This is a great opportunity for Welsh and Wales based writers to showcase new work in progress, in front of an audience and panel of industry professionals. On the night a winner is decided by an industry panel and receives a Welsh wooden plaque crowned “Chippy & Scratch Best Playwright”. The submission window for our next Shorts Night will open in late spring 2019. For further information please email

Past Winners Include Kevin Jones ‘Cardiff Boy’ 2017, Greg Glover ‘Black & White’ 2018. 

Writers included in our scratch nights have gone onto work / collaborate with the following: 

Companies Dirty Protest, Chippy Lane Productions, Dutch National Opera, National Theatre of Wales, Fest Norwood, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, Red Oak Theatre, Clock Tower Theatre, Spilt Milk Theatre, No Boundaries Theatre, Get Over It Productions, Edinburgh Fringe Festival,

Venues The Space London, Waterloo East Theatre, Sherman Theatre, The Other Room, Bread & Roses Theatre, Lion and Unicorn Theatre, Wales Millenium Centre, Theatr Clwyd

Programmes New Welsh Playwrights Programme, Royal Court Writers Programme, Chippy Lane’s WFW Group, Actors Centre Writers Group,

Awards / Funding / Competitions Theatre503 Writers Award, Papatango, Hartswood Films Writers Competition, Wales Drama Award, BBC Writers Room, Arts Council Wales, Pentabus Writer in Residency, Old Vic 12, Arts Council England 


*Please note we can only collaborate, create and produce the work of writers who are Welsh born or currently Wales based in keeping with our ethos to champion Welsh and Wales based creatives in and beyond Wales.