Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton

Hello and welcome to this month’s Millfields Inspired feature, Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton. What an amazing summer that was! But all good things must come to an end and for the Millfields Inspired team, you won’t hear any complaints because it means it’s time to start working with schools in Stonehouse and Devonport again. 

This is something Laura Horton knows all about. Earlier this year Laura contacted Millfields Inspired and suggested delivering playwriting workshops with children at St. Goerges C of E Primary Academy and St. Peter’s C and E Primary school. Students produced a short monologue that actors from Plymouth Conservatoire would later perform in two videos posted online.

(See links to both videos at the bottom of the page.)

Laura says, “Writing for other people’s voices is really powerful, there’s something about hearing your words interpreted by someone else that inspires confidence and new ways of thinking. I wanted to give the children the opportunity to create something in the hope it might galvanise them in their creativity.”

Breathless by Laura Horton is returning to TRP

Did you notice the image below scattered about our city in 2022?

Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton, Millfields Trust
Breathless by Laura Horton

This is Breathless by Laura which is returning to Theatre Royal Plymouth on the 31st of October 2022.

Breathless is a funny, honest and stylish exploration of the knife-edge of hoarding, from the joy to the addiction and suffocating shame. 


So if you missed it the first time around, you now have another chance. Head over to the TRP website today and grab some tickets while you can. 

We spoke with Laura recently and asked her some little-hearted get-to-know-you questions.

Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton, Millfields Trust
Images by Established By Her

What do you enjoy most about your role as a Trustee?

It’s my first time as a Trustee so it’s new to me, but what I’ve loved so far is meeting the amazing members of the team; everyone is from such different disciplines and backgrounds. I’m also relishing the opportunity to use my PR skills to support and help development where I can.

Do you have any hobbies or interests?

My interests are quite tied up in my career – writing and theatre. I do love reading, hiking and sea swimming too.

What should we all be doing in 2022?

Campaigning, rioting and where possible, resting.

Work-life balance is essential, is it achievable?

Not when you work as a freelance in the arts sector, the lines are too blurred…

Can you share the worst or best advice you have ever received?

It’s simple, but listening to it has transformed my career – trust your instincts.

Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton, Millfields Trust
Images by Established By Her

Millfields Inspired: Get Involved

Here at Millfields Inspired, we are always looking for individuals and businesses to partner with. Can you help inspire the next generation of children? Do you have a desire to share your expertise and knowledge? Do you love Stonehouse? Head over to our website today and read all about our Widening Horizons Programme. 

St. Goerges C of E Primary Academy 

St. Peter’s C and E Primary school

Breathless Tickets –

Plus we’d like to congratulate Laura for her part in the TRP40 that celebrated 40 extraordinary years of theatre, dance and music at Theatre Royal Plymouth with a special behind-the-scenes performance.

Meet the Trustee: Laura Horton, Millfields Trust

And as always, for all things office space head over to Millfields Trust and check out our premises in Stonehouse. Contact us here for any questions.