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Scare Slam 2018

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 for info.

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What people have said about our Scare Slams

"ranging from peculiar to haunting, with some humour thrown in for good measure" – The Spy in the Stalls

"enjoyable, scary and memorable" – London Pub Theatres

"I was totally engrossed by it. A winning horror story that I wanted to end... for all the right reasons!" – Scare Tour UK

Listen to previous Scare Slams here

Tell your story!


  • - 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...

Submit an application form to submissions@blackshawonline.com by midnight on Fri 28th September.

Download a submission form