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Pippa Cleary


Pippa is an Associate Artist at Leicester Curve and the 2011 Times Christmas Carol Competition Winner. Her music spans musical theatre, incidental music, children's theatre and audiobooks, choral work and library music. She consistently writes original songs for her business Pippa’s Poppets, award winning baby & toddler music classes in London. Current projects include The Secret Diary Of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ - The Musical being produced at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Chicken Little for Singapore Repertory Theatre and new musical commissions from Metta Theatre, Tim Johanson Productions and Laura Elmes Productions together with a project in development with Theatre Royal Stratford East.

As composer / lyricist Pippa’s work includes The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (Leicester Curve), Prodigy (St James’ Theatre), Treasure Island (Singapore Repertory Theatre), Next Fall (Southwark Playhouse – incidental music), Red Riding Hood (Singapore Repertory Theatre, Pleasance Theatre London and Middle East Tour – licensed by R&H Theatricals), Tess of the D’Urbervilles (YMT/South Hill Park), Alice in Wonderland (Polka Theatre), Jet Set Go! (Theatre 503 and Jermyn Street Theatre – licensed by Josef Weinberger), The Great British Soap Opera (Jermyn Street Theatre), The Night Before Christmas (The Humble Theatre Company, Letchworth), Katy’s Road Show (CBeebies), The Wonderful Wold of Dissocia (Wickham Theatre, Bristol) and A Song Cycle for Soho (Soho Theatre).  Pippa has also just worked on the new Finish Dishwasher tv advertising campaign and BBC Radio 4’s Daphne Sounds Expensive.

Awards include Winner of The Arts Foundation Fellowship for Composition for Musical Theatre (2012), The Times Christmas Carol Competition (2011) with In The Snow, MTM Judges Discretionary Award for Composition Development for Jet Set Go! (2008) and the Wax Chandler’s Prize for Composition (2004)