Episode 3 - Laura Wade
3rd July 4pm
Laura is a Olivier award winning playwright and screenwriter. She studied Drama at Bristol University before becoming a part of the Royal Court Young Writers program in 2003. Her National Theatre play HOME, I’M DARLING premiered at Theatr Clwyd in 2018 before playing at the National Theatre where it received rave reviews and won the award for Best New Comedy at the 2019 Oliviers. In 2018 Laura adapted Jane Austen’s unfinished novel THE WATSONS for the stage for Chichester Festival Theatre - it was due to transfer into the West End this year. Her sellout play, POSH, transferred from the Royal Court into the West End at the Duke of York’s Theatre in 2012. It was later adapted into the screenplay THE RIOT CLUB starring Max Irons, Sam Claflin and Douglas Booth. Laura has written several plays for young people including THE WILD SWANS, TWELVEMACHINE, and THE LAST CHILD, a trilogy of fairy tale reworkings for Playbox Theatre.
Chatterbox is a new venture from Playbox Theatre, headed up by actor and writer, Calum Finlay. ‘Chatterbox’ sees Calum in conversation with fellow actors, directors and artists from across the industry with a series of candid and casual interviews about career choices, advice for young actors, and how we’re experiencing a changing world in 2020. Chatterbox is a weekly event which enables a live audience to interact directly with the guests, sending through questions and with the chance to appear live in the chat. The series will run throughout the current period of lockdown with a list of fantastic guests joining Calum at 4pm every Friday afternoon.
There is no required charge to participate in ‘Chatterbox’. However, during these unprecedented and challenging times, Playbox Theatre needs your help to enable a full return beyond the crisis, and to ensure we continue to provide unparalleled creative and artistic opportunities for generations of young people to come. Please help, if you can. No amount is too small, or too large.
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