Laura’s play THE BUTCH MONOLOGUES premiered at the Southbank Centre in March 2014 as part of the Women of the World Festival. It will be touring again from Autumn, 2017.
Laura’s radio play CATERPILLARS co-written with Charles Lambert aired on BBC Radio Scotland on July 9th 2012. She is currently developing a play for Radio 4 and a stage play.
Laura trained as an actor at E.15 Acting School before she started writing. She has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA where she was awarded the HSC Scholarship.
Her play commissions include: MAISON SPLENDIDE (London New Play’s Festival, Young Vic, 1996), JUNK (Gay Sweatshop, The Almeida, 1997), MEDICINE GIRL (Guinness Ingenuity Award, Etcetera Theatre,1997), ID 1000 (The National Youth Theatre G.B., 2007).
Her theatre funding includes:LOONATIK (The London Arts Board, 1997), .45 (The Arts Council of England, 2002), THERE IS NO WORD FOR IT, The Trans Mangina Monologues (The Arts Council of England, The Soho Theatre, 2009).
She has also written for BBC Radio 4, ETIQUETTE (2000).
Laura’s press hotpencil is finalist in the literary section of The Erotic Awards 2012, for There Is No Word For It.
Two of her short stories have been published: THE MUSTARDSEED SEDUCTION, Contains Small Parts (2003), GREGORY, Brand magazine, (2009).
Laura is also working on a novel; RAPHAEL COOMBS, short-listed for the Charles Pick Fellowship 2007. A collection of Laura’s blog writings on her experience of her mother’s illness, HOW WAS THE PARTY?: A YEAR LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER’S, is available on Kindle.