performer/ theatre maker/ facilitator


Aims to :: create moving explorations of human experience. 

Works using :: words/ mask/ mime
puppetry/ dance/ clown
Exploring ::
 languages beyond
spoken and written.
Curious about ::
kaleidoscope identities 
Wonders about :: 
metamorphic realities
 shifting perspectives.


Alongside developing her own practice, Pip has worked with companies including 1927, Redcape Theatre, the English National Opera, Chimera Network, Teatro Envilo and is an associate artist with new Irish company Brú Theatre.
 She has performed in theatre festivals and venues in the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Belgium, Luxembourg, Finland, Denmark, Kazakhstan, South Korea, and Columbia.  She was a participant in the first ever IdeasHub Interdisciplinary workshop at the Wellcome Trust in 2018.
Independent work includes Marelle (supported by Canada Water Culture Space), Unmasked (collaboration with Sam Williams, supported by Kone Foundation, curated by Antares Galleria, Highly Commended in Deptford X arts festival), Kinkens (supported by Arts Council, Camden People's Theatre, Bristol Ferment, Somerset Take Arts, Pound Arts).
Bru Theatre - Cleite by Julia Dunin Phot


Brú Theatre

"A deceptively simple story, told beautifully…backed by stunning sean-nós songs" (Connacht Tribune) 

Creator/ Director James Riordan

Producer Jill Murray

Mask Maker Orla Clogher

Costume Cherie White

Performer by Philippa Hambly

Sean nós singer Caitlín Ní Chualáin

Stage Manager Catherine Denning

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Golem, 1927

Role: Robert

Uk & international touring 2017 - 18

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

International Living Theatre Festival, Aarhus, Denmark

Old Vic, Bristol

New Wolsey Theatre, PULSE, Ipswich

Oxford Playhouse, Oxford

Harrogate Theatre, Harrogate

Festival de Amada, Portugal

Festival MIT, Ribadavia, Spain

Doncaster Theatre, Doncaster

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Theatre Royal, Margate

Liverpool Playhouse, Liverpool

Vitoria-Gasteiz International Theatre Festival, Vitoria, Spain

El Canal, Temporada Alta Festival, Girona, Spain

LG Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea

National Theatre of Belgium, Brussels

Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg

Teatro Libre De Chapinero, Festival Ibero-Americano de Teatro, Bogotá, Colombia

II World Theatre Festival,  Astana, Kazakhstan


Chimera network

Careful is a dance/theatre performance about nurses and what it means to care – especially at a time when multiple calls are being made on our compassion. The show puts its audience in the care of five over-stretched nurses.

Developed in collaboration with the Nursing department and with Dr Sue Hawkins, a leading historian of nursing. Supported by Arts Council England. 

Article in Critical Stages

2018 work

(above Kinkens)

Nighland (co- creator) a new story for youngsters with bru theatre

Cold (performer) a fairytale for the frozen hearted

Vigil (co-direction) latest work from mechanimal

UPCOMING Collaborations 2019