LEMMATA - Tristan Bates Theatre / John Thaw Initiative

Philippa will be playing L in 'Lemmata' a new short play by Natalie Layla Wall.  It will be performed as part of the John Thaw Initiative at the Tristan Bates Theatre, June 14th at 8pm.


'Heart's Ease' Cast & Crew Screening

Amazing to see the finished, 'Heart's Ease', written and directed by Jassa Ahluwahlia - with Grean Tea Productions.  Screening was at the Genesis Cinema on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

4 STARS 'Nothing short of fantastic' - Broadway World

First reviews in for The Cludeo Club Killings at The Arcola Theatre.
Full Review - https://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/BWW-Review-FINE-AND-DANDY-THE-CLUEDO-CLUB-KILLINGS-Arcola-Theatre-20180227

'Move over Poirot and step aside Nancy Drew, there's a new detective in town. Esther is the super sleuth determined to crack the mystery of the Cluedo Club killings. By daringly investigating each clue and interrogating every possible suspect, she gets herself in too deep - could she be the serial killers next victim?

The cast hit all of their cues brilliantly, which means when the 'Dun dun DUN' sound effects play, the company's over the top, and over expressed head turns towards the audiences are timed perfectly. Their over-exaggerated delivery style is nothing short of fantastic, and the production is packed full of this kind of physical comedy.

This seems to suit the style of Nat Kennedy, whose direction draws out the best performances from all. Leaving nothing to chance, her choices are incredibly slick and each bit of movement has been selected with a clear evocation in mind. Her production will leave you on the edge of your seats, both in suspense and shear hilarity.

Back in the day the Arcola Queer Collective's shows used to transfer to the main space, and it'd be great to see The Cluedo Club Killings follow that trend - it most definitely deserves a longer run. Who dunnit? Well, you're going to have to head to Dalston to find out. ' - Broadway World

Tickets released for The Cluedo Club Killings at The Arcola Theatre

Rehearsals are well under way for Robert Holtom's new play, directed by Nat Kennedy.  The Arcola Queer Collective present fabulously queer reimaginings of your Cluedo favourites, on a quick-witted quest to discover the truth.

'Leave the candlestick in the conservatory and hot-foot it to Robert Holtom‘s hilarious new thriller.
It’s Miss Marple meets Skins, and 100% queer – truly an evening to die for.'

For Tickets go to - www.arcolatheatre.com

Arcola Queer Collective’s production of The Cluedo Club Killings is part of Creative/Disruption 18.


CATHERINE AND ANITA @ The Kings Head Theatre

For the first time, Philippa will be on the other side of the table, as the production manager for CATHERINE AND ANITA.  A funny and moving one woman show transferring from it's critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to the Kings Head Theatre.  Written by the highly acclaimed New York playwright, Derek Ahonen and performed by the hugely talented Sarah Roy, it will be running from 7th - 24th February. Tickets are available here - https://kingsheadtheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873586277/events/128521367


Casting Days Showcase @ The Jermyn St. Theatre

Philippa will be performing a monologue from 'Dead Man's Cell Phone' by Sarah Ruhl, and a scene from 'Consent' by Nina Raine with scene partner Emily Copas.  They will be performing alongside 10 other talented young actors, also performing scenes and monologues.

Jermyn St Theatre, London, SW1Y 6ST.
Wednesday 14th June, 1pm - 2pm.  
Please RSVP to info@castingdays.com for complimentary tickets and drinks.

'WHY NOT US' at The Space Theatre

'Why Not Us' is a new play by Rebekah Harvey and Sandy Murray, and will be performed at The Space Theatre with the Identity Collective.
Directed by Elif Knight.
Cast includes Rebekah Harvey, Sandy Murray, Philippa Dawson, Matt Mowat, Simon Wan and Sara Corso.

HALFWAY short film

Philippa will be filming this month for the short film 'Halfway' with the Collab Lab, directed by Florence Schechter.  Halfway is based on real experiences from women who work in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM.)

Cast in 2 Student Films

Over the next month Philippa is excited to be working with The London College of Communication and Black Fox Productions, in 2 short films.  She will be playing 'Sarah' in Chintamani, a film about a young couple whose heartbreak after the loss of a child, leads them to ignore their 10 yr old.  And 'Only One Ticket to Paris' playing Lorna, who longs to study fashion in Paris but cannot see eye to eye with her mother.

Chintamani released in June 2017 and is entered into the BFI London Film Festival

Piece in Hampshire Life

Hampshire Life have written a lovely little piece about me in this month's issue. Thank you for the write up and to Ramanique Ahluwahlia who took the photo of me playing Mme Pontagnace in the Academy Company's production 'An Absolute Turkey' by George Feydeau. Dir by Barbara Rubin


I was honoured and a little awe struck to be playing a young Orthodox Jewish girl in the film 'Obedience', along side Rachel Weisz, directed by Sebastián Lelio. 

Daisy Designs Costumes for 'Entanglement' Short - at 'Always the Sun'

Philippa was asked to model the beautiful costume designed and made by Daisy Jane Turner, for the short film 'Entanglement'. For the costume life drawing class at 'Always the Sun' festival.