Lamont Casting Agency


Lamont School of Speech and Drama

Lamont School of Speech and Drama, founded in 1982 by Principal Diane Lamont, is now recognised as one of the leading drama schools in the North West. Pupils aged 4 – 18 are taught in age-banded groups – with the drama school boasting an unusually high proportion of boys – using role play, improvisation and drama games. Pupils can also enter festivals and take LAMDA examinations. The emphasis is on developing confidence and imagination, learning drama skills, getting on with everyone in the group, but, above all, having fun!

LAMDA exams inspire and empower learners to be confident communicators. They are about achievement and having the opportunity to develop the self-confidence, initiative and communication skills learners need to realise their potential. Examinations from Grade 6 upwards gain valuable UCAS points which can really enhance CVs when applying for universities and jobs.

I teach one-to-one weekly lesson, in person or via video link, at a time to suit each child. If you are interested in your child embarking on the LAMDA journey with Lamont School, please email me in the first instance – – and we can have a discussion about the exams and I can meet your child and decide which exam/grade would be best to start with.  If you then decide you would like your child to start LAMDA exams with Lamont, the first lesson would be a free taster session.

Lessons are very reasonably priced and can be paid weekly by bank transfer. Please take a look at our Results Page on our website.  We are proud of the number of children who achieve the top mark of Distinction in each session. Children in the North-West may prefer to take their exams at Lamont’s Examination Centre but I am happy to teach children from anywhere in the UK as learners can take their exams in any of the many Public LAMDA Centres situated throughout the UK.

Lamont Casting Agency

The Lamont Casting Agency runs independently alongside the drama school and has members from across the North West, as well as pupils from the drama school. Under the personal supervision of Diane Lamont, the agency is now one of the region’s foremost suppliers of young talent to the world of film & television, advertising and radio. Lamont Children are renowned for being natural and expressive as well as highly professional.

Latest News


Lois Back on BBC1! - Lamont Drama pupil Lois Cringle returns in the hit BBC1 drama series The Responder. 13-year-old Lois reprises her role as Lexie, daughter of Jodie Sweeney played by Faye McKeever (Time, A Confession, Trollied, Little Boy Blue). Lois featured in the first series which nabbed six BAFTA nominations and racked up over 9.5 million viewers. The […]
Double Delight for Esme! - Congratulations to 10-year-old Lamont pupil Esme for her excellent performances at the recent Reigate and Redhill Speech and Drama Festival in Surrey. Esme entered two sections in solo acting and prose reading – and was awarded first place for both! Following her performances she was invited to take part in the Prizewinners’ concert and received […]
Awesome Results from Alderley Edge! - The Lamont Competition team achieved great results at the Alderley Edge Festival at the weekend. Eight pupils, aged 6 – 16, took part in 17 classes. They achieved a fantastic twelve 1stplaces, seven 2nd places and two 3rd places. All of the pupils gained at least one 1st place.  Siblings Zaynab and Maryam and Vidusshi […]
Full House of Distinctions - LAMDA RESULTS – SPRING 2024 All pupils gained the top mark of Distinction!  25 pupils took the exams and 17 gained 90 and over. Speaking of Verse and Prose Introductory 1 Sia, Annabelle, Zaynab Introductory 2 Maryam, Iris Introductory 3 Timmy, Kiki, Sharuhi Entry Jaylun Grade 1 Beracha, Grade 2 Harry, Ben, Vidusshi, Felicity Grade […]
Festival fun around the UK! - LATEST FESTIVAL RESULTS! Pupils from the  Lamont Competition Team have been participating in festivals all over the UK over the past few weeks and have had great success. Eight-year-old Kiki took part in the Tunbridge Wells Festival in Kent and won a 2nd and 4th in her verse and prose classes. Siblings Esme (9) and […]