Philippa Mannion c. Alan Brutenic

Philippa is a playwright and stage manager from Edinburgh, who is now based in Cardiff. In 2010, she won the BBC Scotland Radio Drama – Finding New Dramatic Voices competition and was mentored by the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland. Philippa completed an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London in 2013. She co-produced View From Here Festivals of New Writing in association with Theatre503 between 2016 and 2018. She developed her solo show Trench with Pleasance Theatre, London.

In addition to producing her own work, Philippa has worked as production manager, technical stage manager and project co-ordinator, with a special focus on site-specific theatre and outdoor arts. She has worked with Greenwich Theatre, Actors Touring Company, Nutkhut, Papercut Theatre, Welsh National Opera, Wise Children, Arts Active and Dante or Die.


Nov – Dec 2021
Company Stage Manager
XXXmas Carol, directed by Duncan Hallis
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Oct – Nov 2021
Production Manager / Covid Officer
Nightmare Scenario, directed by Hannah Noone
The Riverfront, Newport

Sep – Oct 2021
Production Supervisor
Sweat, directed by Patricia Logue
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

July 2021
Stage Manager
Visits (R&D), by Siân Owen
Papertrail Theatre in association with Sherman Theatre

April – July 2021
Covid-19 Monitor
RWCMD Productions
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Cardiff

October – November 2020
Stage Manager
TOR Emerging Writers (Filmed Rehearsed Readings)
The Other Room, Cardiff

September 2020
Stage Manager
Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night, by Dominick Argento
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

August 2020
User Not Found: A video podcast, by Dante or Die
Online: YouTube

January – February 2019
Production Supervisor
Tartuffe, by Moliere in a new version by John Donnelly
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

December 2019
LX Board Op
The Night Before Christmas 
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny

December 2019
Stage Manager
Bert & Cherry’s Christmas Plum Pudding
St David’s Hall, Cardiff

October – November 2019
Technical Stage Manager
User Not Found by Chris Goode & Dante or Die 
UK and International Tour: Reading, Canterbury, London, Harrogate, Spalding, New York City, Tel Aviv.
Dante or Die

September 2019
Stage Manager
Jade City by Alice Malseed
The Bunker, London
View From Here 

July 2019
Production Assistant / ASM (Cover)
Malory Towers, adapted by Emma Rice
Passenger Shed, Bristol Temple Meads
Wise Children

July 2019
Stage Manager
Kiss, Marry, Kill R&D, by Dante or Die & James Baldwin
Stone Nest, London
Dante or Die

June – July 2019
Stage Manager
Bert’s Magical Musical Kitchen
Borough Theatre, Abergavenny & St David’s Hall, Cardiff
Arts Active

March – June 2019
Technical Stage Manager
User Not Found, by Dante or Die
UK Tour: Liverpool, Newbury, Cardiff, Isle of Wight, Paisley, Hull, Norwich, London
Dante or Die

February – March 2019
Production Manager
Take On Me, by Andrew Muir & Dante or Die
UK Tour: Salford, London, Reading
Dante or Die

January 2019
Stage Manager
Jade City by Alice Malseed
VAULT Festival, London

December 2018
Stage Manager
The Coronation of Poppea (R&D)
August012 & Welsh National Opera

November 2018
Production Manager
Take On Me, by Andrew Muir & Dante or Die
UK Tour: Poole, Hunstanton, Medway
Dante or Die

April – October 2018
Technical Stage Manager
User Not Found, by Dante or Die
London Previews, Edinburgh Festival and UK Tour: Ipswich, Derby, Limerick, Harlow, Reading, Brighton, Lincoln, Oxford, Bath, Cambridge, Mansfield, Leicester, Manchester, Portsmouth
Dante or Die


Full Driver’s Licence (passed Feb 2018).
Apple Certified Mac and iOS Technician.
ETC Ion / GIO / EOS / Nomad Training.
Trained in Tessitura and Spektrix box office ticketing systems.
QLab user & programmer.
Ability to read music.
Final Cut Pro, Photoshop & InDesign.
Versed in HTML, CSS & Javascript.


May 2019
Supernova, created by Philippa Mannion (20m)
New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (PULSE Festival)

January 2018
Crossrail, directed by Jodie Botha (30m)
The Space Arts Centre, London (One Festival 2018)

May 2017
Binary, directed by Philippa Mannion and Isabel Sharman (30m)
Camden People’s Theatre, London (Hotbed: A Festival of Sex)

September 2016
Trench, directed by Isabel Sharman (45m)
Pleasance Theatre, Islington (part of Litmus Fest 2016)