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Laura Wade (born 16 October 1977) is an English playwright. She was born in Bedford and grew up in Sheffield, where her father worked for a computer company.
After completing her secondary education at Lady Manners School, she studied Drama at Bristol University and was later a member of the Royal Court Theatre Young Writers' Programme.
Her first play, Limbo, was produced at the Sheffield Crucible Studio Theatre in 1996. 16 Winters was produced at the Bristol Old Vic Basement Theatre in 2000. After university she worked for the children's theatre company Playbox Theatre in Warwick.
Her adaptation of W.H. Davies' Young Emma opened at the Finborough Theatre, London (where she was later Writer-
Other projects include new plays for the Royal Court Theatre, Hampstead Theatre and David Pugh Ltd. and a television adaptation of Colder Than Here. Her first radio play, Otherkin, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on 30 August 2007, a 45-
In April 2010, her play Posh began a sell-
On 11 May 2012, an updated version of Posh opened at the Duke of York's Theatre in London, her first play to appear in the West End. In 2013, filming began on The Riot Club, a film adaptation of the play directed by Lone Scherfig, released on 19 September 2014. Her plays are published by Oberon Books in the UK and by Dramatists Play Service in the US. In February 2015 the regional premiere of Posh will be co-