writer + director + maker


©2024 Clodagh Chapman
Clodagh Chapman (she/her) is a writer, director & maker based in Manchester, UK.

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 likes making new work that is very funny, very silly, very sad, and ideally all of these things at once.

Alongside this, Clodagh makes new work with young people - currently via a co-commission between the National Theatre and The Lowry. She also lectures at the University of Saford, and works as a Programme Adviser at Sheffield DocFest 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 & Rope Ladder Fiction, BoxFresh: writer development scheme // 2023
Royal Exchange Theatre, Writers Group: informal writer development scheme // 2022-pres.
Film Hub North x ASFF, Script Lab: writer development scheme // 2023
Box of Tricks, 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 // 2020
Tobacco Factory Theatres: Writers’ Scheme, mentored by Mike Akers // 2018/19
Theatre West: mentoring & script development // Spring 2018