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Perfect Reunion with Sara!

When one of Lamont Drama School’s most talented former pupils got back in touch….. the delight was fourfold!

Not only did Mrs. Lamont have the great enjoyment of meeting up with former pupil Sara – she got the news that Sara’s children would like to enrol as Lamont pupils.

Meeting up with Sara

Says Mrs. Lamont : “It was lovely to meet up for lunch with Sara for a catch-up. I taught Sara for many years when she lived on the Wirral. She remains one of my dearest pupils as she was so hard-working and extremely talented. Sara won many prizes at speech and drama competitions as well as gaining high distinctions for all of her LAMDA exams.

“Sara now lives in Manchester and has 3 lovely girls! I am so excited to be able to teach them and have already had my first lessons with Maryam and Zaynab via videolink. I am so looking forward to taking them on their festival/LAMDA journeys. Our meet up was a really perfect day and brought back so many wonderful memories!”

Sara and her lovely girls!

Triumph for Verse Speaking Kiki!

Lamont pupil seven-year-old Kiki was awarded 1st place for her verse speaking (7 years) at Maidstone Festival.

Kiki is a Lamont Drama remote learner so has all her lessons via skype from her home in Tunbridge Wells.

Well done Kiki!

Fabulous Fleetwood Festival!

Congratulations to all pupils who entered the Fleetwood Festival – both in person and online.

Lamont Drama pupils achieved a fantastic set of results :-

In Person Festival – 1st places were won by :

Iris                          Set verse

Martha                 Own choice poem and solo acting

Emilia                    Own choice poem/comic verse/solo act/duologue

Skylar                    Novice solo act/duologue

Serafina                Set verse/solo act/sonnet

Freddie                 Memorised prose

Freddie after his winning prose performance!

Olivia                     Comic verse/memorised prose

Emilia                    Most promising Junior Verse

Olivia                     Junior Verse Championship Trophy

Matha                   Junior Solo Act

Serafina                Senior verse Championship Trophy

Well done Olivia for some amazing performances at the Fleetwood Festival

Online Festival 1st places were won by :

Set verse 7 and under                     Kiki

Set verse 8 & 9                                  Esme

Set verse 10 & 11                             Ethan

Set verse 12 & 13                             Amelie

Set verse 14 &15                              Serafina

Own choice verse 8 & 9                 Esme

Own choice verse 12-16                Gabriel

Comic Verse 11 and under            Poppy

Prose Read 7 and under                 Jaylun

Prose Read 8 & 8                              Esme

Memorised Prose 10 &11             Ethan

Memorised Prose 12 & 13            Amelie

Solo Act 11 and under                    Poppy

Solo Act 13 & 15                               Serafina

Sonnet 12-15                                     Gabriel

Rising Star Award                             Timmy

Exceptional Emma Does it Again!

Congratulations to former Lamont Drama pupil Emma Charnock who was recently awarded with an ‘Outstanding Lawyer of the Year’ award.

President of the Liverpool Law Society (pictured left) presented Emma (right) with her award at the recent Liverpool Law Society awards evening.

Says Mrs Lamont : “Emma was such a talented pupil and won many many awards at drama festivals and got exceptional results for her LAMDA exams. The word that always came to mind when she presented her finished pieces to me was ‘Outstanding’ – so I can only concur with the Liverpool Law Society!

“I have, of course had many pupils who went onto great success in the theatre, on television and on film, but it is always a delight to hear about pupils who go on to succeed in other walks of life. I like to think that a little bit of what they learnt with me – stays with them for those pressured moments of public speaking whether on stage, in the court room or in the doctor’s surgery! Hopefully ‘Lamont Life Skills’ go a long way.”

Congratulations Emma!

Awesome Autumn LAMDA Results

Another fabulous set of results with all pupils gaining the top mark of distinction! Lovely to see so many of my remote students across the country doing so well!

Introductory Stage 2 Jaylun, Sharuhi

Introductory Stage 3 Kiki (pictured below)

Entry Esme (Pictured below with Ethan – both from London)

Grade 1 Felicity, Vidusshi

Grade 2 Thanushka

Grade 3 Fin, Erin, Jack, Henry, Ethan (pictured with Esme – both from London)

Grade 4 Harriet

Grade 5 Olivia

Grade 7 April

Grade 8 Chayil

Well done to everyone!

Lois is back in BBC1’s The Responder

Twelve-year-old Lamont Drama pupil Lois Cringle is starring in the new series of the hit BBC1 drama The Responder.

Lois, who plays Lexie, was delighted to be invited back to film a second series as the daughter of Jodie Sweeney played by Faye McKeever (Time, A Confession, Trollied, Little Boy Blue). She featured as Lexie in the first series which nabbed six BAFTA nominations and racked up over 9.5 million viewers for its 2022 premiere, making it one of the year’s most successful dramas.

The Responder stars Martin Freeman (Sherlock) as troubled Liverpool police night officer Chris Carson, who found himself struggling to hold his life (and mental health) together after getting tangled up with the city’s criminal underworld. The first season saw him make several dark, unethical decisions.

Series 2 picks up six months after the events of the series’ first instalment, as Chris attempts to rebuild his life and relationships. But the combination of trying to be a better police officer, a better person, and a better father all while dealing with the trauma inherent in his chosen line of work as a night response officer…well, it’s a lot. Chris needs a day job. But is he prepared to risk everything to get one?

The five-part second series is written by ex-police officer Tony Schumacher.

“Throwing myself back into the world of The Responder has been such a ride over this last year or so,” writer Tony Schumacher said in a statement. “Gathering the characters old and new around me has been a delight, and finally getting to see these people brought to life by so many incredible people fills me with genuine excitement. I just can’t wait for you to see them too!”

Lois was equally excited to return : “I love being back on set and it very exciting to recreate my character of Lexie.”

Filming is taking place in and around Liverpool. The first season of The Responder is currently available to stream on BritBox.

Well done, Lois!

Freddie Flying High!

Macbeth is coming to Liverpool and will star Lamont Drama Pupil 12-year-old Freddie Thomason.

Freddie will play Macduff’s son alongside Ralph Fiennes (Macbeth) and Indira Varma (Lady Macbeth). Macduff will be played by Ben Turner.

Freddie starring as Macduff’s son.

This brand-new production of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic plays is being staged like never before in custom built theatre spaces unique to this production in Liverpool, Edinburgh, London and Washington DC. The Liverpool production will run from November 18th until December 20th at The Depot in Liverpool L7.

Directed by Simon Godwin with set and costume design by Frankie Bradshaw, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth sees a couple corrupted by their relentless lust for power with blood on their hands. It tells the gripping tale of greed, murder, deception and superstition.

Freddie’s performance dates are :

Nov 24 at 7.30 pm

Nov 28at 7.30 pm (press night)

Dec 2 at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Dec 5 at 7.30 pm

Dec 7 at 2.30 pm and 7.30 pm

Dec 11 at 7.30 pm

Dec 12 at 7.30 pm

Dec 15 at 7.30 pm

Dec 19 at 7.30

‘Break a leg’ Freddie – we are all very proud of you and also wishing you a successful time at the Fleetwood Drama Festival in November.

Happy 1st LAMDA Exam Day!

Its always a pleasure to see pupils not only gaining from their LAMDA experiences – but enjoying them too.

How happy lovely 7-year-old Kiki looks after her first-ever LAMDA exam. Kiki, who lives in Tunbridge Wells in Kent, has all her Lamont lessons via Skype and is a joy to teach.

Mum Oluwaseun, said:” Kiki had the exam and enjoyed the whole process. She also saw younger children there and it inspired her.  She said the examiner was very nice!”

As it should be!


Hardworking pupils achieved a fabulous set of results sitting their LAMDA exams at the Lamont Centre on Merseyside.

The Summer 2023 session results were as follows (D) Distinction (M) Merit :-

Speaking of Verse and Prose

Grade 2

Hallela (D), Jack (D), Henry (D), Kye (M)

Grade 3

Luxsai (D), Gadowl (D), Beracha (D), Harriet (D)

Grade 4

Taron (D), Joseph (D), Clara (D)

Grade 5

Freddie (D)

Grade 6

Sujaani (D), Martha (D)

Grade 7

Serafina (D), Kisaan (D), Jesikka (D)

Grade 8

Gabriel (D)

Beracha (7) from the Wirral scored the highest mark in this exam session with a fantastic 98 marks! 

Seven-year-old Beracha scored an amazing 98%

This was her first exam and Beracha has all her lessons via Skype.  Well done Beracha!!!

100% Brilliant!

Two Lamont pupils recently scored a perfect ‘100’ in their LAMDA examinations – a rare achievement for anyone!

Poppy-Mei and Timmy, a talented sister and brother from London, have all their Lamont lessons by Skype and actually sat their exam in the capital.

The delightful Timmy and Poppy-Mei

Says Mrs. Lamont: “Poppy-Mei and Timmy are a delight to teach. Their phenomenal results for Grade 4 and Introductory Stage 1 demonstrate that wherever you are in the world – you can succeed with Lamont Drama.

“More and more of my pupils are now doing a mixture of remote and face-to-face lessons to fit in with their busy lifestyles. I also have a growing number of remote pupils from further afield including London, Plymouth, Nottingham and California – and I am shortly taking on a new pupil from China”.

Anyone interested in remote or face-to-face LAMDA examination lessons should contact Mrs. Lamont on