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Matthew Holmquist and Becca Hammond chatting about Chippy & Scratch and the winning piece “Cardiff Boy” by Kevin Jones. Click here

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And the winner of Chippy & Scratch 2017 was…



by Kevin Jones

Directed by Matthew Holmquist

Performed by Jack Hammett




Also coming to Chippy & Scratch Does “The Diff” Chapter on the 18th July:



by Neil Bebber

Directed by Jac Ifan Moore

Performed by Chris Hoskins, Tobias Weatherburn



by Ruth Majeed

Directed by Becca Louise Lidstone

Performed by Roanna Lewis, Mica Williams, Rebecca Ormrod



Written & Directed by Poppy Corbett

Performed by Michelle Luther


A massive thank you to everyone involved in last night’s event: Chris Harris, Niamh Handley-Vaughan, Suzy Gill, Rob Peacock, Michelle Luther, Poppy Corbett, Emily Garside, Luke Hereford, Toby Vaughan, Delme Thomas, Melissa Bayern, Jacob Hodgkinson, Michael Gilhooly, Charlotte Griffiths, Andrew David, John McLear, Kevin Jones, Matthew Holmquist, Jack Hammett, Neil Bebber, Jac Ifan Moore, Tobias Weatherburn, Chris Hoskins, Ruth Majeed, Becca Lidstone, Roanna Lewis, Rebecca Ormrod, Mica Williams


We couldn’t have done it without you. We look forward to Cardiff and coming back to The London Welsh Centre again next year. Diolch yn fawr! CLP 🙂

We’re coming back to “The Diff”!

Chippy & Scratch “Does The Diff”

Tuesday 18th July 2017
Chapter, Cardiff

Tickets £10/£8

A feast of Welsh writing and Welsh stories.

Following on from the wildly successful Chippy & Scratch Night in June at The London Welsh Centre, Chippy Lane brings four pieces of Welsh Theatre in progress. As voted by the London Welsh audience, let’s gather together for an evening of entertainment that promises laughter, tears and inspiration.

Creatives TBC

Andrew David

Becca Hammond

Literary Readers:
Becca Hammond
Luke Hereford

Age 12+

Running time: approx. 2 hours 

We are pleased to announce our official selection of playwrights / Directors for Chippy & Scratch 2017

Emily Garside
Kevin Jones
Neil Bebber
Melanie Stevens
Jacob Hodgkinson
Ruth Majeed
Chris Harris
Poppy Corbett

Luke Hereford
Matthew Holmquist
Jac Ifan Moore
Michael Gilhooly
Becca Lidstone
Poppy Corbett
Niamh Handley-Vaughan
Christopher H. Thorpe

We were overwhelmed by the amount of submissions. A special thank you to those that took the time to submit and to Luke Hereford for being our official reader. It’s going to be another cracking night at The London Welsh Centre!

Finally, we can announce our next project!

Created by Rebecca Jade Hammond
Written by Rhys Warrington

A new play premiering across England and Wales in 2018

It’s been an exciting and challenging seven months developing this project and we’ve still got a long way to go.

A bunch of generous souls have helped us get to this point in various guises. From advice to tea and chats to notes and reading the script so beautifully for us. A special thank you to Chelsey Gillard (our Director, you legend), Lisa Zahra, Rhys Isaac-Jones, Sophie Melville, Sion Alun Davies and The London Welsh Centre. We couldn’t have got to this point without your support. To the next phase!

Watch this space…

We’ve appointed our first Creative Associate Rhys Warrington! 

Rhys’ past work for CLP includes Love Steals Us From Loneliness in both London and Cardiff, Chippy & Scratch Night 2016 and our next exciting project a new play currently in development for 2018.

“Chippy Lane is all about championing Welsh work beyond Wales and encouraging an artistic community. For these reasons I am delighted to become a Creative Associate and continue my professional relationship with this fantastic company.” – Rhys Warrington

“His involvement over CLP’s first year and dedication to us has been invaluable. Rhys is the perfect fit for our company as we continue to evolve and nurture Welsh creatives in and beyond Wales.” – Becca Hammond AD

BBC Radio Wales Arts Show
Listen to our Artistic Director Becca Hammond in conversation with Nicola Heywood-Thomas, Sherman Theatre, Gary Owen and Taking Flight Theatre Company talking about the importance of New writing in Theatre.

2016 Highlights

Love Steals Us From Loneliness and bringing Welsh Theatre to audiences beyond Wales. 

What’s On Stage
… I see these women as having paved the way for future artistic posts
 belonging to women. For them to become a greater part of the fabric of theatrical culture in this country.

“There is a real excitement for Theatre that is new, diverse and vibrant…”

Arts Scene in Wales
“Regional work is important. Audiences want to hear stories from everywhere…”

Critically Speaking

“It’s not the National Theatre of London, it’s the National Theatre of Great Britain. People wanna hear about it, they wanna hear voices that are different to them.

Theatre Musings 

“I have put my experiences to good use and have created a company with a focus on what I feel most passionate about: Welsh Theatre”


…Vivid and truthful

Reviews Hub★★★★
A smart interlacing of memories and emotional revelations

A Younger Theatre
Painful & familiar, so much so that many of the audience left in tears

London Theatre1★★★★★
Pearce doesn’t put a foot wrong in bringing Owen’s masterpiece to life

West End Wilma★★★★
The talented Welsh cast bring the characters to life…  

Young Critics Wales★★★★
The whole cast were captivating 

Moving performances rooted in reality

Buzz ★★★★
Owen’s star has continued to rise. With a bit of luck Chippy Lane will prosper too,
if they can continue to stage sharp, clear, well-cast productions like this…