The Blackshaw Arts Hour – Episode 23

This week on the show Matt was in the studio reviewing American Ultra, and we discussed how well the genre mash up works in this particular film.

We heard a New Writing Night piece called Age Uk, written by Kat Roberts that was first heard at Blakshaw’s last New Writing Night back in July.

Next up was Vikki with this week’s Arts Thing Of The Week. She discussed all the theatre that is coming up this Autumn in London and in the studio we talked about what we are going to be seeing and reviewing for you on the coming weeks of The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

Helen joined us in the studio and reviewed the Greek tragedy, Bakkai playing at the Almeida theatre in Islington.

We also exclusively announced the Blackhaw’s upcoming Scare Slam! Taking place at the Horse and Stables on Wednesday the 25th of November all the info can be found here! Come along if you want to hear an evening of terrifying tales, which will then be played later on in the year as a full length show right here on The Blackshaw Arts Hour.

Coming towards the end of the show we heard a piece of new writing entitled The Open Road, written and performed by Perry Sophocleous, another piece that was on the stage for the first time at our New Writing Night back in July.

Enjoy the show and don’t forget to get your tickets for Staying Alive here! 

New Writing Night – July 2015

THE OPEN ROAD
Written & Performed by Perry Sophocleous
Directed by Catherine Lord

THE GATES by Emily Jane Kerr
Directed by Alice Knapton
MATTHEW JOHN WRIGHT – Peter
KITTY LOVETT – Anne

AGE UK by Kat Roberts
Directed by Stephen Bailey
EMILY RAE – Tara
ROSIE MARSH – Kate
ALEX KHANYAGHMA – Jake
PRISCILLA GRAY – Frank
CATHERINE LORD – Alex

TRICK OR TREAT by Tonnvane Wiswell
Directed by Jo Greaves
NICOLLE PATRICIA – Pamela
JOSIE BRIGHTWELL – Krista
ALEX KHANYAGHMA – Clerk
ALEXANDER PANKHURST – Steve

CARER by Dermot Dolan
Directed by Sofia Nakou
ESTHER WANE – Carer
PAUL FOULDS – Elderly Man

Photos by Richard Stratton