Ellie and Matt are back on the proverbial horse, bringing you an ‘unplugged’ episode packed with film reviews (Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, FF8, Snatched, A Dog’s Purpose), chat about the latest TV sensation, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, Matt’s thoughts on the first part of ‘Angels in America’ at the National, the return of Edinburgh Fringe Roulette, and some interruptions from Ellie’s cat.
For the first show back into 2017 Iasha is joined by Matt and a very new voice to the show, Sinead Burniston, a fellow Holloway graduate and theatre lover.
Matt reviews the Lego Batman film, we hark back to some old conversations from 2016 including a run down of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, how bad Suicide Squad was and Iasha talks musicals and lack of tap with Half a Sixpence.
Next show Matt’s reviewing Fifty Shades Darker, and if there is a show not to miss this year, it’s that one. So much awkward.
This week on the show, Iasha is joined by Vikki and Matt, and Strat and Alex are back once again to tackle an art, this week we’re doing sculpture!
Matt reviews Arrival and can hardly contain his excitement for what seems to be a high contender for one of Matt’s picks of the year.
Vikki tells us about a very immersive theatre experience she and Alex participated in last Friday and we also hear a live recording of a Scare Slam story from our Scare Slam at the Horse and Stables last year.
Below is the photographic evidence of the sculpting that took place during the live recording of this podcast…keep reading to find out the winner and the artist whose work would make it onto the fourth plinth (if this were a real contest and not just us making things up for the sake of radio…)
Alex halves the block of clay, pure joy.
Strat gets in close to achieve optimum art.
Alex gives us “Giving Thanks”. Not enough to win this time.
And the winner, deserving of a spot on the fourth plinth, Strat’s “Trump Slug”
Well done guys, another successful ‘art”
This week on the show Iasha, Matt and Ellie are joined by Strat and Alex, doing their very first ‘Art’ on the new segment ‘Strat and Alex Do Art’.
Matt reviews Dr. Strange and maintains his professionalism as he is drawn by our two ‘artists’.Ellie talks to us about something new coming to Cineworld in Wandsworth which is pioneering 4DX cinema experiences and we heard from Owen Collins reciting some of his poetry at a recent Blackshaw new writing night.
Alex and Strat get into position to begin drawing Matt’s portrait for the hour recording
Strat tries to copy Alex’s art/looks on longingly at his ability to art.
Iasha looks happy despite the clowns looming in the background and the adequate art taking place
Strat is hesitant to show his art to the class
After much anticipation the two portraits are revealed to the enjoyment of Ellie and possibly to the horror of Matt. Some fine work produced – Can you tell who’s portraits is whose?
The likeness is uncanny.
The Blackshaw Arts Hour turned 50! We had a party with fizz, hats and party poppers.
Iasha is joined by Matt, Ellie, Vikki, Helen, Alex and Andy (with Dave in the the background). Join us for Matts regular film review, a few best bits and a lot of reminiscing.
Here’s Tilly the cat getting into the party spirit
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.
This week on The Blackshaw Arts Hour, Iasha is joined by Matt and Vikki in the studio.
Matt review The Nice Guys starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling and we discuss what other movies are out there where the lead characters don’t actually “learn anything”.
We here a piece of new writing by Rosie Marsh called An Unexpected Guest. Starring Angela Ferns and Emily Rae, recording live at The Horse and Stables.
Vikki brings us a live arts thing of the week. We discuss Adam Drivers Ted Talk and the brilliant work he is doing bringing theatre to American Marines in various places around the world.
Corey Hulls explains the different stages of a night out in his essay, “The Nine Stages of Drinking” and we discuss the ‘colourful’ TONY awards from last week and the huge success of musical ‘Hamilton’.
This week on the show, Matt and Iasha are discussing the horror genre with Green Room.
We delve into the controversy’s surrounding Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. There’s poetry, podcast inspiration, and a piece of new writing called Parents, written by Dan Weatherer to bring us to the end of the show.
This week in on the show, Matt and Ellie join Iasha in the studio to talk all things Wandsworth Arts Fringe, as it opened officially last Friday.
We heard Helen Johnson interview Matt Hopwood who is putting on an immersive audio-visual storytelling show called A Human Love Story in the arches of Putney Bridge. You can go along and see Matt’s show on the 21st and 22nd of May as a part of WAF.
Matt reviewed Captain America: Civil War, after having seen it as part of a triple bill, which we thought was a very good effort!
We heard Ellie and the cast of Black Shuck (which opens this Wednesday the 11th!) talking to Lesley Strachan about the show and why you should come along and see it. Don’t forget to get your tickets here!
Vikki bought us her Arts Thing of the Week, which was a review of Bug, starring James Norton and Kate Fleetwood, which she and Ellie saw at Found111 on Charing Cross Road.
Please do book your tickets to come along and see Black Shuck, running until the 19th of May. And don’t forget our New Writing Night this month as a part of WAF will be held at The Bedford on the 17th.
This week on the Blackshaw Arts Hour Matt and Vikki are in the studio with Iasha, Matt review Eye in the Sky and then we spoke about how it stood up to London Has Fallen in terms of a drone strike movie. Suffice to say Eye in the Sky won.
The wonderful Lesley Strachan crashed a Black Shuck rehearsal and interviewed Director Ellie and cast members Rachel and Alex.
Vikki did a review/Arts Thing of the Week beginning with The Maids and then talking about the importance of reviving specific plays.
Helen Johnson interviewed Duncan Hands, the writer of Black Shuck, about his writing process and how he developed the idea of the upcoming production.
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