'If one of the problems facing new playwrights is the expectation that each of their plays should be similar in style, Wade - proved that you could radically change both form and content - Not every writer delivers on their early promise. As this collection clearly shows, Wade certainly has.' Aleks Sierz, from his Introduction Colder Than Here: 'Laura Wade's play is a 90-minute masterpiece, a jewel, dark bu ttranslucent. It is a play of love, death and grief: the grief that is hardest to bear, because it begins before the loved one dies.' Sunday Times Breathing Corpses: 'The tension, the emotions and the sense of absurdity and fear are brilliantly handled...A terrifying tour de force.' Sunday Times Other Hands: 'This is an extraordinary feat - a vicious satire with a heart of gold - wrought with peculiar subtlety and intelligence.' The Spectator
Laura Wade was a member of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Breathing Corpses won her the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright, the Pearson Playwrights Best Play Award and the George Devine Award. Described as -an outstanding talent- (The Spectator) Wade also received an Olivier Award Nomination for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for Breathing Corpses and Colder Than Here 2006.