Philippa chilvers

Philippa has been involved in music since a young age. She played the viola at the CSM and gained Grade 7 in the Trinity School of Music exams. She also holds Grade 7 in piano and Grade 8 in voice.

Philippa’s greatest love is working with her students in the choirs at Cobham Intermediate. In 2017 she was the Musical Director for their production of The Lion King JR.

With Showbiz Christchurch, Philippa has performed in Chess, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (twice!), West Side Story, WestEnd to Broadway I and III, Les Misérables (twice), Fiddler on the Roof, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Evita, An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein Classics and Wicked. Other productions include Blondel, Sweet Charity and Rush!


Showbiz Productions:

  • 1996: Chess
  • 1999: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • 1998: WestEnd to Broadway
  • 1999: West Side Story 
  • 2000: WestEnd to Broadway II
  • 2001: Les Misérables
  • 2002: Fiddler on the Roof
  • 2006: Disney's Beauty and the Beast
  • 2010: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat