Laurence Wilson

Writer for theatre, televison and radio
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Biography

Laurence Wilson is an award winning writer who won the Brian Way Award for his play Blackberry Troutface. His debut play, Surf's Up, was nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award for Best New Play and a Liverpool Echo Award for Best New Talent in Theatre. Laurence then wrote Urban Legend for Everyman Theatre in Liverpool, which won Best Original Drama at the Liverpool Daily Post Awards. Laurence then went on to become the Pearson Writer-in-Residence at the Liverpool Everyman- his play Lost Monsters, premiered at the theatre in and was met with great critical acclaim. Following this Laurence's play Cardboard Guitar Man won the award for Best Production at the Daily Post Awards. Laurence was also chosen to write for Coming Up where he developed Postcode Lottery, directed by Tom Marshal, which aired on Channel 4. Laurence also writes for radio and television - he wrote Sgt. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band for BBC Radio 4 as part of a series of short radio plays to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles album. His radio play, Tin Man, was nominated for the Richard Imison Award. 

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Theatre

Writer

ProducerEveryman Playhouse Liverpool
DirectorGav Cross
 
A fast-paced story specially commissioned for the Everyman stage performed by a cast of 25 Kirkby residents aged from 14 to 83.
Everyman Playhouse Liverpool
 
ProducerSlung Low for Everyman Unbound
 
Laurence wrote one of seven stories written as head phone tours and installations inspired by Liverpool and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore, perfomed by the Everyman Ensemble
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
 
ProducerPaines Plough
DirectorJames Grieve
Starring
  • Kevin Harvey
  • Michael Ryan
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    Original play for Paines Plough and Latitude Festival and national tour
    Latitude Festival
     
    Surf's Up
    Nominated for Best New Play and Best Fringe Production at Manchester Evening News Awards
    DirectorPual Goetzee
     
    Trilogy of short plays first performed at Contact Theatre Manchester and nominated for the Manchester Evening News Best Play award 2002
    Contact Theatre, Manchester
     
    Urban Legend
    Best Original Drama, Liverpool Daily Post Awards
    DirectorDawn Walton
    Starring
  • Mark Arends
  • Paul Duckworth
  • Al T Kossy
  • Nick Moss
  •  
    Full length play about three generations of men living in a Bootle high-rise
    Everyman Theatre Liverpool
     
    DirectorJenny Culank
     
    Junction Theatre, Cambridge
     
    DirectorMatt Wilde
    Starring
  • Joe McGann
  • Rebecca Ryan
  • Nick Moss
  • Kevin Trainor
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    An original full length play for the Liverpool Everyman, which premiered there in 2009
    Everyman Theatre Liverpool
     
    Blackberry Troutface
    Winner of the Brian Way Award 2010
    DirectorJulia Samuels
     
    An original play for young people first produced by 20 Stories High
    20 Stories High Theatre, Liverpool
     

    TV

    Writer

    DirectorTom Marshall
    Starring
  • Con O'Neill
  • Debra Stephenson
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    Coming Up film about a cancer suffered who discovers he cannot recieve the treatment he needs because of the street he lives on.
    Touchpaper Television for Channel Four
     
    Drug Runners
    Pilot Episode
     
    Conker Media for Bravo Channel
     

    Radio

    Writer

     

    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
     
    Sparks
    3' short play
    2005
     
    Production Company BBC
     
    Tin Man
    Nominated for the 2008 Imison Award
    1 x 60'
    2007
    DirectorNadia Molinari
    Starring
  • Jodie Comer
  • Ian Paleston-Davies
  • David Hargreaves
  • Eileen O'Brien
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    Original 60' play for BBC Radio 3's The Wire series
    Production Company The Wire
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
     

    Film

    Writer