Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 83

Pop this in your earholes – the fantastic Chris Buxey, Kat Roberts, and M. J. Starling discuss writing – the discipline of writing, how to write ‘real’ dialogue, and more!

Chris Buxey

He wrote ‘The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell’, which is our next show for Wandsworth Fringe at the Putney Arts Theatre! Find out more about Chris on his website and our blog – http://blackshawonline.com/blog/announcement-the-final-adventure-of-frankie-fightwell-cast-and-creatives/

 

Kat Roberts

She wrote ‘Staying Alive’, our 2014 Showcase Award Winner, which went on to have a run at the Pleasance Theatre with Blackshaw, AND was published by Nick Hern books! Kat is now developing a new play, and writing scripts for TV.  Find out more about ‘Staying Alive’ on our blog – http://blackshawonline.com/blog/category/theatre/staying-alive/

 

M. J. Starling

He wrote ‘Audience with the Ghost Finder’, which we produced at Wandsworth Fringe 2013, and London Horror Festival 2013! Find out more on his website and listen to the radio play version on our blog – http://blackshawonline.com/blog/the-blackshaw-arts-hour-episode-17/

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 – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Quiet_Place_(film) 

The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell – https://www.wandsworthfringe.com/whats-on-2018/the-final-adventure-of-frankie-fightwell-by-chris-buxey

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 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2557478/

42nd Street – https://42ndstreetmusical.co.uk/

The Great Wave – https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-great-wave

Painting Eggs – dragon fun – https://twitter.com/DragonsofWales?s=08

Merely Roleplayers – https://merelyroleplayers.podbean.com/

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 – http://bit.ly/FrankieFightwell 

Free Writing Workshop – http://blackshawonline.com/blog/announcement-free-writing-workshop/

Annihilation – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2798920/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Tomb Raider – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1365519/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 

Good Girl – http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/good-girl/trafalgar-studios/

42nd Street – https://42ndstreetmusical.co.uk/ 

Miss Julie – https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/julie

The Great Wave – https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/the-great-wave

 

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 74

Ellie, Matt and Vikki are in the studio for the first time in 2018!

  • Matt reviews Pitch Perfect 3
  • Strat & Alex do Art – Limericks (oh dear…) – tweet us your limerick and we’ll RT our faves
  • We talk about Timeout’s ’18 shows to see in 2018′
  • Wandsworth Arts Fringe 2018 is open to applicants until 2nd Feb – get involved!
  • Merely Roleplayers is half way through Season 2 – catch up with the hijinks.

 

 

Limericks by Strat

While listening to the show yesterday,
They reviewed Fifty Shades of Grey.
Matt didn’t find it a thriller.
He found it rather vanilla.
Which I didn’t expect him to say.

We thought we’d do something real smart,
A high-brow, intelligent part.
We wanted a section,
That was utter perfection.
But we got Strat and Alex do Art.

When Matt’s recording, sat on his tushy,
There’s something you can’t, but he can see.
If you hear him mutter,
Or stumble or stutter,
He’s distracted by Ellie’s pussy.

 

Limbericks by Alex

Two jokers attempting to art
Its hard to tell them apart
Laughing and playing
Don’t know what they’re saying,
I’m just glad I’ve not used the word fart
The Matt Boothman film review
Fancy a listen? Pull up a pew.
This man knows words in a way thats absurd
So much its hard to eschew
Working alongside a cat
Can be hard, there’s fairness in that.
This fluffy ball of fur does more than just purr,
She also eats loudly, the twat.
I’m not an old man from Kent
My nose isn’t terribly bent
These Stereotypes are silly and shite
And not at all what is meant
Tentatively approaching a task
Trying not to get caught up too fast
Being tactful and deft wanting emotional heft
But knowing its already been done in the past

Related Links

Pitch Perfect 3 – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4765284/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Limerick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limerick_(poetry)

18 shows in 2018 – https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/london-theatre-shows-not-to-miss-in-2018

WAF 2018 – http://www.wandsworthfringe.com/get-involved/take-part-in-waf

Merely Roleplayers – https://merelyroleplayers.podbean.com/

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 72

This show includes…

Our next episode will be a live recording of our 2017 Scare Slam at the London Horror Festival.  WoooOoooOoo!

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 71

Matt and Ellie are back in the studio!

 

  • Matt reviews DC’s latest offering, ‘Justice League’
  • Our sister podcast, Merely Roleplayers, series 1 is available to binge now!
  • We see and review ‘How to Win Against History’ at the Young Vic (trailer here), brainchild of Seiriol Davies (book/music/lyrics/genius man playing the lead role of 5th Marquess of Anglesey)
  • Strat and Alex do Art – photography in the field (the wilds of Tooting).  It’s a draw, so the public decides whose photo best encapsulates the spirit of Tooting Market (photos below!) – voting opens 6th Dec and closes 14th Dec at midnight
By Alex
By Strat