Hugh Chapman, 26 January 2014

I'm working on a play about fracking in the UK


If you want to find out more about fracking in the UK I recommend the Frack Off

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Comments: 4

Bethany Wells, 28 January 2014

I'd be interested in keeping in touch with this thread + research. I had an idea to create a sound installation based on

fracking and the protest movement last year, but it didn't get off the ground - partly because I didn't know enough, couldn't

get my head around the issue and didn't know where I stood on it .

I thought about a rural tour to communities that fall on the shale gas hotspot map? Or a play for activists?

There were a few lines from Sarah Kane, Crave, that struck me with relation to the feelings I have around fracking:


You're never as powerful as when you know you're powerless.



I have a black side I know. I have a side so green you will never know.


Have another drink, another cigarette.

I'd be interested to hear more about your scratch play; it'd be great to chat if you need a designer?



Hugh Chapman, 24 February 2014

Hi Bethany,

I'm developing the piece in Cambridge.

It's coming along…

I love the idea of a rural tour around communities that fall on the shale gas hotspot map.

I want it to be for as broad an audience as possible, but yes a play for activists in the sense that if you weren't an activist

at the start I'd like you to be one by the time you leave!

So I don't know about the practicalities of getting together to talk about this. I'm mainly looking for performers to work with

at the moment.

Best wishes,


Chris Grady, 3 February 2014

Lots more articles Hugh coming through

This one might give you a route for some more research

South Downs business leaders

Still up for a Balcombe visit Thur 13th with Kath



Hugh Chapman, 24 February 2014

This is coming along…

I've updated the call for collaborators on the blog -