Laurence has been involved in amateur theatre for over 25 years, during which time he has both played in and directed many Gilbert and Sullivan productions.
He has also performed in many musicals and his favourite roles include Sir John in “Me and My Girl”, Moonface Martin in “Anything Goes”, Fagin in “Oliver!” and Daddy Warbucks in “Annie”.
For South Shields AOS, he has played Jacob Marley in “Scrooge”, Senex in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, Mr. Bumble in “Oliver!”, Mr. Scrimett in “Andy Capp” and Herr Schultz in “Cabaret”. Laurence joined DMTC for Sir John in “Me and My Girl”.
He has since returned for “What a Swell Party!” as well as Colonel Pickering in “My Fair Lady”, Albert Lennox in “The Secret Garden”, Henry Etches in “Titanic”, (which has also become a favourite role) and Larry in “Company”.
He has just directed a new production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Ruddigore” in Newcastle upon Tyne.
In our forthcoming production 'Gigi', Laurence portrays the rich sugar magnate Honore Lachaille, who hasn't let his advancing age interfere with his exuberant enjoyment of chasing beautiful women.