Philippa Mannion c. Alan Brutenic

Philippa is a playwright and theatre-maker 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 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 production manager, stage manager and project co-ordinator in site-specific theatre and outdoor arts. She has worked with Greenwich Theatre, Actors Touring Company, Nutkhut, Papercut Theatre, Welsh National Opera and Dante or Die.


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)

March 2017
Binary, directed by Philippa Mannion and Isabel Sharman (30m)
Pleasance Theatre, Islington (A Pleasance Scratch)

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


View From Here: Northern Ireland, curated by Philippa Mannion, Katherine Nesbitt & Isabel Sharman
written by Patrick Dunlea, David Ireland, Alice Malseed & Abbie Spallen
directed by Helen Broughton, Katie-Ann McDonough, Katherine Nesbitt & Ng Choon Ping
View From Here in association with Theatre503

Associate Producer
Just To Get Married, by Cicely Hamilton
directed by Melissa Dunne
Papercut Theatre with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre
(★★★★ Observer, ★★★★ Evening Standard, ★★★★ The Times)


July 2019
Stage Manager
Prison Project R&D
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, UK Tour: Liverpool, Newbury, Cardiff, Isle of Wight, Paisley, Hull, Norwich, London
Dante or Die

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

January 2019
Stage Manager
Jade City
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,UK Tour: Poole, Hunstanton, Medway
Dante or Die

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

February – March 2018
Stage Manager
View From Here – Northern Ireland


Full Driver’s Licence (passed Feb 2018).
Apple Certified Mac and iOS Technician.
ETC Ion / GIO / EOS Training.
Trained in Tessitura and Spektrix box office ticketing systems.