National Theatre Wales + Sherman Theatre in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales + BBC Arts 

Network Play Readings: Lung Water

Lung Water


27 June from 7.00pm



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Please note that LUNG WATER contains strong language, sexual references, adult themes and scenes of a sensitive nature.

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LUNG WATER by Chippy Lane Productions Ltd

Writer Jacob Hodgkinson

Director Hannah Noone

"I never wanted you to have to go through that when you were, what? Thirteen, no? Thirteen, and me left with you. Stuck. Forever. God help me..."

Lizzy and Carol's relationship is strained at the best of times. But following a workplace tragedy, Lizzy visits her mother in search of answers. Is it the traumas of her past that have led her to the mistakes of her present? Or is it something deeper? 

Chippy Lane's rehearsed reading of Jacob Hodgkinson’s new play promises a shattering online theatre experience. Punctuated with biting black humour, LUNG WATER is a ferocious family tragicomedy packed with sharp twists and revelations. LUNG WATER is the fourth edition of National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre’s Network Play Readings series.

About the project

Chippy Lane Productions are London-based Welsh theatre makers committed to championing Welsh and Wales-based talent. Chippy Lane Productions were due to stage the world premiere of LUNG WATER by their Associate Playwright Jacob Hodgkinson, directed by Hannah Noone this spring. The Covid-19 situation has meant that this production has had to be postponed but audiences will still have an opportunity to experience LUNG WATER this year through National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre’s Network Play Readings programme. Jacob and Hannah previously collaborated on BETWEEN ETERNITY AND TIME with Sherman Theatre and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Jacob and Hannah are alumnus of Sherman Theatre’s New Welsh Playwright’s Programme and JMK Director’s Group (supported by The Carne Trust) respectively.

About Chippy Lane Productions

Chippy Lane Productions Ltd. (CLP) was founded in 2016 by Rebecca Jade Hammond, a Cardiff born actor, writer and producer. CLP’s primary mission is to promote Welsh and Wales-based theatre and talent, to audiences in and beyond Wales.CLP is a London-based Welsh company created in response to our research that showed a lack of Welsh work being produced beyond Wales. The arts, in Wales and from Welsh origin, are undergoing change and there is a wealth of excitement for writing, acting and theatre that is new, diverse and vibrant. CLP achieves its goal by building relationships with established Welsh and Wales-based playwrights, encouraging and producing new work, and reaching out to Welsh communities living inside and outside of Wales. “The grass roots of Welsh performance are irrepressible” (CLP in Theatre In Wales, 2018).

LUNG WATER will be livestreamed at 7pm on 27 June and then available on demand here.

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Rebecca Jade Hammond

Ri Richards

Lisa Zahra

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