“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

Laura has directed pieces of new theatre at venues including the 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/Staff Director she has worked with companies such as Glyndebourne Festival Opera, English Touring Opera, Opera Holland Park and British Youth Opera.

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.

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 (RCM/Tête-à-Tête, 2014), P.U.C.K. (RCM, 2015), Belongings (Glyndebourne, 2017), First Date (Sound Festival, 2017) and Then to the elements (Scottish Opera, 2018).

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

Autumn 2017
Laura leads a dynamic new creative team to realise Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera at Jacksons Lane. Performances 10-19th November. Click here for more information and how to book tickets.

Laura is a featured writer in Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets, which launches in November.

Pop-up opera, First Date, by Laura and composer Lewis Murphy, will appear in Aberdeen on the 9th November as part of Sound Festival 2017.

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

A new satirical song, Delighted To Announce, written with composer Griffin Candey, premieres in November as part of the Sparks and Wiry Cries SongSLAM competition.

For a full diary of events, click here.

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