The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 49

This week on the podcast, Matt reviews Hunt for the Wilderpeople, starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison.

Our arts thing this week is The Emmy’s and we talk about the winners and the various performances that occurred this year.
We hear from Richard Stratton at Blackshaws first ever Scare Slam, telling us about spooky things that keep happening to him. We’re getting ready for our upcoming Scare Slam as a part of the London Horror festival, so if you liked Richard’s story then come along to the Old Red Lion on October the 17th.
We also played a piece of new writing from our most recent New Writing Night at the Hen and Chickens, entitled Eyes.
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 48

This week on the show, we delve back into a retro film review and talk about Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice.

Matt wraps up his Edinburgh experience and Iasha went and saw The Book of Mormon this week.
Blackshaw is involved in the Horror Festival this year and we’re doing a transfer of Black Shuck and also staging another one night only Scare Slam. All the information is on our website, and we hope to see you at a show!
To take us out to the end of the show, Ellie takes us through all the movies she’s been to see during the course of her Summer renovations.
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 47

This week, Vikki, Iasha and Alex are joined by a guest and Blackshaw Arts Hour virgin, Dave Turnball.

With Matt in Edinburgh and no one wanting to fill his review shoes, we hear a retro movie review of Labyrinth featuring the late great David Bowie.

After talking Suicide Squad last show and becoming frustrated with the Jared Leto ‘method’ acting marketing circus, Vikki dives into a method acting Arts Thing of the Week with some added history provided from Alex and his theatre studies degree.

Matt’s in Edinburgh, but we’ve still got him working. We hear from him and a few of the shows he’s seen along with friend and reviewer Amy Yorston.

To take us to the end of the show, we heard a New Writing Night piece called Trim, written by James Barry, directed by Ellie Pitkin and performed by Charlotte Worthing

Join us next week for the return of Matt and an overview of Edinburgh 2016!

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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 46

This week Matt, Ellie and Iasha are bring you The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

Matt reviews Suicide Squad, and it doesn’t live up to expectations. We hear fresh new poetry from our friend Owen Collins live from our new, New Writing night venue The Hen and Chickens in Islington.

And then, back by popular demand, it’s Part 2 of Edinburgh Fringe roulette. Going to Edinburgh? Don’t know what to see, join us in finding the weird and wonderful in the depths of the Edinburgh Fringe Roulette.

Tune in next week to hear Matt reporting live from INSIDE Edinburgh

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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 45

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.

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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 43

This week on The Blackshaw Arts Hour, Matt, Ellie and Iasha are in the studio talking about Independence Day 2: Resurgence and playing a new Edinburgh Fringe game.

Flicking through the program live on air we give you tips and information about the various show that are happening this year.
We heard an interview with Tom Weston-Jones and Iasha talked about being on stage at a comedy gig at the Soho theatre. Tune in next week for a replay of out first ever Scare Slam, recorded live at the Horse & Stables in Lambeth.
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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 42

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’.



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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 41

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.
Happy listening!


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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 40

This week on the show, Iasha brings you The Blackshaw Arts Hour minus her regular co-hosts.

Matt, Vikki and Nick review the Grand Budapest Hotel and we hear a very funny question from Helen Johnson posed to our cast and crew of Staying Alive at the beginning of the year.

Richard Stratton told us his three top spooky experiences ranging from childhood all the way though to present day, a story that featured in Blackshaw’s Scare Slam last year.

Next up on the show was Beige, a piece of new writing by Dan Weatherer, performed by Richard Malado and Hayley Marie Axe and Directed by Catherine Lord at one of our regular New Writing Nights at the Horse and Stables in Lambeth.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast here! Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook, the regular Blackshaw Arts Hour team will be back live on your airwaves on the 5th of June on Wandsworth Radio 


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The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 39

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.

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