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


Such Good News! - Fantastic news from Senior Pupil Ellie who has successfully auditioned for the Leeds Conservatoires BA (Hons) Musical Theatre Degree course. “Ellie has been a most-loved pupil for many years so her success brings me great joy”, says Mrs Lamont. ” I know she will thoroughly enjoy the next three years and get so much out of […]
National Youth Theatre Successes! - Congratulations to Lamont Drama Pupils 17-year-old Orlando and 18-year-old Harry who successfully auditioned for the prestigious National Youth Theatre. Orlando, who has been with Lamont since aged 8 and Harry, who joined the Drama School to assist him with his audition pieces for professional drama schools, both auditioned for the NYT at the start of […]
Excellent Esme Takes Top Award! - Lamont Drama pupil 10-year-old Esme was recently invited to take part in the prizewinners’ concert at the Reigate and Redhill Festival. She performed her solo acting piece (Years 5 -6 ) in the finale concert – and was delighted to be awarded the trophy for the Best Speech and Drama Performance in the Festival. There […]
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 […]