Drawing: Laura Smithers in Clarion

laura smithers

Laura Smithers was part of the accomplished ensemble lead by Clare Higgins and Greg Hicks in the world premiere of the dark comedy CLARION during its five-week run at the Arcola Theatre in East London earlier this year. Directed by Mehmet Ergen, it was former Fleet Street journo Mark Jagasia’s debut play about the current state of the British media, set in the offices of the UK’s worst newspaper, the ‘Daily Clarion’. A year after finishing her training at the Drama Studio of the Lyric Theatre in Belfast, Laura won the role in this production of Pritti Singh, who she describes as “dim, ignorant,no social skills, but determined to claw her way to the top”.

CLARION is scheduled to return to the Arcola for a repeat season later this year.

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