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


Lamont Drama Goes International - Not many good things have come out of Covid – but one unexpected development is Lamont Drama becoming an ‘international’ school. Mrs Lamont is still doing the majority of her teaching via skype and this has opened a lot of new doors. It started when Mrs Lamont began teaching the Oyedeji family from the Wirral […]
‘Verity’s virtuoso performance is va-va-voom! - In the latest round of LAMDA examinations, 8 pupils sat and of those 6 gained Distinction – all with marks in the 90s. Two gained commendable merits. Said Mrs Lamont : “I’d like to single out Verity Clark who did particularly well gaining her Grade 8 Gold Medal with 94 marks – a month after […]
TV Star Lois Back by Popular Demand! - Good news for Lamont pupil 9-year-old Lois Cringle! Her character of Lexie has been written to re-appear in the final episode of the new six-part BBC1 police comedy-drama The Responder. The final episode’s cast has just been released to casting agents and Lois is being asked to be available from May 25th to June 17th. […]
Onward and Upward for Gabriel! - We are excited to hear about the next chapter for Gabriel Cardeira. Gabriel, who has been a Lamont pupil since junior school, is keen to study drama at a higher level and has had a number of fantastic offers from which to choose. He received offers from Trinity St. David Wales, Arden and UCLAN. He’s […]
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 […]