Laura plays Casey in All Because Of Molly – she joined us after answering an open casting call.
She was asked to write something about why she wanted to get involved with us and our production of All Because Of Molly and her experience so far.
“I was really keen to be part of an Organised Chaos production as I heard from friends in the industry in Manchester that they specialised in new writing and had a reputation for selecting quality scripts. I loved All Because of Molly from the first reading and have really enjoyed working on it in rehearsal. James (the director) has encouraged a really collaborative way of working, so as a cast we have all enjoyed being part of the creative process. The play has only 4 cast members, but there are 25 characters which span 20 years of narrative, in locations as varied as a school playground, nightclub and a field, so it has been a real challenge to create a clear narrative with seamless transitions – but it is a challenge that we have all relished. The focus has very much been on clarity and truthfulness of acting and just simply telling the story – this is the sort of theatre I love.
I love the part of Casey and I really relate to her sense of humour and frequent use of sarcasm. I’ve loved getting under her skin and understanding her complex backstory which gives the play real resonance. The centre of the story is a simple theme – the bounds of friendship – but it is one that is sympathetically told and to which we can all connect.”