About Us

 

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Photograph by Kirsten Mcternan

Artistic Director | Becca Hammond

Born and raised in Cardiff.

Education: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, Bath Spa University and Stage One Producers Alumni 2016.

In 2016 Rebecca founded  Chippy Lane Productions with a focus on producing Welsh Theatre to audiences in and beyond Wales. 

Producing: Love Steals Us From Loneliness by Gary Owen (Camden People’s Theatre / Chapter, Cardiff), An Evening of Welsh Playwrights: Brad Birch & Tim Price (Bloomsbury Literary Festival), Chippy & Scratch Night 2016 (London Welsh Centre), Chippy & Scratch ”Does the Diff” 2017 (Chapter, Cardiff), Chippy & Scratch Night 2017 (London Welsh Centre), GLAS R&D: Arts Council Wales funded (Chapter, Cardiff), Chippy & Scratch Shorts Night 2018 (Theatre503), Chippy Lane’s Rehearsed Readings (Theatre503), MidnightMiracle award winning Web Comedy (DailyMotion / YouTube) In Development: GLAS.

Writing: Rebecca is the co-creator / co-writer of award winning Web Comedy MidnightMiracle (DailyMotion / YouTube) Raindance Web Festival finalist 2015, Pontedawe Arts Centre Finalist 2017 and creator of GLAS Chippy Lane’s next project scheduled for Spring 2019. In Development: GLAS, Hiraeth and Alchemy. 

Theatre: Happiness Ltd (Theatre Royal Plymouth/Salisbury Playhouse & UK Tour), Love Steals Us From Loneliness (Camden People’s Theatre/Chapter,Cardiff),  A Streetcar Named Desire (The Egg, Bath), Heresies (Bristol Old Vic). In 2015 Rebecca was a Triforce MonologueSlam finalist in Cardiff and London.

Television / Film: Rebecca was a regular character in Series 2 and 3 of Sky 1’s Hit Comedy “Trollied”. Most recently she has played the lead character in Web Comedy “MidnightMiracle” shortlisted at Raindance Web Fest 2015 and also starred alongside Tony Way and Esther Smith in “Confection”, a short film by Ed Rigg.

Lecturing: Between 2010-2016 Rebecca was a Lecturer in Theatre History at Bath Spa University. In 2013 she successfully completed her Certificate in Postgraduate Learning at Higher Education and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Favourite place in Wales: The Garth Mountain. Always a cathartic and exhilarating climb.

Favourite thing about Caroline Street (Chippy Lane): 3am before the hangover kicks in. Shoes off, tired feet from dancing at Molokos (RIP), eating chips and curry sauce from Tony’s.

Follow on Twitter: @beccajhammond

Rebecca is a committee member for charity Act For Change who champion diversity and Equality across the Live and Recorded Arts. www.act-for-change.com


Creative Associate | Andrew David

Born and raised in Cardiff

Education: Drana Centre London & Bristol University

Credits includeLove Steals Us From Loneliness, Chippy & Scratch Night 2016, Chippy & Scratch Night 2017, Chippy & Scratch “Does The Diff”, Til We Meet In England for Lost Text/Found Space, Madness In Valencia at The Trafalgar Studios, Treasure This? at The Bush Theatre. He has also performed at The O2 Arena and internationally in Spain and Shanghai. Screen credits include: The Rezort starring Dougray Scott, Jessica De Gouw and Martin McCann and British Independent features Viking Siege, Pub Monkey & the The 95th. 

Work for Chippy Lane: Love Steals Us From Loneliness (Camden People’s Theatre / Chapter), Chippy & Scratch Night 2016 (London Welsh Centre), Chippy & Scratch Night 2017 (London Welsh Centre), Chippy & Scratch “Does the Diff” (Chapter, Cardiff), Chippy & Scratch Shorts Night 2018 (Theatre503), Chippy Lane’s Rehearsed Readings (Theatre503).

Favourite place in Wales: Cardiff

Favourite thing about Caroline Street (the real chippy lane):   I love the real chippy lane for cheesy chips and BBQ sauce….guaranteed to give you weird dreams after a night out in town!

Follow on Twitter: @andydavidactor


Associate Playwright | Jacob Hodgkinson

Born and raised in Nottingham. Lives and works on the edge of Snowdonia.

Education: Jacob is a graduate of both the 2013 Royal Court Young Writers Programme and the 2016 Sherman Theatre’s New Welsh Playwrights Programme. He is currently a member of the 2018 New Welsh Playwrights Programme at the Sherman Theatre, where he is writing a new play under the tutelage of Brad Birch.

Credits includeVANTAGE POINT at the Sherman Theatre and The Other Room (Cardiff, 2016/17); and BLISTERS at the Sherman Theatre (Cardiff, 2016). His plays have been shortlisted for BBC Writersroom Scriptroom 8 and the 2016 Wales Drama Award, and long-listed for the 2017 Papatango New Writing Prize and the 2017 Bruntwood Prize.

Work for Chippy Lane: DIBYNIAETH for Chippy & Scratch Night (London, 2017)

Favourite place in Wales: A pub called The Dovey Valley Hotel, situated in Cemmaes Road. A place to think and drink, and while away the hours talking to the regulars.

Favourite thing about Caroline Street (the real chippy lane): Obvious. Takeaways for when you’re drunk.

Follow on Twitter: @jacobhodgkinson


Creative Associate | Sophie Melville

Born and raised in Swansea. 

Education: Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Nominated for The Evening Standard Best Actress 2017.

Theatre: Iphigenia in Splott (Sherman / National Theatre / Germany / New York), The Divide (Old Vic), Insignificance (Theatr Clwyd), Blackbird (The Other Room), Romeo & Juliet (Sherman), No One Will Tell Me How To Start a Revolution (Hampstead), Low Level Panic (Orange Tree Theatre), Pagan (Old Vic), Under Milk Wood (Theatr Clwyd), Tis Pity She’s a Whore (Theatre By The Lake), See How They Run (Theatre By The Lake) 

Work for Chippy Lane: 
GLAS R&D 2017 (Chapter, Cardiff)
Television: The Missing (BBC)

Favourite place in Wales: Pobbles Bay

Favourite thing about Caroline Street (the real chippy lane): Eating two trays of curry and chips after a Beyonce concert.

Follow on Twitter: @SophieMelville


 

Creative Associate | Rhys Warrington

Raised in Carmarthen, South West Wales.

Education: The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Rhys was also a member of the WGYTC and the National Youth Theatre of Wales.

Writing: Rhys is currently working on Chippy Lane’s next project for 2018 “Glas”- which will be his first full-length play.  

Theatre: ‘WiLd!’ (Tutti Frutti/iPAY USA) ‘Love Steals us from Loneliness’ (Chippy Lane Productions) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ (Pontardawe Arts Centre/Welsh Tour) ‘Antigone’ (GradCo) ‘Recreation’ (Arcola / PlayWROUGHT) ‘How The Other Half Loves’ (Torch Theatre) ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’ (NTW) and ‘Great Expectations’ (Vaudeville Theatre / West End).

Work for Chippy Lane: Love Steals Us From Loneliness (Camden People’s Theatre / Chapter), Chippy & Scratch Night 2016 (London Welsh Centre), GLAS R&D 2017 (Chapter, Cardiff), GLAS: Spring 2019.

Favourite place in Wales: A tough one, but probably Ferryside looking over to Llansteffan or vice-versa.

Favourite thing about Caroline Street (the real chippy lane): Not yet had the pleasure of visiting.

Follow on Twitter: @RhysWarrington