The Blackshaw Arts Hour
The Blackshaw Arts Hour
Blackshaw Theatre
Exciting radio drama, produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company (London, UK). A cracking catalogue of our fortnightly 'magazine' style show on Wandsworth Radio, plus standalone audio drama.
Shallow
A short audio drama by Jeremy Fletcher Performed by Josephine Arden and Alexander PankhurstDirected by Ellie Pitkin Sound Design by Andrew Crane  Produced by Blackshaw Theatre Company   Sarah and Jay make preparations, as a tsunami heads for Doncaster.   Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Sheffield on 27th May 2022.
Jun 26, 2022
9 min
Scare Slam 2021 - Live
The Scare Slam - Live from the Pleasance Theatre, London - 24th October 2021 Part of the London Horror Festival Warning: explicit content - suitable for ages 14+ Compere: Ellie Pitkin The Woman on the Ceiling by Julie Barnett  666 PROBLEMS by Sarah Tejal Hamilton Feed the World, written by Rhiannon Owens, performed by Natalie Winter  Gone by Sasha Ravencroft  An Unusual Undertaking by Andrew James Brown  Mr Tumnus by Sam Greenwood  Readings from 'Strewwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann, performed by Ellie Pitkin Photos by Richard Stratton: https://blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com/2021/10/26/scare-slam-2021/
Dec 21, 2021
1 hr 2 min
Trouble at Sea: A Miss McSkimming Mystery
Following our award-winning production of The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell by Chris Buxey (Stage Door New Writing Award 2018), we return to the Wandsworth Arts Fringe with a radio play recorded in front of a live audience (hilarious sound effects included). Miss McSkimming takes to the high seas in her second adventure, presented by Blackshaw Theatre.  Expecting a pleasant transatlantic cruise, Miss McSkimming must instead deal with a missing companion and a series of mysterious thefts, all whilst trying to avoid panic amongst her fellow passengers. A rollicking comedy with mysteries abounding, this piece promises to delight audiences, young and old! ‘Trouble at Sea: A Miss McSkimming Mystery’ was written by Richard Stratton. Performed by Natalie Winter, Chris Starkey, Alexander Pankhurst, Josh Yard, Richard Stratton, and Ellie Pitkin; with live foley from Betty Smith, Rhys Cannon, Safa Siddiqi and Thanatchanan Marktavee. With sound design by Andrew Crane. The music used was ‘The Show Must Be Go’ by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com, licensed under the Creative Commons. Directed by Ellie Pitkin, this was a Blackshaw Theatre Company Production.  Related links: Some Treachery: A Miss McSkimming Mystery The Final Adventure of Frankie Fightwell
Aug 10, 2021
45 min
Foley Fun
Try your hand at foley! Radio plays need sound effects, and we like ours to be home made (just like Mama used to make).  Do you want to try your hand at foley (creation of sound effects), and even have the chance for them to be featured in our upcoming live radio play?    It's a perfect social distancing-friendly activity - just use household objects and your imagination.  You can get some hints and tips from this interview we did with our head foley artist, Andy.   We're looking for: - ship engine- seagulls- man falls overboard- train chugging along- serving breakfast - water splashes against the side of a boat - someone shoo-ing at displeased chickens - someone is hit on the head and slumps on a table- a puck being hit, ricocheting around the ship, smashing a drinking glass, striking a seagull, and splashing into the sea (advanced level!)   Send us your sound files, tell us how you made them, and send photos/videos (if you like), to blackshawtheatre@gmail.com or on twitter/instagram (@blackshawupdate, @blackshawtheatre).
Apr 7, 2020
8 min
Scare Slam 2019 - Live
The Scare Slam - Live from the Pleasance Theatre, London - 11th October 2019 Part of the London Horror Festival Warning: explicit content - suitable for ages 14+ Compere: Ellie Pitkin The Sad Kid in the Corridor by Duncan Gates Bed for Sale, Excellent Condition written by Nikky O'Hare, performed by Natalie Winter The Bistro by Andrew James Brown Her by George Morris The Dog Who Saw Ghosts by Eleanor Verner Twinkle Twinkle by Reece Connolly The Summer of 66 by Mike Levanzin  Readings from 'Strewwelpeter' by Heinrich Hoffmann, performed by Ellie Pitkin Photos by Richard Stratton: http://bit.ly/ScareSlamPics Music from https://filmmusic.io  "Come Play with Me" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Oct 15, 2019
1 hr 9 min
Scare Slam 2019 - Trailer
A night of chilling storytellingProduced by Blackshaw Theatre CompanyLovers 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 fifth annual Scare Slam.Prepare yourself for a night of chilling tales from both sides of the line of veracity.   Tickets £12/10 - http://bit.ly/ScareSlam2019 Come on down for a scare, or, if you’d like to contribute a story, apply here: https://forms.gle/rWxXGhrejPkC61vW9 Listen to 2018’s Scare Slam here: https://blackshawtheatre.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/blackshaw-arts-hour-episode-93/“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
Sep 9, 2019
56 sec
Episode #100 - The Blackshaw Arts Hour
In the 100th episode of the Blackshaw Arts Hour, Ellie and Matt are joined by Blackshaw regulars: Strat, Alex, Vikki, Andy and Violaine. The final of 'Strat & Alex do Art' - abstract painting A look back at our favourite Arts Hour moments A compilation of Ellie's art criticism witticisms
Jan 29, 2019
1 hr 3 min
Episode #99 - The Blackshaw Arts Hour
The fourth thrilling episode of 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Marcus Bazley - our collaboration with Cyphers Theatre Company. Full cast/creatives list and backstage goodies on our blog: http://blackshawonline.com/blog/category/theatre/great-expectations/
Jan 15, 2019
33 min
Episode #98 - The Blackshaw Arts Hour
The third thrilling episode of 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Marcus Bazley - our collaboration with Cyphers Theatre Company. Full cast/creatives list and backstage goodies on our blog: http://blackshawonline.com/blog/category/theatre/great-expectations/
Jan 1, 2019
34 min
Episode #97 - The Blackshaw Arts Hour
The second thrilling episode of 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. Adapted by Marcus Bazley - our collaboration with Cyphers Theatre Company. Full cast/creatives list and backstage goodies on our blog: http://blackshawonline.com/blog/category/theatre/great-expectations/
Dec 18, 2018
32 min
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