20 episodes

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.

The Blackshaw Arts Hour Blackshaw Theatre

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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

    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.

    • 9 min
    Scare Slam 2021 - Live

    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/ 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Trouble at Sea: A Miss McSkimming Mystery

    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

    • 45 min
    Foley Fun

    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).
     

    • 8 min
    Scare Slam 2019 - Live

    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/)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Scare Slam 2019 - Trailer

    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

    • 56 sec

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