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Simon back on TV!

Another former pupil who continues to shine is Simon Lennon. Simon is currently starring in the BBC series Our Girl as ‘Brains’. In the previous series ‘Brains’ was seen as the clever one in 2-Section – until the arrival of Rab. But in the new series something else is troubling Brains as we see him fail to engage with the group and start snapping at his colleagues.

In addition to Simon’s role in Our Girl, he has also played Marcus Ruskin in Grantchester series three.

When he’s not busy filming, Simon is a great supporter of the National Youth Theatre and often takes on the role of assistant director with the prestigious group.

We are all very proud of you Simon – and we think you look great in your combats!


NYT commission for Luke

Congratulations to former Lamont Drama student Luke Barnes who has been commissioned by the National Youth Theatre to write a production. His play LOST BOYS NEW TOWN will be produced by the NYT in August 2018.

Since leaving Lamont, Luke has been carving out a successful career as both an actor and a playwright. He featured in the first two series of Game of Thrones and has performed extensively on stage, film and television. He also works as a writer and director.

Luke is also in demand as a teacher and has done playwrighting tutorials at the Guidhall School of Music and Drama, for the Playwrighting Group at the Royal Court Theatre, for the National Theatre, Young Vic, Nabkov, Liverpool University, National Student Drama Festival, The Oxford School Of Drama, L.I.PA, HighTide and schools across the U.K.

Lamont Drama in Cyprus!

Congratulations to Lamont Drama’s most long distance pupils – 7-year-old Isla Gie and 5-year-old Campbell Gie.

They are taught by Mrs Lamont (a.k.a. Grandma) by skype – and in their recent LAMDA exams in Limassol were awarded the brilliant Distinction marks of 96 and 92.

Well done Team Gie!


Award for Lori-Jo!

Congratulations to Lori-Jo Quinney (9) who won Litherland Moss Primary School’s poetry and prose speaking competition.  Lori-Jo gained the trophy for the best performance in the whole school!


Says Mrs Lamont, “Lori-Jo is a delightful pupil, always working so hard and taking direction so well.  She is also an excellent singer and dancer so this little SuperStar is definitely one to watch in the future.  Well done Lori-Jo!”




Fantastic Festival Results at Wirral and Sefton!

Lamont Drama School competed in our two regular Spring drama festivals in March.

“We all had a great few days at Wirral and Sefton Performing Arts Festivals. We got fantastic results at both festivals and everyone had a lot of fun as you can see from the pictures,” said Mrs Lamont.

Inter Duologue Winners – Leah-Marie, Hatty and Jasmine!

“WELL DONE to everyone who took part, I was proud of you all.”

Full Results are on the Wirral Festival and Sefton Festival Pages.

Verse & Prose Reading Success for Grace!


The Seniors having fun – and giving winning performances – at both Wirral and Sefton!


Jemima is the Best Junior Verse Speaker at Sefton Festival.



Orlando wins both the Junior Drama Challenge Trophy and Best Actor award at Sefton.




A winning family – Harry and Grace share their success













Lucas Frost shines as Gomez Addams!

Congratulations to Lucas Frost for winning a NODA award for his portrayal of Gomez Addams in the musical The Addams Family.  The show is based upon The Addams Family characters, created by Charles Addams, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre.

Lucas took on the role of Gomez with SONG, Southport’s award-winning musical theatre company for 10-18-year-olds. He was awarded Best Male Actor in a Youth Production for his portrayal of the patriarch of The Addams Family.

Lucas’s proud mum, Karen Frost, said: “I am so delighted for him that he won. He worked so hard on the part to perfect the accent and the tango!”

Diane Lamont, added: “Lucas always works hard in every part he is given to transform himself into the character he is portraying. He is a very talented boy who is a delight to direct.”



Lucas receives his award

Further LAMDA Success


Another great set of results with 16 out of 18 students gaining the top mark of DISTINCTION!


They were:



Entry                                               BEATRICE WOODHOUSE

Grade 4                                           KRISTINA RAWSTHORNE

Grade 5                                           CATARINA CARDEIRA

Grade 6                                           PRIYA LAL, MEGAN HUTCHINSON

Grade 7                                           ALEX LAL, GRACE WINGATE





Fantastic LAMDA Exam Results

Congratulations to all students who took their Lamda exams in December – brilliant – every single pupil gained the top mark of Distinction! 20 out of the 23 pupils gained 90 marks or higher!
ENTRY Serafina Campolucci-Bordi, Ava Witham
GRADE 02 Amber Kelly, Ava Kelly, Lori-Jo Quinney
GRADE 03 Verity Clark, Beth Edwards, Eva O’Toole,
Bea Stobie, Louisa Whorton
GRADE 04 Itsoghena Oyedeji, Harriet Stobie,
Varshaa Premakantha, Drew Hutchinson,
Evie Clark, Ellie Edwards

GRADE O5 Joseph Bigley

GRADES 6-8 also give important UCAS points to help pupils gain places in their chosen universities in the future.


Watch Lamont Drama Pupil in hit BBC1 Series!

Simon Lennon returns in the BBC’s hit Drama Series Our Girl.

Simon (third from left) pictured with the cast from Our Girl.

Simon (third from left) pictured with the cast from Our Girl.

Our very own Simon Lennon is returning to our screens as ‘Brains’ alongside Michelle Keegan, Luke Pasqualino, Ben Aldridge and Shalom Brune-Franklin. Brains has always been seen as the clever one in 2 Section – but that might all change with the arrival of Rab whose intelligence may well trump that of his new colleague.

The popular BBC1 drama returns for a third series this Autumn.

Said Simon, “The series is great fun to film and it’s particularly nice to return to the role of Brains as he is an enjoyable character to play. I feature more heavily later in the series in episodes 5 to 8. The goodwill messages that I get from everyone at Lamont Drama are so lovely to receive and I want to thank everyone for their support. I’m so thankful for everything that you did for me, I couldn’t have done this without it.”

Simon Lennon stars as 'Brains'

Simon Lennon stars as ‘Brains’

In addition to his Our Girl role, Simon has recently played Marcus Ruskin in an episode of ITV’s Grantchester series alongside James Norton and Robson Green. He’s also appeared on stage, treading the boards in Our Town at the Almeida.

“Simon was a great pupil who went on to successfully audition for the National Youth Theatre. He is still very much involved with the NYT, especially with the NYT Rep Company and as an assistant director. He was also an assistant teacher at Lamont Drama and is remembered very fondly by past and current pupils. Everyone is really excited to watch the new series of Our Girl and we are all thrilled by Simon’s great success”, added Mrs Lamont.


Outstanding Results from Southport Festival 2017

What fabulous results from the 2017 Southport Festival! The school entered 24 classes and gained an outstanding 14 first places, 14 second places and 13 third places.

Said Mrs Lamont, “When we return for our new term in September, it is always a very quick turnaround to prepare for our much-loved Southport Festival. You all delivered fantastic performances, particularly considering that you had just 6 lessons to choose, learn and perfect your verse, prose reading and acting pieces. You should all be very proud of this significant achievement. It’s a joy to watch you all gain so much enjoyment from bringing your pieces to the appreciative audiences at Southport Festival and to see you gaining confidence and experience whilst you excel.”

“I look forward to the same level of enthusiasm and commitment as we turn our sights to our next set of LAMDA exams. The last couple of sessions have resulted in incredible results across the school, so I’m hoping for the same high level of success at the end of the year. I’m excited to be returning to Formby for my examination classes. They are now being held at the Gild Hall.

Mrs Lamont and pupils returning to Formby for examination and festival lessons at the Gild Hall.

Mrs Lamont and pupils returning to Formby for examination and festival lessons at the Gild Hall.





Under 8                1st Martha Last  3rd Serafina Campolucci-Bordi

Under 10              2nd  Evie Clark  3rd  Verity Clark

Under 12A           1st  Joseph Bigley  2nd  Catarina Cardeira  3rd  Jemima Brooks

Under 12B           1st  Annabel Harrison  2nd  Jasmine McElhinney  3rd  Varshaa Premakantha

Under 14              1st  Itsoghena Oyedeji  3rd  Oliver Bigley

Under 16A           2nd  Charlotte Russell  3rd Francesca Medlicott

Under 16B           1st  David Coyne  2nd  Josh Reais

Over 16                 1st  Kathryn McEvilly


Under 10              1st  Evie Clark  3rd  Verity Clark

Under 12A           1st  Catarina Cardeira  2nd  Joseph Bigley

Under 12B           2nd  Orlando Campolucci-Bordi  3rd  Annabel Harrison

Under 16              1st  Francesca Medlicott  3rd  Gabriel Cardeira


Under 10              1st  Evie Clark  3rd  Verity Clark

Under 12              2nd  Kristina Rawsthorne

Under 14              1st  Oliver Bigley

Under 16              1st  Josh Reais

Over 16                 2nd  Kathryn McEvilly


Under 10              2nd  Evie and Verity Clark

Under 12              1st  Joseph Bigley and Orlando Campolucci-Bordi  2nd  Annabel and Jessica Harrison

Under 14              2nd  William and Hannah Neave

3rd  Louisa Whorton and Niamh Hughes

Under 16              2nd  Amelia Rosin, Francesca Medlicott, Charlotte Russell, Georgia Taft, Josh Reais


Under 16              1st  Francesca Medlicott  2nd  David Coyne  3rd  Gabriel Cardeira