Laurence

From Autistic Characters Wiki
(Redirected from All in a Row)
📑 This article is a stub. You can help us by expanding it.
Laurence
Appears inAll in a Row (2014)


Laurence is a main character in the British play All in a Row.

Character creation[edit]

The play is inspired by director Alex Oates' own experience with working with autistic children for over 10 years.[1]


Appearance[edit]

Whereas the other characters are played by real people, Lawrence is represented by a life-size puppet, operated by puppeteer Hugh Purves. The puppet has a grey-ish skintone.

Autism[edit]

Laurence is described as "autistic, non-verbal, and occasionally violent".[2]

Controversy[edit]

Among other things, the choice to have Laurence portrayed by an puppet rather than a real child actor drew significant controversy and sparked the Twitter hashtag #puppetgate.


References[edit]