Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 81

  • Matt reviews ‘The Quiet Place’
  • Helen interviews the cast and creatives at the first rehearsal for ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’
  • Strat and Alex do Art – this time they tackle Set Design – they’re drawing the set for an imaginary production of Frankie Fightwell (no budget constraints!).

Relevant Links

The Quiet Place – 

The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell –

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 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

Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 80

  • Matt reviews Pacific Rim Uprising
  • Strat & Alex do Art returns!  This time, they’re painting eggs (sure…)
  • Ellie saw ’42nd Street’  – what did she think?
  • Matt saw ‘The Great Wave’ – what did he think?
  • Matt and Ellie have a chat about the latest series of ‘Merely Roleplayers’  – they’re in the Wild West – listen to some clips (and then binge the series!)



Useful Links

Pacific Rim Uprising –

42nd Street –

The Great Wave –

Painting Eggs – dragon fun –

Merely Roleplayers –

Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 79

  • Matt reviews ‘Annihilation’ and ‘Tomb Raider’
  • Ellie gives a spoiler-free rundown of ‘Hamilton’ (which she done saw on Monday)
  • We chat about the Writing Workshop we’re running – FREE Writing Workshop for Wandsworth residents aged 16+ on Sat 12 May, 2-4pm, Putney Arts Theatre. The workshop will cover the discipline of writing, creating narrative, writing for radio, and can offer support for starting writing, or works in progress.
  • A reminder you can get discounted tickets for The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell, until 1st April!
  • Shows Ellie and Matt are seeing soon: Miss Julie at the National, Good Girl by Naomi Sheldon at the Trafalgar Studios, 42nd Street (featuring Lulu!), and The Great Wave (also at the National)

Relevant links:

Frankie Fightwell tix – 

Free Writing Workshop –

Annihilation –

Tomb Raider – 

Good Girl –

42nd Street – 

Miss Julie –

The Great Wave –


Announcement: FREE Writing Workshop

Thanks to support from the Wandsworth Arts Fund, we are running a FREE Writing Workshop for Wandsworth residents aged 16+ on Sat 12th May, 2-4pm, Putney Arts Theatre.

The workshop will cover the discipline of writing, creating narrative, writing for radio, and can offer support for starting writing, or works in progress.

Apply now!

Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 78

Matt and Ellie are divided by space and time, but still bringing you a show!

  • Matt reviews ‘Ladybird’
  • Strat and Alex do Art – Spoken Word on the theme of ‘Spring’
  • We got a deal on for ‘Frankie Fightwell’ – Earlybird tickets are at concession rate of £7.50 when booked by 1st April – book now!