Clodagh Chapman is a Manchester-based writer, director & maker.

Things that she’s into include, but are not limited to, work that is very silly, work that is very funny, work that is very sad, and work that is all of these things at once. Also, confetti canons.

Her work has played at venues including The Lowry, Hope Mill Theatre, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Camden People’s Theatre and Contact Theatre, and at BAFTA-qualifying film festivals worldwide. She also does lots of criticism and dramaturgy-adjacent things, and is now a Programme Advisor at Sheffield Doc/Fest and a reader for the Bush Theatre. 

“A brilliant show full of heart – it’s history that is far from dull and has been smacked through a queer kaleidoscope of charm, dark humour and vibrancy”
- The Guardian, on butterfly


BAFTA Connect Membership // from July 2023, in recognition of promise as a writer/director 

Official Selection at BIFA- and BAFTA-qualifying film festivals // with First Kiss (With A Girl)

Rising Star Award (Nom.) at Women X Film Festival 2022 // leading festival for women in film

Pint-Sized Award 2018 (Longlist) // writing award associated with the Bunker Theatre

VAULT Five 2021 (Longlist) // artist development scheme with VAULT Festival


MA Advanced Theatre Practice (Distinction), Royal Central School of Speech & Drama

BSc Geography (First Class Hons), University of Bristol
[ Graduated with the Qualitative Human Geography Dissertation Prize. ]


Box of Tricks Theatre Company, BoxFresh: new work development scheme supported by Rope Ladder Fiction // ongoing

Film Hub North x ASFF, Script Lab: writer development scheme // 2023

Box of Tricks Theatre Company, Pen Pals
: six-month writer development scheme // 2022

RECreate Accelerator: paid programme of artist development from RECreate Agency // 2022

NSDF LAB 21/22: 9-month attachment with NSDF, creating new piece of work // 2021/22

Film London x Young Vic Theatre, ShortCuts: paid talent development scheme // March 2020

Tobacco Factory Theatres: Writers’ Scheme, mentored by Mike Akers // 2018/19

Theatre West: mentoring & script development // Spring 2018