Laura Manderson

Manager, UK Amateur Licensing

Laura’s love of Musical Theatre began at a young age when she joined the children’s branch of her local Amateur Dramatic Society, as well as taking part in school shows. Ensemble roles in productions such as Bugsy Malone, Little Shop of Horrors and The Wind in the Willows whetted her appetite and she joined the adult section of the society just as soon as she was old enough. Supporting roles in The King and I and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas cemented her desire to follow a career into the arts. Laura completed a BA (Hons) in Musical Theatre in 2008, studying at the Southern Theatre Arts Centre near Brighton. Since graduating Laura has taken many lead vocalist roles in a variety of different settings, and has always retained her great passion for Musical Theatre. Always looking for new challenges, Laura is keen to explore a different side of the industry that she loves and, amongst other things, to help and encourage a new generation of performers, writers and composers within the wonderful world of Musical Theatre.