Plymouth Laureate of Words reading and Q&A

South West
Event date/time
23 April, 5:00am
Event location

Plymouth Central Library

167-171 Armada Way




Plymouth Central Library is delighted to be hosting an evening with Plymouth Laureate of Words Laura Horton on World Book Night.

Laura will be reading an extract from her new play, Breathless. The reading will be followed by a brief interview with Laura and a Q&A followed by refreshments and opportunities to talk and connect.

Doors are open from 4.45pm with the opportunity to talk with library staff about what collections the library has available and the chance to look around, followed by Laura reading from her play at 5.30pm.

Laura Horton is Plymouth Laureate of Words, the first woman and playwright in the role. She is a Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab alumni, 2017. Laura’s full-length play, Labyrinth Diet, was performed as part of Foreword Festival, 2021, it was nominated for an ONCOMM award. In 2020 she wrote and produced her first film, A Summer of Birds (Plymouth Fringe, Toast of the Fringe winner). She is an artistic associate of The Space, who support arts organisations and artists to develop work and reach audiences online. Laura is currently commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth and was listed in The Stage 100 2021, for her campaigning with her project Theatre Stories. In November 2021 her play The Pizza Inspector with Above Bounds and With Flying Colours will be performed in Plymouth primary schools. Triptych includes Giddy Tuppy (The Space, ONCOMM winner 2020); and Bloody Men (Arcola Theatre, Miniaturists 2019).

Paines Plough theatre company have very kindly donated books to Plymouth Libraries in support of this event.