The Worlds of Blake’s 7: Avalon

‘Cliff Chapman is also excellent as the conflicted new recruit Madison, a former record clerk who finds the privations of life in the rebellion hard to adjust to…”

‘Reluctant new crew member (and former Federation data analyst, introduced in Volume One‘s “Throwback”) Madison is not a fan of heroic gestures. His understandable outrage at Avalon’s duplicitous ways of working provide the episode’s main drama. Christopher Cooper’s script brings Madison’s personal dilemmas to life particularly effectively, and Cliff Chapman once again delivers a fine performance in the role delivering just the right blend of sensitivity and exasperation.’ Cult Box

“Sucked into this rebellion unwillingly, he is terrifically engaging: Cliff Chapman’s performance is by turns, petulant and endearing and I can’t wait to hear how Madison survives in a hostile universe.” Indie Mac User

‘This episode is a particular showcase for Madison, who has been an interesting support to Avalon since the first box-set… Madison sometimes delivers a few Avon-like intellectual put-downs and has a Vila-ish focus on his own survival, but he’s a distinctive character whose relatively privileged previous life with the Federation informs his attitude in a way that causes conflict with almost every rebel he encounters.  His non-friendship with Avalon is consistently sparky, and Cliff Chapman keeps him constantly real.

A theme of this volume is Madison’s disgust at the temporary company which Avalon is prepared to keep in order to realise her long-term goals.  This comes to a head in this episode with the appearance of Dev Tarrant, as Madison struggles with a desire for personal revenge that runs contrary to Avalon’s plans and the cause of the resistance.  The venomous hatred Madison feels is vividly conveyed by Chapman…’ We Made This

“It takes a fair amount of gumption to play a scene like that with an actor of Greif’s calibre and vocal quality, but to give him his due, Chapman more than holds his own, making the story a subtle battle of wills and words and making us invest in Madison’s future, despite the fact that as a character, he’s difficult to warm to – a fact not lost on his fellow resistance members as time goes on… pitting Greif and Chapman against each other produces something powerful, the kind of audio you can eat a hell of a lot of popcorn to. And probably a few fingernails too.” Project Torchwood

Blake’s 7 Restoration 2: Happy Ever After

‘As a result, because the setting and the tone of the story is very Shakespearean, the performance of the guest cast is regal and flawless. Cliff Chapman, as the conniving Queen’s advisor Tyrric, also has a voice not unlike that of a young Paul Darrow. Dare I say it but could Chapman be a worthy successor to the great man himself as Avon in the future?’

Eye of Night

“The voice work is the highlight though, bringing great personality to each character – Cliff Chapman’s Grey Knight Justicar and Annie Aldington’s cackling crone Moriana are highlights…” Track of Words

Agent of Throne: Blood And Lies

“The main narrative, then, sees Ianthe and Artabanus (voiced by Cliff Chapman), a ‘cyber-devotee’ who’s another of Covenant’s agents, trying to track down the cult in the midst of city-wide riots and local enforcer purges… The cast all do sterling work as ever, keeping their performances grounded and believable; Chapman once again (after Dark Compliance) delivers an excellent base for the SFX to manipulate his voice into the dry mechanical tones of Artabanus.” Track of Words

Scions of Elysia
“Cliff Chapman (Adullam), Stephen Perring (Zachariah) and Jonathan Keeble (Adullam’s interrogator) all deliver their lines with aplomb.” Track of Words

“It goes without saying that the standard of the audio elements is outstanding. The seven-strong voice cast, familiar names (and voices) all, put in their usual excellent performances…” Track of Words

King Chaos

‘King Chaos sets a cracking pace right from the start and never lets up. All (the cast) are excellent and clearly having fun – their enjoyment is infectious.’ Camden Fringe Voyeur

‘The small cast of four very contrasting characters are an absolute delight to watch.’ A Younger Theatre

Global Mega Inc

‘Cliff Chapman as CEO Jeremiah Baptiste (a cross between General Melchett in Blackadder Goes Forth and Jay in The Inbetweeners) brought a requisite joie de vivre to the proceedings.’ FemaleArts * * * *  

Pilgrim Shadow

‘Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary really embrace their roles – Tyler is all exaggerated patience and tragicomic dignity like Harold Steptoe…’ Camden Fringe Voyeur Remote Goat * * * * 

‘The snappy interactions between Chapman and Joselyn bring a great atmosphere to the play.’ Remote Goat * * * *

‘It’s all pulled off with a bat-on-caffeine-binge energy… In the script, it’s not what is said as much as it is left unsaid that really hits home. This is in no small part thanks to Chapman and Joselyn, who once again carry the comedy and characterisation off flawlessly. The pair continually push their characters’ believability to breaking point in search of a laugh, but always know when to pull back… It’s a classic contrast and one that the pair, all bluster and wide eyes respectively, work beautifully. As ever, if on TV… their pairing I suspect would be seen as one of the greats… any time spent with these characters is a joy, regardless of what’s going on.’ Views From The Gods * * * *

‘The acting was again top notch making the unlikely characters fully believable.’ Graeme Hurry, K-Zine

Dead Static


‘Dead Static is a really nice piece of small theatre, performed with considerable ability… The bravado and intensity of Chapman juxtaposed with the feckless apathy of Joselyn is the real success of this play… steady strong performances… Confident acting here… The anger and frustration portrayed by Chapman was arrogantly brilliant… the actors did an excellent job of portraying the morales and fears of both characters… it really is quite a splendidly thoughtful and hilarious production.’  James Bacon, Forbidden Planet International


‘Cliff Chapman as Tyler and Adam Joselyn as Gary are two excellent clowns in what is… certainly even funnier a space comedy than Red Dwarf.’ Snipe London

‘A great night of sf comedy brought alive by two seriously good actors… The minimalist set let the audience’s imagination work overtime and the slow release of explanation satisfied curiosity while the comic personalities on stage established themselves. Brilliant characterisation and an hour very well spent.’ Graeme Hurry

Liar’s League: Kiss-Kill

‘When done well, like this piece… epistolary storytelling can be quite effective. I’ve also seen it done badly, but not this time. What makes it work is the strength of the narrative voice… which is carried well, indeed, enhanced by Cliff Chapman’s reading.’ Mimetic Declination


A Hero’s Journey

‘There is a feisty performance from Ellen Gallagher… and a delightful one from Chapman as the phantom Dr Who.’ Howard Loxton, The British Theatre Guide

‘Solid work performed with authority to full houses by an excellent pro cast.’ Stephen Gallagher


‘Armand Duval (Cliff Chapman), is also a challenging role. The French nobleman successfully woos Camille and must portray an emotional intensity and purity that stands out from the pretentious world inhabited by Camille and her cohorts. He captured Armand’s passion and his rather naive, but touching, love for Camille very convincingly.’ Melanie Wright, IOM Today

Misty Moon Events (As MC)

For Nicola Bryant: “I really liked the host/interviewer, Cliff Chapman, too. It was his first gig for Misty Moon, and I’ll be surprised if it’s his last. Obviously a huge Doctor Who fan, he had the facts in his head, some decent questions and a self-deprecating sense of humour.”

For Sophie Aldred: “Host Cliff Chapman took Sophie step by step through her Doctor Who career… Cliff did a fine job, and Sophie was as great as ever, chatting for two hours that flew by. An Ace night in every sense.” ‘MinkyKnights”, Gallifrey Base Forum


‘You utter bastard, sir! You made me cry! Seriously great reading. There’s a subtle sensitivity you lend to the funeral scene, for example, that’s pitch perfect. Great Sasquatch voice too – hope that didn’t wreck your throat. But in short, brilliantly done. I’ll be more than happy to recommend your services to other authors!’ Simon Forward, Author

‘Cliff recently produced three pieces of audio work for me. I originally asked him to do just one, entitled Gary Plays for Man United – a challenging monologue about a man who abuses his female partner. He performed it brilliantly, and it was exactly what I imagined it could be – but also he added extra elements so that the character instantly became more rounded and three-dimensional. Cliff also added sound effects which added to the atmosphere. Cliff has an excellent sense of timing which meant that the play build gradually to a climax, serving to maximise the dramatic impact. Cliff was able to record, edit and return to me a final version within just a day – I was extremely impressed with the turnaround.

I was so pleased with Cliff’s work, that I then asked him to produce 2 further plays – Spellbound and Lost That Loving Feeling, for which he used his actress contacts to perform each of the monologues. Again, I was extremely impressed by the standard of the acting, the production and the turnaround.

I would recommend Cliff’s services to other budding writers out there – he helped make my work come alive!’ Steve Maggs, Writer

‘I first asked Cliff to put together some introduction pieces for my radio show back in 2012, these worked really well so I invited him to come up with some more jingles and stingers that I could use during my show. His approach to work is excellent, showing real professionalism, he asked open questions to understand exactly what I wanted (at the time of talking, I didn’t really know what I wanted), he made some useful suggestions that we ended up going with. The results are absolutely wonderful, I am now looking forward to using the new material in future radio shows, thanks Cliff, you’re a star !!’ Steve Muscutt, Producer, The Listening Post www.

‘Cliff is an extremely talented, versatile actor and a consummate professional. Having directed and worked with Cliff on numerous ManMoth theatre and film projects, I can say with total confidence that he’s incredibly hard working, reliable, enthusiastic and knows his craft inside out. Cliff’s an asset to any team, full of intelligent ideas and a great person to work with.’ Steve Jordan, Writer/Director,  ManMoth Productions/Bad Bat Productions

‘Cliff Chapman is an extremely hard working actor [who] brought so many ideas to the table about his character. On set, he was always punctual and willing to try things, including some mild stunts, he committed himself to everything… Cliff was always at ease with all members of cast & crew and was a very likeable member of the team. He is a very easy man to direct as he picks things up very easily and works hard on perfecting them. As a man, I respect Cliff as he is a hard working individual… If you want a strong performer, likeable and professional person, Cliff Chapman is your man.’ Dominic Ryan Writer/Director, The Christmas Party