Wed 28th Sept – 5th Oct 2022
Chapter, Cardiff 


“I thought I would be grafting and working on it.
Pursuing it until I breathed my last breath.
My ambition was that concrete.
But ambition will…
Ambition will kill you.”

The spark is instant. Miles away from home they find each other. They were going to make it big, together.

Fast forward years later, a world reset and changed forever they return to where they left it. One an award-winning writer, the other adopting a child and putting faith in crystals. The spark is still there, electric and dangerous. But how do you heal once you’ve been burned?

This lyrical and witty three-hander by Papatango shortlisted, Cardiff playwright Rebecca Jade Hammond is a heartfelt examination of what happens instead of “happy ever after”. The show is directed by Chelsey Gillard. She has recently been appointed as the Artistic Director of the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven.

Chippy Lane Productions might not be a common name on theatre-goers’ tongues, but this is evidence it might soon be.” Arts Desk  ★★★★

If Chippy Lane’s second production was to be summed up in one word, that word would almost certainly be ‘love’. Both on- and off-stage, love permeates through every nook and cranny.Wales Arts Review

Rebecca is pioneering opportunities for women writers from Wales to champion their abilities and break through the boundaries and stereotypes of writing they have previously been confined to.” The Cardiffian.



Company 1 

I Hannah Daniel 

P Jacob Ifan

T Jonathan Hawkins 

Company 2 

I Rick Yale 

P François Pandolfo

T Jonathan Hawkins

The show will be performed by 2 alternating acting companies – the character of T will work across both casts. The companies will alternate shows.

Wed 28th Preview 1 (Company 1) 7:30pm

Thur 29th Preview 2 matinee (Company 2) 2:30pm, (Company 1) 7:30pm

Fri 30th (Company 2) 7:30pm

Sat 1st 2:30pm BSL (Company 2) 7:30pm (Company 1)

Monday 3rd 7:30pm (Company 2)

Tuesday 4th 7:30pm (Company 1)

Wed 5th 2:30pm (Company 1) 7:30pm (Company 2)

Writer | Rebecca Jade Hammond 
Director  | Chelsey Gillard
Designer | Matilda Southcott
Lighting Designer | Jane Lalljee
Composer | Tic Ashfield 
Sound Designer | Chris Laurich
Assistant Director | Tijesunimi Oluwapelumi Olakojo

Producer | Tom Bevan
Stage Manager | Del Roberts

Marketing & PR | Chloe Nelkin Consulting
Publicity Design | Matilda Southcott
Photography & Filming | Jorge Lizalde


Chapter, London Welsh Centre, Philip Carne, Wellbeing in the Arts and Fio. This piece is kindly supported by Arts Council Wales Cyngor Celfyddau Cymru and Philip Carne.