So, ‘What’s next for Blackshaw?’ I hear you cry!
It’s a box-fresh new year, and we’ve got lots to look forward to in 2016…
Great Expectations: a radio drama adaptation of Dickens’ classic
A fantastic collaboration with Cyphers theatre, the first episode of this epic adaptation will be aired tomorrow evening (Sunday 3rd Jan), 6-7pm on Wandsworth Radio for The Blackshaw Arts Hour. Tune in live or listen again by subscribing to our podcast on iTunes (or stream online via podbean).
Read more about the project, its cast and creatives, here.
Industry performance of Blackshaw’s Showcase Award Winner 2014: Call it Even by Naila Vázquez Tantinyà
11th January 2016 – StageSpace, Pleasance, London, 7.30pm
“Dad, you couldn’t even get dying right…”
Jamie’s father has died. In Gran Canaria. And now he’s got to deal with it – all of it.
Call it Even follows the struggle of a young transgender man to reconcile with his Dad, after he’s gone. Feeling like a stranger in a land where he doesn’t even speak the language, Jamie has a lot of tidying up to do. Uncle Dave isn’t much help, but will he find an unexpected ally in Macarena, the new woman in his Dad’s life (death)?
Booking open for industry only.
New Writing Nights at The Horse & Stables, Lambeth
Weds 30th March – Shortlist for the Showcase Award 2016 (submission deadline: Fri 11th March)
May TBC (submission deadline: Fri 29th April)
Weds 27th July (submission deadline: Fri 8th July)
Weds 28th September (submission deadline: Fri 9th September)
Weds 30th November (submission deadline: Fri 11th November)
You can submit your writing, or get involved as an actor or director – see our website for details.
(Seeing) Black Shuck by D. J. Hands at WAFF 2016: Wandsworth Arts Festival & Fringe
A fantastic piece of new writing from emerging playwright, D. J. Hands, who is working with us to develop the piece. A tragi-comedy about two would-be smugglers, this play explores the treacherous relationship between Martha and Andy as they await a shipment from Holland on a beach in Norfolk. The possibility of a ghostly visit from ‘Black Shuck’ and the tense situation put additional stress on their already strained relationship.
6-22nd May 2015 (exact dates TBC), The Bedford, Balham
Gormenghast: Titus Groan at Battersea Library
3rd November – 4th December, Battersea Library, Clapham Junction
We’re thrilled to be staging a full run of our adaptation of Mervyn Peake’s cult classic.
With some cast from our original (2012) production, we will be opening auditions for some new faces (around June/July) and recruiting a top creative team so keep your eyes peeled for upcoming opportunities.
This production is contingent on funding – we’re beavering away already and will keep you updated on our progress.