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 forms half of creative duo Murphy & Attridge.
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 Jonathan Dove’s The Enchanted Pig for Hampstead Garden Opera (2017) and two France/UK tours for Opera Loki (Così fan tutte, 2016; La Bohème, 2015). 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 works regularly as a facilitator and animateur for a large range of projects. Recent engagements have included workshops with the Royal Opera House’s Youth Opera Company, 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.