NEWS: award-winning Frankie Fightwell broadcast date!

Thrilled that ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ by Chris Buxey, what we performed at the Putney Arts Theatre has only gone and won Stagedoor’s Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018 New Writing Award!

 

You can put the award-winning piece of radio drama in your ears when it launches on 20th June – broadcast on Wandsworth Radio at midnight, and then available to stream or download.

 

 

Fabulous Frankie Fightwell Discounts for Schools and Colleges!

Discount for Schools for Wandsworth Arts Fringe: Live radio play recording at Putney Arts Theatre
 
We are offering discounted tickets to schools and colleges for our live recording of a brand new radio play, The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell, at the Putney Arts Theatre.
This is a great opportunity for schools and colleges to be involved in the Wandsworth Arts Fringe, and for students to engage in a less commonly experienced medium of theatre-making.  This performance includes live foley (creation of sound effects) which is especially exciting!
 
Our special discount for schools and colleges makes student tickets just £5 with a free teacher ticket with every 10 student tickets purchased.
 
Date: Friday 11th & Saturday 12th May, 7.30pm
Venue: Putney Arts Theatre, Ravenna Road, Putney, SW15 6AW
Time: 7.30pm (running time 1hr)
Tickets: £7.50/9.50
 
SPECIAL RATE FOR SCHOOLS: £5 per student and 1 free teacher ticket for every 10 student tickets purchased
  
Please email bookings@blackshawonline.com to take advantage of this discount and to book your tickets.
 
About the play:

Performed in front of a live audience, with live foley (sound effects), this new radio play by Chris Buxey is a dark comedy about principles, money and the importance of family.
 
Stuart is author of the beloved Young Adult literature heroine, Frankie Fightwell. While writing his latest novel, Stuart realises that there might be more than just the usual vampire sharks and giant Nazi man-spiders preventing Frankie from making it to the end of her latest adventure! Rated 12A.  
 
British Sign Language interpreter on Friday 11th May.
  
Reviews for Blackshaw Theatre
 
“compelling from start to finish” – 5 stars
Remote Goat for Staying Alive Nov 2015
 
“explosive emotion…a strong cast…lively and full of wit…” – 4 stars
West End Wilma for Staying Alive Nov 2015
 
“a little bit silly, a little bit scary and thoroughly worth a watch.”
London Theatre Reviewer for Black Shuck May 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell Cast and Creatives

In super exciting news, here are our wonderful cast and creatives for ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’ by Chris Buxey…

 


CHRIS BUXEY – Writer
Chris is a writer who lives in the south of England with his wife and two children. His first stage play, The Haunting of Exham Priory, toured theatres across the country in the autumn of 2016. When not writing stage plays, Chris can be found writing web comics and short stories online at chrisbuxey.com.
 

JOHN RAYMENT – Stuart

This is John’s third outing with Blackshaw, having previously appeared as ‘Barquentine’ in Gormenghast: Titus Groan (2012), and in the original reading of The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell in 2017’s Showcase Shortlist. 

Other recent credits include:

‘Trotter’, Journey’s End (2016 UK tour/2017, Ypres, Belgium); ‘Mr. Monopoly’, Monopoly Live, Dubai (2015 & 2017); ‘Sarge’, Choppercoppers, The Brockley Jack (2017); ‘Marcus’ & ‘Patrick’, The Past Is A Tattooed Sailor, The Old Red Lion (2016); ‘Porteous’, Classified, The Space/Hounslow Arts Centre (2015 & 2016); ‘Roy’, Bedtime Story, Theatre Royal Stratford East (2016); ‘Mayor Red Thomas’, Secret Cinema presents Back to the Future (2014); ‘Albany’, Lear, The Union Theatre (2014); ‘Mayor Meanswell’, Lazy Town Live, Abu Dhabi.

 

ABIGAIL MORGAN – Frankie Fightwell/Rachel
Abigail is a graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts (2013).  Since leaving she has played ‘Cassie’ in Gone Viral at St.James Theatre (2014), ‘Iris’ in To Be A Wife at The Hen and Chickens (2014), ‘Ellie’ in The Laundrette at the Vaults Festival (2018), and ‘Catherine Morland’ in Northanger Abbey (2017-18), which was at the Pleasance Theatre last year and will continue to tour later this year.  She also completed her first feature film, One Night More, last year which is set to tour film festivals this summer.
 
Abigail is also an established voiceover artist. She is a regular voice for MTVKISS FM and Capital FM. Abigail played ‘Billie’ in Billie and the Ghost on the Disney Channel, and has also recently finished her first animation.
 

TOM SLATTER – Dominic/Viktor
Tom’s credits include RSC, Suffolk Summer Theatre; Stonecrabs Theatre Co, Ovation Productions, Savio(u)r, Sell A Door Theatre Co, London Grey and Green Theatre Co, London Comedy Writers, Blackshaw Theatre, Tik-Sho-Ret Theatre Co, Foolish People and Sturdy Beggars.  Screen Credits include Slate4Films, Embankment Films, Netflix/Hat-Trick, National Geographic, Discovery Channel and NEWSNIGHT on BBC. Radio credits include Wireless Theatre Company and Roundhouse Radio.
 
ELLIE PITKIN – Director and Producer
Ellie is the Managing & Artistic Director of Blackshaw Theatre Company, which she founded in May 2010.  Directing credits include Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (London & Edinburgh, 2009) and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard (London, 2006).  With Blackshaw, Ellie has directed Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery (Putney Arts Theatre, 2017); Black Shuck by Duncan Hands (Old Red Lion Theatre, 2016); Staying Alive by Kat Roberts (The Pleasance, 2015); Alice in Wonderland by Richard Stratton (Selkirk Upstairs, Battersea Library & The British Home, 2014 & 2015); Character by Florence Vincent (Selkirk Upstairs & Tristan Bates Theatre, 2014 & 2015); Fetch by Duncan Gates (Selkirk Upstairs, 2014); Audience with the Ghost Finder by M. J. Starling (Selkirk Upstairs & Etcetera Theatre, 2013); Gormenghast: Titus Groan (Apr 2012 – The Actors’ Church, Covent Garden).
A graduate in Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University (2008), Ellie also comperes Blackshaw’s regular New Writing Nights and produces/presents Blackshaw’s podcast, The Blackshaw Arts Hour.
 
ANDREW CRANE – Foley Wizard
Andrew is a graduate in Drama and Theatre Studies from Royal Holloway University (2012), and has worked as a sound designer and technician for Blackshaw Theatre since 2012.  Sound Design credits include Moth Man by Nicole Locke (2018), Cailleach Óg by Gerry Moynihan (2017), Black Shuck by Duncan Hands (2016), Call it Even by Naila Vázquez Tantinyà (2016), Staying Alive by Kat Roberts (2015), Alice in Wonderland by Richard Stratton (2014 & 2015), Character by Florence Vincent (2014), and Fetch by Duncan Gates (2014).
For Blackshaw’s Arts Hour on Wandsworth Radio, Andrew has produced live foley and post-production editing for Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery by Richard Stratton (2017), and designed/edited several radio plays including Audience with the Ghost Finder by M.J. Starling (2015), and a serialised adaptation of Great Expectations by Marcus Bazley.
 
 

Miss McSkimming – Photos

A radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included).

What at first seems like a trivial case soon reveals a plot that could shake the very foundations of the British Empire. With her faithful valet by her side, Miss McSkimming must deal with butlers, the police, mysterious men in the shadows and a hippo, to get to the bottom of what could be her biggest case yet.

A rollicking comedy with a chic lady investigator and mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old!

Performed by Jessica Bailes, Ellie Pitkin, Chris Starkey, Helen Stratton and Richard Stratton, with live foley from Andrew Crane and David Turnbull.

Recorded live at the Putney Arts Theatre on Saturday 13th May 2017, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 60

Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery

by Richard Stratton

A radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included).

What at first seems like a trivial case soon reveals a plot that could shake the very foundations of the British Empire. With her faithful valet by her side, Miss McSkimming must deal with butlers, the police, mysterious men in the shadows and a hippo, to get to the bottom of what could be her biggest case yet.

A rollicking comedy with a chic lady investigator and mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old!

Performed by Jessica Bailes, Ellie Pitkin, Chris Starkey, Helen Stratton and Richard Stratton, with live foley from Andrew Crane and David Turnbull.

Recorded live at the Putney Arts Theatre on Saturday 13th May 2017, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.

Some Treachery – Interview with Cast & Creatives

‘Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery’ is coming up soon!

A radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included).

What at first seems like a trivial case soon reveals a plot that could shake the very foundations of the British Empire. With her faithful valet by her side, Miss McSkimming must deal with butlers, the police, mysterious men in the shadows and a hippo, to get to the bottom of what could be her biggest case yet.

A rollicking comedy with a chic lady investigator and mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old!

Listen to the interview with cast & creatives –

 

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