Laurie reprises the role of Wilfred Shadbolt (Jailer and Assistant Tormentor) in this year’s Yeomen, but it seems he knows every role in the canon. He has portrayed the Sergeant of Police in Pirates, Arac in Princess Ida, Private Willis in Iolanthe, and Grosvenor (twice) in Patience. He has also sung Pish-Tush in CG&SS’ 1994 Mikado and the title role in 2008, the Pirate King in the 1991 Pirates, a role he also performed with the Actorsingers in Nashua, New Hampshire, Dick Deadeye in Pinafore and Don Alhambra in Gondoliers, roles he also sang with Simsbury Light Opera.
Laurie is the actuary at Northeast Delta Dental in Concord, New Hampshire. He will retire in December and looks forward to spending all his time in Glastonbury with his wife Kathy. Twice he and Kathy went to the International G&S Festival Buxton, England, where he appeared in the Savoynet Players productions of Iolanthe and Pinafore.