Laura has been a professional playwright for 12 years, and describes her time before that as ‘a playwright who worked as an office temp to pay the bills’. Laura now combines playwriting and screenwriting as a career. Her 2010 play Posh, ran at the Royal Court Theatre before being revived in the West End and was adapted into feature-length film The Riot Club in 2014, directed by Lone Scherfig. Laura’s most recent project, an adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel Tipping The Velvet played at the Lyric Theatre until late October 2015, and she is now looking forward to starting work on a new screenplay.
It’s a huge confidence-boost. I’ve written one screenplay, an adaptation of a play I wrote, and loved the whole process of creating the script and seeing the film being made. I’m keen now to build on that experience and get better at the job, and it will make such a difference to me, as I embark on my first original screenplay, to have the support of BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, and to be able to meet and learn from some new mentors.