Laurence Wilson

Writer for theatre, televison and radio

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Laurence Wilson's 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 in 2003.

Laurence went on to become the Pearson Writer-in-Residence at the Liverpool Everyman in 2005-06. His play, Lost Monsters, premiered at the theatre in 2009 and was met with great critical acclaim. In 2010 Laurence's play Cardboard Guitar Man won the award for Best Production at the Daily Post Awards 2010. Laurence also won the Brian Way Award for his play Blackberry Troutface. In spring 2011 Tiny Volancoes toured the UK for a successful three week run.

Blackberry Trout Face returned to the stage in September 2011 for a three week UK tour.

In 2012 Laurence was chosen to write for Coming Up. Postcode Lottery, directed by Tom Marshal, which aired on Channel 4 in 2013.

Laurence also writes for radio and television. In 2007 Laurence 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 2008 radio play, Tin Man, was nominated for the Richard Imison Award.

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Theatre
Writer
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
Producer Slung Low for Everyman Unbound
Writer Laurence Wilson

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

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Latitude Festival
Producer Paines Plough
Director James Grieve
Writer Laurence Wilson
Starring Kevin Harvey & Michael Ryan
, 2 men

Original play for Paines Plough and Latitude Festival and national tour

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Spirits of the Stone Apr 2009
Everyman Playhouse Liverpool
Producer Everyman Playhouse Liverpool
Director Gav Cross
Writer Laurence Wilson

A fast-paced story specially commissioned for the Everyman stage performed by a cast of 25 Kirkby residents aged from 14 to 83.

20 Stories High Theatre, Liverpool
Director Julia Samuels
Writer Laurence Wilson

An original play for young people first produced by 20 Stories High

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Everyman Theatre Liverpool
Director Matt Wilde
Writer Laurence Wilson
Starring Joe McGann, Rebecca Ryan, Nick Moss & Kevin Trainor

An original full length play for the Liverpool Everyman, which premiered there in 2009

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Dark Tayle 2006
Junction Theatre, Cambridge
Director Jenny Culank
Writer Laurence Wilson

Everyman Theatre Liverpool
Director Dawn Walton
Writer Laurence Wilson
Starring Mark Arends, Paul Duckworth, Al T Kossy & Nick Moss
, 4 men

Full length play about three generations of men living in a Bootle high-rise

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Surf's Up 2003
Contact Theatre, Manchester
Director Pual Goetzee
Writer Laurence Wilson

Trilogy of short plays first performed at Contact Theatre Manchester and nominated for the Manchester Evening News Best Play award 2002

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Television
Writer
Postcode Lottery Aug 2012
Touchpaper Television for Channel Four
Director Tom Marshall
Writer Laurence Wilson
Starring Con O'Neill, Jo Hartley & Debra Stephenson

Coming Up film about a cancer suffered who discovers he cannot recieve the treatment he needs because of the street he lives on.

Drug Runners Pilot Episode
2003
Conker Media for Bravo Channel
Writer Laurence Wilson

 
Radio
Writer
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 2007
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Laurence Wilson

 
Tin Man 1 x 60' 2007
The Wire for BBC Radio 3
 
Director Nadia Molinari
Writer Laurence Wilson
Starring Jodie Comer, Ian Paleston-Davies, David Hargreaves, Eileen O'Brien & Jeff Hordley

Original 60' play for BBC Radio 3's The Wire series

 
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Sparks 3' short play 2005
BBC
 
Writer Laurence Wilson