Laura
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Laura is a Musical Director working across musical theatre, plays and film.

Laura trained at the University of Leeds. Recently she was the Associate Musical Director on Evita at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and Associate Musical Director on The Boy In The Dress for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Other recent work includes Disney’s Newsies at Arts Educational Schools, where she was Musical Director and Orchestrator, and prior to that she was Music Director for Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and The Barbican Centre, for The Royal Shakespeare Company. Other recent work includes Cabaret at Arts Educational Schools (MD/Orchestrations), Salomé and Vice Versa at the RSC (Musical Director), Our Ladies Of Perpetual Succour for The National Theatre Of Scotland/National Theatre (Co-Musical Director) and the West End production of the RSC’s Matilda the Musical (Children’s Musical Director/Associate Conductor)

Other work as MD includes The Mystery Of Edwin Drood at Arts Educational Schools, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Birmingham Rep; Eric’s at Liverpool Everyman. She was Children’s Musical Director on the UK tour of The Sound of Music. She was an MD on the film, Pride. As a keyboard player and rehearsal pianist, her credits include Shrek, The Lord of the Rings (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Donmar Warehouse); Legally Blonde (Savoy Theatre); Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre); Wizard of Oz , Sister Act (London Palladium); Hairspray (Shaftesbury Theatre); Avenue Q (Noel Coward Theatre); The Drowsy Chaperone (Novello Theatre); Spamalot (Palace Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre); Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (National UK Tour). 

Laura also teaches regularly at Arts Educational Schools, London.

CV

Musical Director 

Director Erica Whyman
Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Janice Honeyman
Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Matthew Warchus
Cambridge Theatre for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Director Jeremy Sams
National UK Tour
Director Dane Preece
Arts Educational Schools
Director Ian Brown
Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Director Jamie Lloyd
Everyman Theatre, Liverpool
Director Martin Connor / Bill Deamer
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Roger Haines
Manchester Metropolitan University Theatre School
Director Bart Lee
Wilde Theatre, Bracknell

Associate Musical Director 

Director Jamie Lloyd
Regent’s Park
Director Vicky Featherstone
National Theatre of Scotland/National Theatre/UK and International Tour
Director Gregory Doran
The Royal Shakespeare Theatre

Assistant Musical Director 

Director Jamie Lloyd
Original London Workshop
Director Ian Brown
West Yorkshire Playhouse
Director Martin Connor
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Director Roger Haines

National Youth Music Theatre. 

West End

Musical Director & Orchestrator & Arranger 

Director Lotte Wakeham
Arts Educational Schools, London
Director Paul Warwick-Griffin
Arts Educational Schools, London

Composer & Musical Director 

Director Owen Horsley
Royal Shakespeare Company

Film

Musical Director 

Director Matthew Warchus

Musical Director
for ' Bread and Roses' Scene