The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 22

This week on the show, Matt, Alex and Iasha are in the studio with new wrting to play and lots of reviews.
First up Matt reviews the new pixar film Inside Out and we talk in the studio about what it takes to make us cry in films.

Next up is Alex talking about a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream that he is appearing in in a few weeks. The play is on at the Tea House theatre from the 10th – 12th of September and all the details can be found here.

We also played “Have You Seen Spiderman 2?” a piece of new writing we recording last year, written by Joe Banks and performed by Grace Felton and Smith Lowe.

Vikki came to us via pre-record to review some of the shows she saw a few weeks ago at the Edinburgh Fringe and then Helen Johnson reviewed the Cyphers Chekov double bill that was performed at The Proud Archivist a couple of weeks back.

Next up on the show was part 2 of The Whistling Room following up from the last Blackshaw Arts Hour where we left you halfway through an original Carnacki story read by our very own Matt Boothman.


The Blackshaw Arts Hour Episode 13

Join Iasha and Vikki this week for loads of new writing and theatre on The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

Vikki reviews John Wick in place of Matt’s regular movie review.

We heard three pieces of new writing.

1. Slowdown was written and performed by Hannah Puddefoot

2. SMS was performed by Emily Jane Kerr and written by Marianne Powell

3. Have You Seen Spider-Man 2 was written by Joe Banks and performed by Grace Felton and Smith Lowe

Regular Arts Thing Of The Week was back and Vikki gave us info about Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming Theatre Company and the run of plays he will be directing and starring in at the Garrick Theatre in the West End.

We also announced the winner of our Alice in Wonderland competition and had the first listen to our audio trailer for the production.



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Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 6

Tune in to this week’s instalment of the Blackshaw Arts Hour, join Iasha to hear all things theatre and arts in Wandsworth and beyond!

We play Wailing Well, read by Duncan Gates for your listening pleasure and poets Owen Collins and Daisy Thurston-Gent provide us with a mini poetry segment within the show.

Also this week, we have a piece of new writing by Joe Banks called Have you Seen Spider-Man 2? performed by Grace Felton and Smith Lowe.

Happy listening!

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New Writing Night – November 2014

Have you seen Spider-Man 2?
Written by Joseph Banks
Directed by Alejandro Postigo
Performed by Grace Felton
& Smith Lowe

Excessive Force
Written by Nelson Clark
Directed by Jo Greaves
Performed by Gigi Burgdorf
& Deep Johal

Poetry Written & performed by
Owen Collins

Written by Jeremy Fletcher
Directed by Marcus Bazley
Harry: Andrew Wickes
James: Daniel Garcia
Heather: Amy Jackson

Poetry written & performed by
Daisy Thurston Gent

Photography by Zak Thomas & Richard Stratton

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.