Pippa Duffy

Lecturer Practitioner, Musical Theatre

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Creative Industries

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Musical Theatre

Courses taught: Musical Theatre

Pippa is a technical singing coach, director, actress and writer with a degree in Drama from Bristol University and a postgraduate Diploma in Musical theatre from the Royal Academy of Music. In 2021 she was awarded an ARAM (Associate of the Royal Academy of Music) for her work in Musical Theatre as a performer and teacher. Pippa has an extensive performing CV, most recently as Cassandra in the West End Production of ‘Only Fools and Horses The Musical’, but with credits spanning theatre and Television since 2004.

Email: pippa.o’brien@aru.ac.uk

Background

With nearly 20 years experience as a performer, and 15 as a teacher and director Pippa has a broad spectrum of expertise to share with her students.

Her most notable acting credits include: ‘Only Fools And Horses The Musical’, Theatre Royal Haymarket; ‘Spoonface Steinberg’ (one woman play) Hull Truck; Zoe ‘Mid Morning Matters – Alan Partridge' Sky Atlantic; Anna, ‘Pete Vs life’, Channel 4; 'Tracey Beaker Gets Real The Musical', UK No 1 Tour.

As a singing teacher Pippa works with many established musical theatre professionals, as well as trainee performers still developing their voices, and dedicated amateurs singing purely for pleasure. She plays the Piano to a high level for her students.

Pippa has been directing full scale musicals for 12 years now and it is a passion of hers to help develop training actors throughout the rehearsal process, giving them a show the whole team can be proud of, as well as a new set of performance skills at the end.

Teaching

Pippa currently teaches on the following modules:

  • Acting Through Song
  • Vocal Reel
  • Professional Studies – Third Year Musical Director

Qualifications

  • BA Hons Drama, Bristol University
  • PGDipRAM Musical Theatre, Royal Academy Of Music
  • ARAM Musical Theatre, Royal Academy Of Music