Philippa Mannion c. Alan Brutenic

Philippa is a playwright and theatre-maker from Edinburgh, who is now based in Cardiff. Her work juxtaposes  scientific theories and case studies with personal stories. Her main body of work explores female sexuality through the lenses of geography, computing and science.

Her plays include: I Don’t Live Here Anymore (Edinburgh Fringe), [Un]Known Unknowns (The Arches) , Putting Words in my Mouth (The Arches/Tron Theatre/Prague Fringe), The Only Way Is Cinders (Scottish Storytelling Centre), Wrecking Ball (Theatre503/View From Here), Trench (Pleasance Theatre/Litmus Festival), Binary (Camden People’s Theatre), Crossrail (The Space Arts Centre), Supernova (Pulse Festival).

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 College in 2013. She co-produced View From Here Festivals of New Writing in association with Theatre503 between 2016 and 2018. She developed her solo shows Trench and Binary with Pleasance Theatre, London.

In addition to producing her own work, Philippa has worked as a stage manager, project co-ordinator and front of house manager in site-specific theatre and outdoor arts. She has worked with Greenwich Theatre, Actors Touring Company, Nutkhut, Papercut Theatre and Dante or Die.