Laura Elmes


Laura is the founder and producer for Wildpark. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Laura set up and ran the UK’s largest drive in cinema and theatre, with its own contact-free diner. Originally planned for an 8-week limited season, The Drive In became the top-grossing cinema in the UK and ran for 11 months showing classic movies, new releases and a range of live events.

Her theatre credits as Producer include Waiter! There’s a Murder in my Soup (Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre); Algorithms (Pleasance Edinburgh and Soho Theatre); Ladykiller (UK tour); Vulvarine (Assembly Edinburgh and UK tour); Beauty and the Beast (King’s Head Theatre and UK tour); The Prophetic Visions of Bethany Lewis (Underbelly Edinburgh and Brighton Fringe); Tom and Bunny Save the World (Assembly Edinburgh and UK tour) and Buzz the Musical (Pleasance Edinburgh and UK tour). Laura also worked as Line Producer for Runaway Entertainment on 2:22 A Ghost Story (Noel Coward Theatre) and The Windsors Endgame (Prince of Wales Theatre), and was previously Production Coordinator for their productions of Girl From The North Country (Noel Coward Theatre), Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre, Phoenix Theatre and UK tour), In The Heights and The Railway Children (both King’s Cross Theatre). She was also Production Assistant on Impossible at the Noel Coward Theatre, and Production Intern on Let It Be at the Garrick.

Laura was awarded a Stage One Bursary in 2018 and is on the board for the League of Independent Producers.