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 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 77

It’s a three-way in the studio this time, as Ellie, Matt and Andy talk arts, arts, arts…

 

Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 76

Ellie and Matt are reunited in the studio!

  • Film Review: The Cloverfield Paradox
  • Strat and Alex do Art: Stop Motion
  • Moth Man – interview with the writer, Nicole Locke
  • We announce the Moth Man cast
  • Theatre Reviews – The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter (The Harold Pinter Theatre til 14th April) & The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth (Gielgud til 19th May)
  • We announce the Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell cast

Relevant Links –

http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/the-birthday-party/harold-pinter-theatre/ 

http://theferrymanplay.com/ 

*Announcement Klaxon* Scare Slam 2017!

Blackshaw’s Scare Slam – at the London Horror Festival

Tickets on Sale now! http://bit.ly/ScareSlamLHF

£10/8

Monday 23rd October, 7pm

Old Red Lion, 418 St John Street, London, EC1V 4NJ

 

A night of chilling storytelling

Produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company

Lovers of scary stories, unite. Adding the fear factor to increasingly popular spoken word nights, storytellers from across the Horrorfest and beyond will share their worst (or should that be best?) nightmares at Blackshaw’s third annual Scare Slam.

Prepare yourself for a night of chilling tales from both sides of the line of veracity.

Come on down for a scare, or, if you’d like to contribute a story, see below…

 

Listen to previous Scare Slams here: http://blackshawonline.com/blog/category/new-writing-night/scare-slam/

 

Tell your story!

Remember:

5 mins max per piece

Notes can be used

These are solo readings of scary stories or anecdotes

You can only submit your own writing

We encourage writers to read their own work (but writers can work with an actor if they prefer)

No tech – we will provide the spooky atmosphere…

Send applications forms (download from www.blackshawonline.com) to submissions@blackshawonline.com by Fri 6th October

 

Miss McSkimming – Photos

A radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included).

What at first seems like a trivial case soon reveals a plot that could shake the very foundations of the British Empire. With her faithful valet by her side, Miss McSkimming must deal with butlers, the police, mysterious men in the shadows and a hippo, to get to the bottom of what could be her biggest case yet.

A rollicking comedy with a chic lady investigator and mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old!

Performed by Jessica Bailes, Ellie Pitkin, Chris Starkey, Helen Stratton and Richard Stratton, with live foley from Andrew Crane and David Turnbull.

Recorded live at the Putney Arts Theatre on Saturday 13th May 2017, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.

 

The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 60

Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery

by Richard Stratton

A radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included).

What at first seems like a trivial case soon reveals a plot that could shake the very foundations of the British Empire. With her faithful valet by her side, Miss McSkimming must deal with butlers, the police, mysterious men in the shadows and a hippo, to get to the bottom of what could be her biggest case yet.

A rollicking comedy with a chic lady investigator and mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old!

Performed by Jessica Bailes, Ellie Pitkin, Chris Starkey, Helen Stratton and Richard Stratton, with live foley from Andrew Crane and David Turnbull.

Recorded live at the Putney Arts Theatre on Saturday 13th May 2017, as part of the Wandsworth Arts Fringe.