Meet Philippa O’Hara, one half of the Dynamic Duo leading our #SecretsofSpace mission. You may recognise Philippa from previous Cahoots NI production’s ‘Shh! We have a Plan’, ‘Under the Hawthorn Tree’ and ‘Pinocchio’. Read all about Philippa here!
Philippa O’Hara is a singer and actor from Belfast. She trained in BMC’s Performing Arts course which she completed with a Degree in Drama from Queen’s University, Belfast. In 2010 she took part in ‘Over the Rainbow’, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s BBC search for a new Dorothy. Philippa beat nearly 10,000 girls all over the country throughout a series of extremely intensive audition processes, gaining a very respectable place in the final 20.
Her most recent credits include Shh! We Have a Plan (Cahoots NI, USA Tour), Danny Carmo’s Mathematical Mysteries (Cahoots NI, USA Tour), Under the Hawthorn Tree (Cahoots NI, The MAC), Pinocchio, (Cahoots NI, The MAC), Little Red Riding Hood (Market Place Theatre, Armagh), The Andrews Sisters at the Derry Jazz Festival (Playhouse Theatre, Derry/Londonderry) and My Mother and Other Strangers (BBC NI). She also sings regularly all over Ireland with her sister, Jolene, as ‘Songbirds’.