New Writing Night – March 2016 (Showcase Award Shortlist)

Bruised by Hannah Puddefoot

Directed by George Islay-Calderwood

Emma – Lisa Ronaghan

Mike – Dan Burman


Cailleach Og by Gerald Moynihan

Directed by Jo Greaves

Cailleach Óg – Jo Greaves

Màire Mí Dhomhnaill – Natasha Colenso


Maybe God is Michael by Karen Bartholomew

Directed by Stephen Bailey

Paul – Robert Daoust

Helen – Hilary Buss

Vicar – Koullis Kyriacou


Parents by Dan Weatherer

Directed by Tutku Barbaros

Gilly – Daniel Garcia

Tom – Tom Slatter

Steff – Abigail Morgan

Marianna – Natasha Colenso


The Unexpected Guest by Rosie Marsh

Directed by Ellie Pitkin

Hannah – Angela Ferns

Sally – Emily Rae


Photos by Richard Stratton.


NEWS: Shortlist for the Showcase Award 2016

*Announcement Klaxon*


Shortlisted pieces for our 2016 Showcase Award are…


Maybe God is Michael by Karen Bartholomew

The Unexpected Guest by Rosie Marsh

Cailleach Og by Gerald Moynihan

Bruised by Hannah Puddefoot

Parents by Dan Weatherer


You can see all 5 pieces being performed at the New Writing Night on Weds 30th March, The Horse & Stables (Waterloo), 7.30pm.  Tickets £4 advance, £5 cash on the door.

Book your ticket now.



The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 19

This week on the Blackshaw Arts Hour, Vikki and Matt join Iasha in the studio. Matt reviews the film Minions and we hear a live recording of a piece of new writing performed at the most recent Blackshaw New Writing Night. The piece we played was called Beige and was written by Dan Weatherer, directed by Catherine Lord. Richard Malado played the part of Milton and Gayle was played by Hayley Marie Axe

Vikki’s Arts Thing Of The Week this week was discussing the anticipation surrounding the news of a Harry Potter play entitled, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, due to hit the West End int he summer of 16′.

We also heard from Helen Johnson with a review of Bugsy Malone, and we chatted about child stage actors.

Hannah Puddfoot’s piece of theatre, Slowdown was also played, in which Hannah wrote and performed herself with help from Ian Ward who created the sound.

Join us again on the 19th of July for the next instalment of The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

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New Writing Night – July 2014

Hurting Each Other

Written by Hannah Puddefoot

Directed by Ian Ward

Man: Smith Lowe

Woman: Claire Lloyd


The Dog That Ate My Homework

Written by Natalie Sheriff

Directed by Stephen Bailey

Jack: Sam Meleady

John: Jay Osborne

Jill: Emily Jane Kerr


Poetry written & performed by

Daisy Thurston-Gent (accompanied by Jon Payne (guitar) & Catherine Tarrant (viola))


Alice Springs

Written by Sian Rowland

Directed by Joanna Greaves

Alice: Eleanor Burke

Zoe: Stephanie Green

Tom: Benedict Waring



Written by Harold Kimmel

Directed by Christian Durham

Donna: Victoria Jane Appleton

Bunny: Annie McKenzie

Ghost: Sam Meleady

Photos by Richard Stratton & Nick Tatchell.