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 – diane@lamontcasting.co.uk – 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.

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Lucas and Anna at London Palladium! - Huge congratulations to former pupils Lucas Frost and Anna McKenna who have successfully auditioned to take part in a musical extravaganza at the London Palladium theatre. Lucas and Anna will feature in an exciting project of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot In Concert at the London Palladium on Sunday 6 February 2022. The production brings the tragic characters […]
Another Set of Fabulous Results! - LAMDA EXAM RESULTS DECEMBER 2021 We achieved one high Merit and the rest of the pupils gained Distinctions! Those gaining the top mark of Distinction were: INTRODUCTORY LEVEL 3 Thanushka Luxsai GRADE 1 Taron GRADE 2 Joseph GRADE 4 Sujaani GRADE 5 Chayil Jesikka Martha GRADE 6 Josh Flyn Vaishana GRADE 7 Anishiha Anushka Jemima […]
Tori Shines Brighter Than Ever! - “As a teacher, the most rewarding moments come when you see raw talent blossoming into absolute excellence. That’s what I experienced last week when I went to Liverpool’s Hope Street Theatre to see former pupil Tori Hargreaves appearing in the new professional production of the ‘The Musical of Musicals (The Musical)!’ “In this hilarious satire […]
Talented Si Leaves TV Soap For Pastures New! - Sending huge congratulations to former Lamont pupil Simon Lennon who recently left Emmerdale after a brilliant 16-month run playing Ben Tucker. Simon has been a part of the ITV soap family since Autumn 2020, playing Aaron Dingle’s love interest. His character Ben was killed off when evil Meena Jutla (played by Paige Sandhu) claimed her third victim. […]
Fabulous in Fleetwood - Lamont pupils achieved a great set of results in the 2021 Fleetwood Online Festival. Says Mrs Lamont: “ It has been really wonderful watching all the winning performances, especially at the gala championship evening”. Lots of places were gained by pupils but those gaining 1st prizes were: Orlando for his acting, Shakespeare, own choice verse […]