“a staggering amount of determination & skill on display” – Views from the Gods
“incredibly meticulous & well executed” – The Grumpy Gay Critic
“sensitive understanding of the opera’s emotional framework” – Fringe Opera

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About Laura

DIRECTOR
Laura has directed pieces of new theatre at venues including Southwark Playhouse, Arts Theatre, Tristan Bates Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre And Etcetera Theatre. Her opera direction includes two France/UK tours for Opera Loki (Così fan tutte, 2016; La Bohème, 2015) and an upcoming production of Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera. As an Assistant Director she has worked with companies such as English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park and British Youth Opera.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Laura is founder and Artistic Director of And So Forth (ASF), a company dedicated to interdisciplinary collaboration, which aims to facilitate dialogue between the very best emerging artists in opera and theatre.  To date, ASF’s projects have included stage productions, concerts, public Q&As and workshops.

WRITER
Laura is a librettist, playwright and poet. She has had poetry published in prestigious magazines and zines, including The Rialto and Mslexia, and song cycles premiered at Glyndebourne, the Royal College of Music (RCM), the National Gallery and Bard College (NY). Her operas include Now (2014), P.U.C.K. (2015), Belongings (2017 – upcoming) and Then to the elements (2018 – upcoming). She is currently writing a new piece about the life of Jane Austen for the Helios Collective.

FACILITATOR/ANIMATEUR
Laura works regularly as a facilitator and animateur for a large range of projects. Recent engagements have included numerous sessions for Glyndebourne Youth Opera, artistic development workshops for emerging opera singers via And So Forth, and ‘Loud in the Library’ for W11 Opera.

Click here to read Laura’s full biography…

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Latest News & Dates

Summer 2017
Laura joins the team at Glyndebourne as staff director for the revival of Tom Cairns’ stunning production of La Traviata. Performances run across May, June and August.

Autumn 2017
August-September
 And So Forth holds its second series of unique practical workshops for performers, curated and co-facilitated by Laura. Dates and more information here.

Laura has been commissioned by the Helios Collective and Hampshire Cultural Trust to write a new piece exploring the life and work of Jane Austen. Premiere: The Grange FestivalSeptember, and subsequently on tour; all dates TBC.

Laura leads a dynamic new creative team to realise Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera at Jacksons Lane. Performances in November; dates TBC.

Laura’s latest opera, Belongings, written with composer Lewis Murphy, premieres at Glyndebourne on the 11th November.

For a full diary of events, click here.

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