This is a company who really care - A Younger Theatre

Work With Us

A theatre production company working in London and the surrounding areas, Blackshaw champions new writing and adaptations, but above all, strives to produce quality theatre which inspires an audience. Alongside their main productions, Blackshaw runs regular new writing nights, from which their annual Showcase Award was born.

Blackshaw’s talented members and associates form an extensive network of writers, directors, actors, designers and technicians; all of whom see the value in embracing a wide range of disciplines, sharing knowledge, and supporting fellow practitioners to create great work.

Founded in 2010, Blackshaw’s productions include new works; Staying Alive (Pleasance Theatre 10-29 Nov 2015) by Kat Roberts, Audience with the Ghost Finder (May & Oct 2013 – Selkirk Upstairs & Etcetera Theatre) by M. J. Starling and Character by Florence Vincent (May 2014 & March 2015 – Selkirk Upstairs & Tristan Bates Theatre); as well as adaptations of Gormenghast: Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake (Apr 2012 – The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden) and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol (May 2014, May 2015 & July 2015 – Selkirk Upstairs, Battersea Library & The British Home).

Current Positions

Front of House/Production Assistants - volunteers

Looking for some hands-on experience in the arts? Then why not get involved as a volunteer? We’re always on the lookout for helpers on productions or events. Just send us your CV via email with ‘volunteer’ in the subject line, and a bit about why you’re interested in working with us.

Actors

We have an open casting policy, and advertise all casting opportunities via Casting Call Pro (CCP). For our main productions, we audition a shortlist of applicants. For our New Writing Nights, there are no auditions - we select actors based on their CCP profile/cover letter and suitability for the roles we have available (these differ from event to event, and are only known 2/3 weeks before the New Writing Night, when we make selections from our writing submissions).

To be sure of hearing about casting calls, sign up to our mailing list.

Please note we do not accept unsolicited head shots or CVs.

Directors

We are always on the lookout for Directors to work with us on our New Writing Nights. If you’re interested, just send us your CV via email with ‘Director’ in the subject line, and a bit about why you’re interested in working with us.

All main production directing opportunities are advertised via our mailing list to make sure you hear about them.

Designers

All main production design opportunities are advertised via our mailing list to make sure you hear about them.

Crew

All main production crew opportunities are advertised via our mailing list to make sure you hear about them. Feel free to contact us anytime to express interest so we can meet you for a chat and look to put you on our call list. To do this, just send your CV via email with ‘Crew’ in the subject line, and a bit about why you’re interested in working with us.

Who We Are

Testimonials

"All the work Blackshaw has enabled me to do in the last 2 years, contributed to my successful application to study a Masters in Stage Management at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama."
- Lizzie Cooper, Stage Manager
"Working with Blackshaw was not only great because of their supportive nature, but exciting because they helped see potential in my work and kept the whole process as collaborative as possible... it’s all about the work and no one is ever forgotten or made to feel their role is not important"
- Katie McCullough,
Writer London Pride
"A fantastic opportunity for me to get some hands on experience in a great atmosphere"
- Michelle Bristow,
Costume Assistant for WAFF 2013
"A lovely working atmosphere in which people feel able to contribute and work as equals in a friendly environment."
- Ceridwen Smith, Actor
"It was a great experience, working with other talented, like minded theatre practitioners"
- Martin Behrman,
WAFF 2013 actor.

Where To Find Us

We don't have a venue all to ourselves, but you can often find us at The Selkirk and The Horse & Stables. To keep track of where our upcoming productions & events are being held, visit our What's On page.