Laura is from Derby. Plays include THE BLUE ROAD (A co-commission for the youth companies at Dundee Rep, Derby Theatre, Royal & Derngate and Theatre Royal Plymouth); JOANNE (Clean Break/ Soho Theatre); BIRD (Derby Live/ Nottingham Playhouse/ UK tour); BLISTER (Paines Plough/ RWCMD/ Gate Theatre); OPEN HEART SURGERY (Theatre Uncut/ Southwark Playhouse/ Traverse Theatre/ Soho Theatre); THE ISLAND (Nottingham Playhouse/ Det Norske Oslo); WASTELAND (New Perspectives Theatre/ Derby Live).
Radio includes FRAGMENTS (Afternoon Drama, BBC Radio 4) MY BOY (Somethin’ Else Productions/ BBC Radio 4 – winner of Best Drama Bronze, Sony Radio Academy Awards 2013); LUCY ISLAND (BBC Radio 3, The Wire). In 2011 Laura wrote ROUGH SKIN for Coming UP (Channel 4/ Touchpaper), which was nominated for Best British Short at the BIFAs, and Best UK Short at Raindance Film Festival. She also wrote two episodes of Jack Thorne’s series GLUE which was broadcast on E4 in 2014.
Laura is currently under commission to The Royal Court Theatre and the Nottingham Playhouse. She is developing an original drama TV series MERCY with Clerkenwell/BBC Worldwide, a new series for Potboiler and an original feature for Film4. Laura was a Macdowell Colony Fellow 2013, and a Yaddo fellow 2014.