Laura Wade's first play Limbo was produced at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield, when she was 18 years old. She later trained with the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers Programme in London, and was a Writer on Attachment at Soho Theatre.
Plays include Posh (Royal Court Theatre), Alice (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Other Hands (Soho Theatre), Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre and MCC Theatre New York), Breathing Corpses (Royal Court Theatre), Catch (Royal Court Theatre, collectively-written with four other playwrights), Young Emma (Finborough Theatre), and 16 Winters (Bristol Old Vic Basement). Most recently, Laura Wade's play for voices Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer was performed as part of a concert programme with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, on a tour of venues across Australia including the Sydney Opera House.
Awards include the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson
Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Laura Wade's plays have also
been performed in the USA, Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Germany and the
Netherlands, and are published by Oberon Books in the UK and Dramatists Play Service in the USA.
Laura Wade has also written a number of plays for broadcast on BBC Radio, including
Good Times Roll, Otherkin, Hum and Coughs and Sneezes. She is currently working
with Blueprint Pictures to develop a feature film version of Posh, with the support of the BFI Film Fund.