Scare Slam – a little teaser….

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Lucy’s Tea Party by Molly Beth Morossa

“Filled with the freshness of Roald Dahl’s Rotten Rhymes and the nauseating monstrosity of Sweeney Todd” – Three Weeks (on Morossa’s poetry)

 

Chug Life by Dave Bibby

The story of one man and his journey to a cold pint. Stood in his way are an army of chuggers and monsters desperately trying to get their mitts on his cold hard cash.

 

The Dewey Ones by Ben Whitehead

Set in a Historic town on the island of Crete, this is an account of Ben’s experience spending an unsettling night in a converted windmill.

 

The Flat Upstairs by Paul Joseph

A series of increasingly desperate letters from Arthur Benedict to his Housing Manager, Dolly King, complaining about strange and disturbing activity happening in the flat above his. Only when we hear Dolly’s response back is the full nature of Mr Benedict’s living nightmare revealed.

 

Skag n’ Bone Man by Stack 10 Theatre Company

‘If you don’t go to bed the Skag n’ Bone Man’ll getcha. He’ll come for you if you’re naughty. You’ll hear him coming, boot heels crunching on the tower block stairs, bones rattling from his trench coat.

 

At The Edge by Ed Bailey

A young man stops to fish at the edge of a lake. “You won’t catch here. Not anymore,” says an old man coming out of the mist. A chilling tale of a mother’s love for her children, duty and sacrifice, desperation and murder.

 

The Haunt by Stack 10 Theatre Company

Inspired by epistolary fiction from Dracula to the House of Fallen Leaves, and tells the story of the horrors that lie under the surface of any small town in the UK. As he stares into the abyss, the abyss stares back and then pounces.

 

Tickets available but limited, so book to avoid disappointment!

 

 

Black Shuck at the London Horror Festival: A Review

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“Played by Alexander Pankhurst, it’s an enjoyable portrayal of this geeky character who is able to precisely name different birds by their call alone. He provides a wonderful foil to Martha played by Rachel Nott, a bolshie and dominating woman. The two of them are a comically incompetent pair.”

 

“There is a particularly well thought out lighting and sound design by Andrew Crane who helps to transport us to the night-time Norfolk Coast and give the play some eerie atmospheric effects. The aeroplane landing lights is particularly effective. The one simple piece of set, a groyne, also works wonders.”

 

Read the full review here.

NEWS – lineup announced for Scare Slam at London Horror Festival, 17th Oct, 9.30pm

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**ANNOUNCEMENT KLAXON**

 

The following acts are going to be strutting their scary stuff at the Scare Slam on 17th October.

 

Book now to avoid disappointment!

 

Tickets only £7/5

 

Lucy’s Tea Party by Molly Beth Morossa

Chug Life by Dave Bibby

The Dewey Ones by Ben Whitehead

The Flat Upstairs by Paul Joseph

Skag n’ Bone Man by Stack 10 Theatre

At The Edge by Ed Bailey

The Haunt by Stack 10 Theatre

 

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 49

This week on the podcast, Matt reviews Hunt for the Wilderpeople, starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison.

Our arts thing this week is The Emmy’s and we talk about the winners and the various performances that occurred this year.
We hear from Richard Stratton at Blackshaws first ever Scare Slam, telling us about spooky things that keep happening to him. We’re getting ready for our upcoming Scare Slam as a part of the London Horror festival, so if you liked Richard’s story then come along to the Old Red Lion on October the 17th.
We also played a piece of new writing from our most recent New Writing Night at the Hen and Chickens, entitled Eyes.
 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 48

This week on the show, we delve back into a retro film review and talk about Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice.

Matt wraps up his Edinburgh experience and Iasha went and saw The Book of Mormon this week.
Blackshaw is involved in the Horror Festival this year and we’re doing a transfer of Black Shuck and also staging another one night only Scare Slam. All the information is on our website, and we hope to see you at a show!
To take us out to the end of the show, Ellie takes us through all the movies she’s been to see during the course of her Summer renovations.
 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 47

This week, Vikki, Iasha and Alex are joined by a guest and Blackshaw Arts Hour virgin, Dave Turnball.

With Matt in Edinburgh and no one wanting to fill his review shoes, we hear a retro movie review of Labyrinth featuring the late great David Bowie.

After talking Suicide Squad last show and becoming frustrated with the Jared Leto ‘method’ acting marketing circus, Vikki dives into a method acting Arts Thing of the Week with some added history provided from Alex and his theatre studies degree.

Matt’s in Edinburgh, but we’ve still got him working. We hear from him and a few of the shows he’s seen along with friend and reviewer Amy Yorston.

To take us to the end of the show, we heard a New Writing Night piece called Trim, written by James Barry, directed by Ellie Pitkin and performed by Charlotte Worthing

Join us next week for the return of Matt and an overview of Edinburgh 2016!

 

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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 46

This week Matt, Ellie and Iasha are bring you The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

Matt reviews Suicide Squad, and it doesn’t live up to expectations. We hear fresh new poetry from our friend Owen Collins live from our new, New Writing night venue The Hen and Chickens in Islington.

And then, back by popular demand, it’s Part 2 of Edinburgh Fringe roulette. Going to Edinburgh? Don’t know what to see, join us in finding the weird and wonderful in the depths of the Edinburgh Fringe Roulette.

Tune in next week to hear Matt reporting live from INSIDE Edinburgh

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 45

This week on the podcast, Matt brings us his review of Ghostbusters, a re-boot of the 1984 original.

We hear an interview with Stage Manager  and friend of Blackshaw Lizzie Cooper. Lizzie talks to Ellie about how she ended up working in the industry, the shows she’s worked on recently and some of the weird and wonderful props she’s had to source.

Matt and Iasha talk about some of the recent theatre they have seen in London, including two shows at The National (The Plough and the Stars and The Deep Blue Sea) and West End Musical, Matilda. Also, back by popular demand, we play Edinburgh Roulette for the second time on The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

 

New Writing Night – July 2016

Our first New Writing Night at the lovely Hen & Chickens – thanks for having us!

 

Saved by the Diddymen by Michael Staniforth

Directed by Stephen Bailey

Bob – Jonathan Curry

John – Tony Parkin

 

A selection of poetry written and performed by Owen Collins

 

Bunker by Agustina Figueras

Directed by Catherine Lord

Greta – Jess Reed

Brauen – Joe Riley

 

Little England by Rabiah Hussain

Directed by Chris Davis

Faraz – Theodor Spiridon

Michael – Dan Richards

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 43

This week on The Blackshaw Arts Hour, Matt, Ellie and Iasha are in the studio talking about Independence Day 2: Resurgence and playing a new Edinburgh Fringe game.

Flicking through the program live on air we give you tips and information about the various show that are happening this year.
We heard an interview with Tom Weston-Jones and Iasha talked about being on stage at a comedy gig at the Soho theatre. Tune in next week for a replay of out first ever Scare Slam, recorded live at the Horse & Stables in Lambeth.