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, 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 – Offices in the North-west & London

The Lamont Casting Agency runs independently alongside the drama school and has members from across the North West and London, 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


NYT – Here We Come! - Massive Congratulations to two Lamont pupils who, on their first attempt, successfully auditioned for the prestigious National Youth Theatre. So proud of my brilliant actors 15-year-old Emily Rimmer from Formby and 14-year-old Ifeoluwa Oyedeji from The Wirral! They auditioned, along with 6,000 other young hopefuls, and just 700 places were offered!   Lamont Drama has a long […]
Successful New Venture for Lamont Pupils! - Lamont pupils entered this year’s Alderley Edge Festival for the very first time. The event was a great success with all pupils and parents remarking on how welcoming and friendly the festival was. Lamont School entered 19 classes and won 15 firsts, 7 seconds and 3 thirds. All the 1st places received trophies and in […]
Isla WOWS as Matilda! - Congratulations to Isla Gie on her opening night as Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End. Isla performed as Matilda on her first three nights to roaring standing ovations. Her singing, acting and dancing were  impeccable and the audience was swept along on a fantastic journey as Matilda ‘changed her story’ and found […]
Wonderful Wirral! - What a wonderful Wirral Festival! Pupils performed in a total of 20 classes and gained 16 1st places. There were many 2nd places too and everyone gained at least a 3rd certificate. In addition to these wonderful results – everyone had a lot of fun and there was a sea of smiling faces. A really […]
Fabulous Five Lamont Pupils join forces in Shrek The Musical! - Congratulations to five talented Lamont Drama Pupils starring in Shrek The Musical at The Atkisnon in Southport. The musical is being staged by SONG, the award-winning musical theatre company for 10 to 20 year-olds. Taking on the title role of Shrek is Oliver Bigley, with his brother Joseph Bigley acting opposite him as Lord Farquaar. […]