Train4TradeSkills News: From Plumber to Playwright

A Plumber has swapped pipe bending and fitting bathrooms for a life of glitz and glamour in the West End.

Laurence Lynch, 50, works as a plumber in Soho but has sidelined his plumbing career to achieve his dream of writing a play and seeing it being performed in the West End.

HVP Magazine reports that Laurence has spent most of his career doing plumbing jobs for playhouses and this has inspired him to take up a career in the arts.

Laurence’s play Burnt Oak: Life and Death in London Town is currently being shown at the Leicester Square theatre (the same venue where Laurence did the plumbing work in )

Laurence is now working on writing his next play and has admitted plumbing has taken a back seat.

“It’s difficult to focus on plumbing once you get into theatre,” he added. “My customers are suffering!”

Rarely do you see such a drastic career change to go from plumbing to playwright. On T4TS Radio, our student radio service, we’ve spoken to chef’s, teacher’s, drugs counsellors and Cadbury’s workers who are all retraining as plumbers or electricians, but never spoken to anyone who wants to star in the theatre. But congratulations to Laurence, and hopefully his play can become a success in the West End.

[Source: HVP Magazine]



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Posted on August 18, 2011, in plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I also worked as a plumber in the Soho area, but instead of writing a play for the west end I moved up to the north. Good luck to Laurence.

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