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 Pinocchio (The Mac, Belfast), Shh! We Have a Plan (The Mac, Belfast, Barnstorm, Kilkenny Arts Festival and IPAY, Wisconsin), Little Red Riding Hood (Market Place Theatre, Armagh), The Andrews Sisters at the Derry Jazz Festival (Playhouse Theatre, Derry/Londonderry), Under The Hawthorn Tree (Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh) and My Mother and Other Strangers (BBC NI). She also sings regularly all over Ireland with her sister, Jolene, as ‘Songbirds’
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