Rich Chilver


Graduate of The University of Portsmouth and The Central School of Speech and Drama, Rich has interned in the Literary department of The Hampstead Theatre and benefitted from The Royal Court’s Young Writer’s program. His literary work continued with The Mercury Theatre as their script reader for two years. Rich has worked with Real Circumstance, written for radio with Menagerie Theatre company and his writing has been supported by an Escalator, Arts Council grant.

Rich Chilver’s new play Shed has been developed with the assistance of many creatives from within Frequency Theatre. A work-in-progress of his new play formed part of the 2012 Pulse Festival in Ipswich.

In the Shadow of the Bulldozer

Written by Deanna Walker

Essex, 1975: the sound of bulldozers tearing down neighbours’ homes.

A Leap of Faith

Written by Hollie Hughes

"No, really - I'm going to fly. Right now. Today."

Painted Words

Written by Painted Words competition winners

"For the practice of virtue, a modicum of comfort is necessary."

Oldest Recorded Town

Collated by Rich Chilver and Bethany Sharp

A verbatim comment on Colchester, Britain's oldest recorded town.

Just like Pain

Written and Directed by Rich Chilver.

The sounds of her car accident stay with Lara in her everyday life.

A Place of Importance

Written by Rich Chilver

Burt tries to convince his wife that this really is a place of importance, and a place in which she should stay.

Under the Willow Tree

Written by Armelle Lajus

Kept apart for thirty five years, William returns to Mary a different man.

Contains Nudity

Written by Rex McGregor

Bringing the concept of having an ‘active’ old age to a new level!

Isn’t It Jolly to Die

Written by Rich Chilver

Death by committee takes on a new meaning.

The Phone Call

Written by Raaj Rana

An innocent phone call on the way home becomes a record of something much worse in Frequency Theatre's first horror play.
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