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 via video link or in person (face-to-faceis preferred), 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 set up a video link to 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


Whoop Whoop! NYT Here We Come! - Massive congratulations to the latest Lamont pupils who have been accepted by the prestigious National Youth Theatre (NYT). Ellie Edwards (16) from Formby and Itsoghena Oyedeji (17) from Hoylake heard this week that ‘They’re in!”. Following their tough auditions, they both received a letter inviting them to become a member of the National Youth Theatre […]
Ellis Excels! - Congratulations to Lamont pupil, Ellis Coulter, who has been offered places at the following drama schools: Italia Conti, Drama Studio, American Academy Of Dramatic Arts, The Oxford School Of Drama and 4th Monkey. After much consideration, Ellis has decided to take up the offer from THE OXFORD SCHOOL OF DRAMA and will start there in […]
Distinctions Across the Board! - Fabulous results! In the most recently LAMDA examination session – all pupils passed with the top mark of Distinction! A special mention has to go to Louisa who gained 99 marks for her Grade 7 and to April who gained 98 for her Grade 3. We have one more set of results to arrive from […]
Lois Back On Set - Nine-year-old Lois Cringle is back on set filming more scenes for the new BBC1 police comedy-drama The Responder. Lois, a Lamont Drama pupil, stars as Lexie in the six-part series and her dad is played by Liverpool actor Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone). Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock) leads the cast in […]
Martha Meets the Stars! - Nine-year-old Lamont Drama pupil Martha Last has been rubbing shoulders with the stars whilst working on a new feature film. Martha’s co-stars are Rebel Wilson and Celyn Jones! Martha’s mum Catherine, said: Martha had a great time on the project. She was treated very well and loved meeting both Rebel and Celyn”. Well done Martha! […]