About Us


Photograph by Kirsten Mcternan

Artistic Director | Becca Hammond

Born and raised in Cardiff.

Education: Royal Central School of Speech & Drama & Bath Spa University.

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

The first project by the company was “Love Steals Us From Loneliness” by James Tait Black Drama Award Winner 2016 – Gary Owen. The production premiered in London at The Camden People’s Theatre and transferred to Cardiff’s Chapter Arts, receiving four and five star reviews from critics.

Rebecca produces an annual Chippy & Scratch Night to showcase new writing from emerging Welsh and Wales based playwrights in London and Cardiff.

In 2016 Rebecca was selected to produce an event for The Bloomsbury Literary Festival,”An Evening of Welsh Playwrights”. For this special event Rebecca selected the work of noted Welsh playwrights Tim Price and Brad Birch.

Rebecca is Executive Producer of award winning web comedy “MidnightMiracle” on DailyMotion and YouTube that has over  100,000 views and has been nominated  and won various International awards on the Web Fest circuit.

Writing: Rebecca is the co-creator and co-writer of “MidnightMiracle”, the pilot episode was shortlisted at Raindance Web Festival 2015. Rebecca is currently in research and development for Chippy Lane’s next project for 2018 “GLAS”.

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”, as 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 include: Love Steals us From Loneliness by Gary Owen at The Camden People’s Theatre and The Chapter Arts Centre, performing across the UK, Spain, and Shanghai in venues such as The Trafalgar Studios, The Leicester Square Theatre, The O2 Arena, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, The Bush Theatre. Andrew is currently performing in The Crystal Maze interactive Experience in London and hosted Chippy & Scratch and Chippy & Scratch “Does The Diff” 2017 at The London Welsh Centre and Chapter, Cardiff.

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

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)

The Missing (BBC)
Favourite place in Wales: Pobbles BayFavourite 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).

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