Laura Hills-Leigh is an actor and singer based around Lancaster and the North West who frequently performs in school workshops, children's events, interactive performance and medical roleplay work. She has a degree in BA(hons) Acting from UCLAN University, and has been working in the industry since she graduated in 2012.
Lancaster & around the North West
16-35 years old
Interactive & Immersive:
Most of Laura's work includes live interactive character work and site specific or immersive performance. Laura has a particular passion for this type of work and enjoys the connection it allows with the audience.
Laura runs her own school workshop company, Imagining History, where she performs a variety of educating and entertaining history workshops to KS2 children in primary schools throughout the country. This work involves running engaging activities with up to seventy children at one time and educating them about historical eras from the Stone Age to Ancient Egypt.
Laura frequently performs in themed children’s entertainment and parties across the North West with Party Friendz events. This involves hosting children's games and performing as various popular characters, including Disney princesses, superheroes and mascot 'fur' characters. She has also previously performed in fun days for children at various venues including, Dobbies Southport, Ponts Amusements/Bungee Star, East Lancs Railway and more.
Laura also does regular medical role play work as a simulated patient for clients such as the NHS, Lancaster Medical School and UCLAN through Medical Role Players UK Ltd. She has taken roles in OSCE style examinations for training Doctors and Nurses and also NHS Paediatrician Interviews.
Laura takes part in a number of different types of interactive performance. She has frequently performed as 'living history' characters at a variety of museum events; previous venues include Astley Hall, the Harris Museum and Bury Transport Museum. She also has vast experience working in interactive evening entertainment such as themed murder mysteries for various companies.
Theatre & Film:
Laura also has a lot of experience in front of the camera, performing in a variety of shorts, feature and student films.Her showreel and voicereel is available to view here.
Laura has performed in a wide variety of popular theatre productions around the North West. Most recently, she performed in 16th Wall Productions' The Boundary by Emma Hinds. Laura has experience in family promenade productions, notable performances include Alice in Wonderland and Wind in the Willows. She also performed in The Play's The Thing, a Shakespearean comedy dinner show for a Shakespeare Festival in 2016.
Laura has a strong passion for creating theatre and, in the past, has assisted with the development of new writing. In particular with Theatre by Numbers on their Chosen Words project. Laura also co-devised and co-directed her own play, Extreme Withdrawal Is Manifest which was performed at fringe venues throughout the North West and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013 with great success.
Additional Skills & Training
Laura has a variety of skills from balloon modelling to choreographic theatre. She can also adapt easily to a large range of accents.For more information on this and her training:
Laura is a strong singer and has recently achieved Distinction in her LCM Grade 8 Music Theatre Award.