per car
Friday 2 – Sunday 4 August
Stockton International Riverside Festival, Stockton-on-Tees
Tickets to be released later in 2019
Friday 25 – Saturday 26 October
Tickets £40 per car (up to 4 people)
Frequency Festival Tickets Available
July 6, 2018 by katie
We are very pleased to welcome Tricia Coleman to the team, as Producer of A Moment of Madness.
Tricia Coleman is an arts and event producer with a special interest in interactive performance, digital arts practice and new commissions. She is producer for Manchester International Festival (MIF) a biennial arts festival of new commissions; and previously for Abandon Normal Devices (AND), a programme of new approaches to art-making, new cinema and digital culture. Recent projects include: the international tour of virtual reality exhibition Björk Digital by Björk (MIF); Joshua Sofaer’s Workshops in People’s Homes, featuring performative workshops in domestic spaces (AND); and Missing, a game-based interactive theatre experience for young people (with youth charity 42nd Street).