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Another Set of Excellent LAMDA Exam Results!

Lamont Drama’s latest LAMDA results are in – and they are excellent!  All pupils gained either a Distinction or a high Merit.  Well done to you all!

Amélie Henderson, who lives in California and has her lessons via videolink, performed stupendously gaining 95 marks for her grade 5 exam.  Amélie also took her exam via videolink. Technology working at it’s best and enabling learners from all around the world to reap the benefits of sitting LAMDA exams.

Amélie and her Dad (also a former Lamont pupil) Congratulations on your EXCELLENT result!

The full results were as follows:-

LAMDA RESULTS SPRING 2022

Entry

Henry Shannon (D), Lily Gordon (D), Luxsai Premaraj (D), Ben Last (M), Jack Shannon (M)

Grade 3

Clara Robinson (D)

Grade 4

Freddie Thomason (D), Lois Cringle (D), Agsheyan Praveethan (D)

Grade 5

Amélie Henderson (D)

Grade 6

Serafina Campolucci-Bordi (D)

Grade 7

Gabriel Osborne (D), Matilda Brookes-Jones (D)

Grade 8

Ifeoluwa Oyedeji (D), Victoria Osborne (D)

Shakespeare – Level 2

Gabriel Osborne (D)

 

 

 

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 history of NYT success and every year the competition for places remains fierce – so it’s always a huge achievement.

Gorgeous Emily is now an NYT member!

Many past pupils, chosen as NYT company members, have said how much it helped them in later life with either securing their dream job – or excelling in their chosen career.

So girls, have fun on your two-week Summer course – make loads of happy memories – and you never the whole experience might just come in handy at a later date!

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 addition Gabriel Osborne and Freddie Thomason won a trophy for best drama piece in the festival and were invited to perform at the prestigious prize winners’ concert on the Saturday evening.

Gabriel and Freddie on top form! Many congratulations – and to all Lamont pupils who performed out of their socks!

Results:

Verse Speaking

Beautiful verse from Emilia

 

Yr 5                                        1st Emilia Guy

Yr 6                                        2nd Freddie Thomason  3rd Lois Cringle

Yr 6 (own choice)             1st  Freddie Thomason

Yr 7-9                                    1st Gabriel Osborne  3rd  Evie Clark

Yr 10-13                                1st Orlando Capolucci-Bordi

Well done Lois!

 

Prose Reading

Yr 5                                        1st  Emilia Guy  2nd  Skylar Davies

Yr 6                                        1st  Freddie Thomason

Yr 7-9                                    1st Gabriel Osborne  2nd  Verity Clark

Solo Acting

Yr 5                                        1st Emilia Guy

Yr 6                                        1st  Freddie Thomason  2nd  Lois Cringle

Yr 7-9                                    1st  Verity Clark

Yr 10-13                                1st  Orlando Campolucci-Bordi

 

Shakespeare

Yr 7-9                                    1st  Gabriel Osborne

Yr 10-13                                2nd  Orlando Campolucci-Bordi

Duologues

Yr 5/6                                    1st  Skylar Davies and Emilia Guy

Yr 7-9                                    1st  Freddie Thomason and Gabriel Osborne

Success for Emilia and Skylar

Junior Thespian of the Year – 1st  Verity Clark  3rd  Gabriel Osborne

Young Thespian of the Year – 2nd Orlando Campolucci-Bordi (who won the Dawn Patrol Cup for best individual performance for one of his pieces.

 

 

 

Isla WOWS as Matilda!

Congratulations to Isla Gie on her opening night as Matilda at the Cambridge Theatre in the West End.

ISLA is MATILDA

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 true happiness with Miss Honey!

As the Matildafanart site says “ Isla really was made for this role”.

 

Good luck Isla for the rest of your 6-month-run and keep enjoying this wonderful adventure as much as you have done on week 1!

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 lovely festival!

The results were as follows :-

VERSE SPEAKING – set poems

Year 2                    1st Ben Last

Year 3                    3rd Luxsai Premaraj

Year 4                    1st Joseph Edwards

Year 5                    3rd  Gadowl Oyedeji

Year 6                    2nd Clara Robinson

Year 7 & 8            1st  Serafina Campolucci-Bordi

2nd  Gabriel Osborne

7-year-old Luxsai Premaraj

Gadowl Oyedeji

Henry and Jack Shannon

VERSE SPEAKING – own choice

Year 3 & 4            1st  Henry Shannon

2nd  Jack Shannon

Year 5 & 6            1st  Martha Last

2nd  Emilia Guy

3rd  Freddie Thomason

Year 7 & over     1st  Josh Sikdar

Siblings 10-year-old Martha and 7-year-old Ben Last

 

PROSE READING

Year 4                    1st  Joseph Edwards

2nd  Taron Premakantha

Year 5 & 6            1st  Freddie Thomason

2nd  Clara Robinson

3rd  Martha Last

Year 7 & Over    1st  Emily Rimmer

2nd  Josh Sikdar

3rd  Jemima Brooks

10-year-old Freddie Thomason

 

MONOLOGUE

Year 7 & Under 2nd  Gabriel Osborne

SOLO ACT

Year 4/5/6           1st  Martha Last

2nd  Joseph Edwards

3rd  Emilia Guy

Year 7                    1st  Serafina Campolucci-Bordi

Year 8 & 9            1st  Verity Clark

2nd  Evie Clark

Year 10 & Over 1st  Louisa Whorton

2nd  Emily Rimmer

3rd  Jemima Brooks

Congratulations Jemima and Louisa

DUOLOGUE

Year 6 & under  1st  Taron Premakantha and Joseph Edwards

Year 7-9                1st  Evie and Verity Clark

2nd  Gabriel Osborne and Freddie Thomason

Year 10 & over  1st  Jemima Brooks and Louisa Whorton

Jemima Brooks and Louisa Whorton

 

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. The very talented Orlando Campolucci-Bordi takes on the role of Donkey with his sister Serafina Campolucci-Bordi appearing as Ugly Duckling and Anabel Harrison playing one of the three pigs. What a ‘fabulous five’ addition to the show!

The production, which runs from April 7 to April 9, is an hilarious and spectacular show which turns the world of fairytales upside down in an all-singing, all-dancing, must-see musical comedy.

Good Luck to all of you – and have lots of fun – on your adventures in Duloc and beyond!

Lamont Drama in collaboration with the Children’s University

LAMONT Drama School is now a Learning Destination for Children’s University!

The move follows several enquiries from current pupils who wished to collect stamps from Children’s University in recognition of their time invested in their drama classes.

Children’s University is a charity that works in partnership with schools to develop a love of learning in children. They do this by encouraging and celebrating participation in extra-curricular activities in and outside of school. The impact of these activities is proven to be positive which is why they’re committed to creating a level playing field of opportunity and opening up access to children of all backgrounds.

Research shows that participation in extra-curricular activities can positively impact on attainment, increase a pupil’s positive identification with school, and build self-confidence and resilience. Research also shows that children that do not have access to these opportunities fall behind, lack confidence, and fail to develop career aspirations. The resulting attainment gap is so significant that 25% of children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds achieve below expected attainment levels.

Children’s University aims to give leaners the following outcomes:-

  • They feel they have grown in confidence and self-belief
  • They have enjoyed new experiences, in new places and want to keep exploring
  • They believe they have a broader range of essential skills
  • They feel empowered to make positive choices about their future
  • They see learning that is fun, aspirational and lifelong
  • They feel their eyes have been opened to a multiplicity of learning activities and opportunities
  • They feel celebrated for their commitment to learning by their family, school and community.

You can find out more about Children’s University on their website www.childrensuniversity.co.uk.

Incredible Isla is Matilda in West End

So proud to finally be able to announce that 10-year-old Lamont Drama pupil (and granddaughter of Mrs.Lamont) Isla Gie will be playing the role of Matilda in Matilda The Musical in the West End from March – September 2022.

It has been Isla’s dream to play Matilda since going to see the show for her 4th birthday. Since that time, she has been singing the songs non-stop around the house – but will now be singing them for real in front of the audience at the Cambridge Theatre.

Isla’s latest role as Matilda follows her run as Cindy Lou in the first-ever UK Tour of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, when Isla was just 8. Before that, she played Little Cosette (and Little Eponine) in the UK Tour of Les Miserables.

Well done Isla – once again proving that ‘even if you’re little you can do a lot!’

Lois Lights up the TV Screen!

How exciting for 9-year-old Lamont pupil Lois Cringle – watching herself in the BBC1 comedy drama The Responder.

Lois, who plays Lexie, stars alongside Martin Freeman, who plays the principal role in the series.

Great performance Lois!

Lois’s name in lights!

Before The Responder, Martin is well-known for playing Watson in the BBC’s contemporary adaptation Sherlock. Martin also played Bilbo Baggins in the three-part Peter Jackson film series The Hobbit, as well as numerous other successful film and TV series.

Lois had a brilliant time filming and now is enjoying watching the series with her family, currently on BBC1

Lois with her TV Dad!

Well Done, Lois!

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 of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot to life in the West End. An evening of music exploring one of the greatest love triangles of all time.

Featuring the acclaimed score from the musical Camelot, a trio of theatre royalty – Ramin Karimloo (Love Never Dies, Les Misérables), Bradley Jaden (Les Misérables) and Lucy St. Louis (The Phantom Of The Opera) lead the cast. Accompanied by a full orchestra, they’ll portray the ill-fated king, his queen and his friend-turned-rival while capturing all the drama from the medieval world of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.

The production will also be supported with a 35-strong Trinity Laban Musical Theatre Ensemble.

Lucas’s Mum Karen (and biggest fan) says: “Lucas successfully auditioned with the rest of the Musical Theatre Degree classes from Trinity Laban, for the ensemble, for Lerner & Loewes ‘Camelot’ in concert at the London Palladium. Amongst others, two of your former students, Lucas and Anna McKenna were both successful. We are so proud of them and can’t wait to travel to London to see them perform alongside ‘Ramin Karimloo and Bradley Jaden’ amongst others”. 

Lucas Frost

Anna McKenna

The musical – featuring a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe – tells the story of the idealistic King Arthur, who hopes to build his kingdom on fellowship and honour. But those ideals are soon tested when his beautiful wife Guenevere falls for the young knight Lancelot, creating one of the most famous love triangles in literary history.

Olivier and Tony Award nominee Karimloo, who will play King Arthur, said, “This is going to be a very exciting production and the fact it is for one exclusive night only makes it even more special”.

Along with enjoying an incredible display of talent on stage, audiences can expect to hear Camelot’s most well-loved music including If Ever I Would Leave YouI Loved You Once In Silence and, of course, the title song.