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Originally from North Yorkshire, Laurie began dancing at the age of 3 at The Kirkham Henry Performing Arts School, Malton.

At 18 she went on to train at The Arts Educational School, Chiswick on the three year Degree course where she graduated with a 1st Class Honours in Musical Theatre.

Laurie made her professional and West End debut playing Pink Lady Jan in Grease at London’s Piccadilly Theatre for David Ian Productions.

She then went on to play Martha in High School Musical at Hammersmith Apollo produced by Stage Entertainment and Disney as well as on the UK Tour where she also covered and played Ms Darbus.

She was then lucky enough to be cast in the leading role of Tracy Turnblad in the 1st UK Tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray produced by Stage Entertainment.

She then played Sister Mary Patrick in the UK Tour of Sister Act for Stage Entertainment.

Other credits include Alice Fitzwarren in Dick Whittington at The Oxford Playhouse and Hannah in The WindRoad Boys Durham Gala Theatre and many more.

Key Credits

  • 2015, Musical, Jennyanydots, CATS, London Palladium/David Ian Productions, Trevor Nunn
  • 2013, Musical, Helen Highwater, THE WIND ROAD BOYS, Enter CIC Durham, Andrea Mallen
  • 2012, Musical, Alice Fitzwarren, DICK WHITTINGTON, Oxford Plahouse, Peter Duncan
  • 2011, Musical, Sister Mary Patrick, SISTER ACT, Stage Entertainment, Jerry Zaks
  • 2010, Musical, Tracy Turnblad, HAIRSPRAY, Stage Entertainment, Jack O'Brian
  • 2009, Musical, Martha Cox / 1st cover Miss Darbus, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL UK TOUR, Stage Entertainment, Jeff Calhoun
  • 2008, Musical, Martha Cox, HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL HAMMERSMITH APOLLO, Stage Entertainment, Jeff Calhoun
  • 2007, Musical, Jan, GREASE, Paul Nicholas and David Ian Associates LTD, David Gilmore
  • 2007, Musical, Martha, THE SECRET GARDEN, Arts Educational, Ian Watt-Smith
  • 2007, Workshop, Hannah Perkins, RIPPER THE MUSICAL, Vernon Mound
  • 2006, Musical, Aladdin, ALADDIN, UK Productions, Chris Jarvis
  • 2006, Musical, Kate, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, Arts Educational, Robert Howie
  • 2006, Recording, Ensemble, SPITTIN' DISTANCE CAST RECORDING, The Royal National Theatre, Mark Dorrell, Grant Olding, Toby
  • 2005, Stage, Ensemble, SONDHEIM'S 75TH BIRTHDAY GALA, Bill Deamer & Gareth Valentine
  • 2004, Event, Ensemble, OLYMPIA HORSE OF THE YEAR SHOW, Dougie Squires

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We hold auditions throughout the year and offer places as we go. Our auditions are all day on a Saturday from 10am- 3pm (finish times variable) and the fee is £35. You are only required to prepare two things: one musical theatre song with sheet music and one monologue of your choice. You will then take part in an open jazz class. Remember we are looking for trainability. You do not have to be perfect. The audition fee is £35 which you will need to pay online by filling in the form below.The audition fee is non-refundable.

We believe the best way to get a feel for our Academy is to attend one of our Open Days or watch one of our full scale production in our theatre book here  Meet the teachers, look around the building and take classes in all disciplines. We only offer a limited number of open days. Please note: You ALSO get to look around, meet teachers and ask questions on our audition days. You can also book an open day below.

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