BIOGRAPHY

Pip grew up in Plymouth, studying at Ridgeway School Comprehensive, before reading Drama & Theatre Arts at University of Birmingham. He began his career in new writing, developing and directing for the fringe, and becoming an Assistant Director at Birmingham Rep and a Support Worker to the Royal Court Young Writers Project.

Pip's freelance work on classic plays includes open air theatre, touring, and a number of Georgian plays for the Restore the Repertoire programme at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Pip was an Associate Director of Perfect Pitch Musicals, developing and directing new musical theatre in workshops, showcases and premieres. He has worked as Resident Director on a number of large scale productions in the West End, and as an Associate Director in the UK and overseas, in English and in translation.

Pip is an experienced script reader and has assessed new plays for a dozen theatres and producers. He has also worked as a visiting director and workshop facilitator for a number of drama schools and training colleges.

CREDITS

EDUCATION
& TRAINING

  EDUCATION & TRAINING

Ridgeway School Sixth Form College - A Levels:

Theatre Studies - A, English - B, Maths - B

 

University of Birmingham - BA Hons Drama & Theatre Arts: 2.1

 

Royal Court/Channel 4 - Drama Directors Programme

Shared Experience /Living Pictures - Directors Acting

National Youth Theatre - Leaders Training Course

NEW MUSICAL THEATRE

NEW MUSICAL THEATRE

Exrtraordinary by Laurence Mark Wythe, University of Central Lancashire 2017

Departure Lounge by Dougal Irvine, George Square 2008 (MTM Award) & Waterloo East 2010

From Up Here by Aaron Lee Lambert, Perfect Pitch at Trafalgar Studios 2009

Musical Theatre Associate, Chris Grady Org at George Square Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Lift by Craig Adams and Ian Watson, Perfect Pitch at Trafalgar Studios 2008

ASSOCIATE DIRECTING
ASSOCIATE DIRECTING
Harry Potter & the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany
Palace Theatre, London 2019
Großmarkt, Hamburg 2020
Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto 2021
Mamma Mia, dir. Phyllida Lloyd, Tour of China 2018
Black Eyed Susan, dir Colin Blumenau
Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2007
SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT

Script assessment for Hampstead, Birmingham Rep, Soho, ACT, Stagecoach, Kings Cross New Writing Award & Sonia Friedman Productions

Director for Transmissions Young Writers Festival, Birmingham Rep 2002

 

Support Worker to Simon Stephens at Royal Court Young Writers Project 2003

Associate Director Perfect Pitch Musicals overseeing submissions for Perfect Pitch Award 2010

CLASSICS

CLASSICS

 

The Mutiny at the Nore by Douglas Jerrold, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds & Theatre Royal Richmond 2008

The Times (reading) Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2008

Box & Cox, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2007

As You Like It, British Shakespeare Company international open air tour, 2007

Romeo & Juliet, BSC open air tour 2006 (Co-Director)

Othello, Good Company UK Tour 2004 (Assistant Director)

NEW PLAYS

NEW PLAYS       

The Diva Drag by Lesley Ross, C Venues, 2010

Unlocking the Door by Rod Dungate (workshop) Birmingham Rep 2007

Swaffham Pedlar by Carl Miller (reading) Junction 2006

Getting Away /Carol (readings) Royal Court YWP 2003

Descent by Carl Miller, Door at Birmingham Rep, 2003

The Wind Farm, University of Birmingham 2002

Snow by Charlotte Thompson, MAC Theatre 1999     

MUSICAL THEATRE

MUSICAL THEATRE

 

Aladdin, Evolution at Crawley Hawth Theatre 2018

Heathers (workshop), West End on Demand 2018

Cinderella, First Family, Manchester Opera House 2015

Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, Alban Arena 2011

World Goes Round, Wyndham's Theatre 2009

Two's a Crowd by Matt Board (new), Rhoda McGraw Theatre Woking 2008

TOURING

TOURING

 

A Bold Stroke For a Husband, Little Bear 2010

 

A Night at the Theatre, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2007

Showstopper! by Dan Rebellato, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds 2005 

The Sneeze by Michael Frayn/Anton Chekov, Good Company 2004 (Co-Director)

RESIDENT DIRECTING

RESIDENT DIRECTING

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child, dir. John Tiffany, Sonia Friedman, Palace Theatre 2016-2019

Wicked dir. Joe Mantello, UK Tour

Michael McCabe / Playful Productions 2013-2015

Viva Forever, dir Paul Garrington

Judy Craymer, Piccadilly Theatre, 2012-2013

Mamma Mia, dir Phyllida Lloyd, Littlestar

Prince of Wales & Novello Theatres, 2010-2012

The Far Pavilions, dir. Gale Edwards, Shaftesbury Theatre 2005

FRINGE THEATRE

FRINGE THEATRE

Stitching by Anthony Neilsen, House of Wolf at White Bear Theatre 2015

Showstopper! by Dan Rebellato, Jermyn Street Theatre 2006

Henna Night by Amy Rosenthal, Etcetera Theatre 2006

Box & Cox, Union Theatre 2004

Attempts on her Life by Martin Crimp, Crescent Theatre 2000

DRAMA SCHOOLS

DRAMA SCHOOLS

Venus Factor (new musical) MTA ,Bridewell 2015

Celebs Anon (new musical) MTA, Drill Hall 2011

Rizen (new musical workshop) Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 2010

Into the Woods, BSA, Crescent Theatre 2009

Mrs Warren's Profession (workshop) East 15 2007

We Happy Few, Birmingham School of Acting 2005

Fen, Birmingham Theatre School, 2003

ASSISTANT DIRECTING

ASSISTANT DIRECTING  

Spamalot, dir. Chris Luscombe, UK Tour, ATG 2010

Wallop Mrs Cox, dir. John Adams, B'ham Rep 2002

Getting to the Foot of the Mountain, dir. Laurie Sansom

The Door at Birmingham Rep 2002

The Wind in the Willows, dir. Rupert Goold, B'ham Rep 2001

Of Mice & Men, dir Jonathan Church, B'ham Rep 2001

Tender dir Anthony Clark, Hampstead/B'ham Rep 2001