Laurie is the Artistic Director of Royal & Derngate where he has directed Follies (TMA nomination Best Musical Production, Whatsonstage nomination, Best Regional Production), Twelfth Night, Soap, Time of My Life, The Glass Cage, Frankenstein, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (Best Performance in a Play - Anna Francolini at TMA Theatre Awards 2009), The Wizard of Oz, Private Fears in Public Places, Beyond the Horizon, Spring Storm (TMA Award - Best Director), My Zinc Bed and The Duchess of Malfi.
Previously, he was Alan Ayckbourn’s Associate Director at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, where he directed over 20 productions including: Bedtime Stories, Fields of Gold, I Ought to Be in Pictures, Tissue Paper for the Soul, Her Slightest Touch, River’s Up, three new musicals: Spittin’ Distance, The Jonah Boy and A Beginner’s Guide To Cybershopping (which he wrote with Loz Kaye) and Villette (with Frantic Assembly).
His productions of Beyond the Horizon and Spring Storm transferred to the National Theatre, London last year. This year he directed The Holy Rosenbergs also for the National Theatre.
Other work includes: J B Priestley’s Dangerous Corner (West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Garrick, West End); Ravenhill for Breakfast (Traverse, Edinburgh); The Magnets: Magnetude (Assembly, Edinburgh); Hysteria and Children of a Lesser God (Salisbury Playhouse); All That Trouble That We Had, Blue Remembered Hills and Second From Last in the Sack Race (New Vic, Stoke); Frankie and Tommy, 2:18 Underground (Lyric Hammersmith); Getting to the Foot of the Mountain, Musical Youth (Birmingham Rep); Alice Through the Looking Glass (Creation, Oxford); Electra (Marlowe Society at Cambridge Arts).