Laurence is one of the leading creators of new British musical theatre. He is the composer, lyricist and writer of the award-winning Off-Broadway (2011) musical TOMORROW MORNING which is performed around the world: London, New York, Chicago, Tokyo, Seoul, Melbourne, Germany, Vienna, Lisbon, Rome, with more European and USA productions planned. For performance rights or for more information please see below. A further production in Seoul is currently in progress.
Laurence’s dramatic new musical MIDNIGHT, written with Timothy Knapman, will open in September 2018 at the Union Theatre, London and has recently been performed in Korea following a workshop performance with a West End cast at the St. James’ Theatre, London in 2015. His work with Irvine Welsh and Don de Grazia on the musical CREATIVES was seen last year in Chicago and played at the Pleasance at the Edinburgh Festival 2017 with an original score by Laurence.
Laurence in collaboration with Timothy Knapman was commissioned by Made in Corby in association with Perfect Pitch to write a new family musical entitled DANNY HERO, which was produced with a young cast at The Core in Corby to great success in October 2016 and is now published by Theatrical Rights Worldwide in London.
Laurence’s original new musical THROUGH THE DOOR (book by Judy Freed) received a world premiere production in Seoul, Korea in 2015 and his new family musical GROWL, co-written with Timothy Knapman, is being presented in workshop by the National Youth Music Theatre at the beginning of August.
A four-hander, the musical is the moving and funny story of two couples – one about to marry, one about to divorce. It has been translated into four languages: Japanese, Korean, German and Portuguese.