Also available within the Drama department are professional acting lessons working towards the prestigious LAMDA speech and drama exams. LAMDA exams cover entry, intermediate and advanced level (Grades 6, 7 and 8 or Bronze, Silver and Gold medals). Recently the advanced examinations have been included in the UCAS tariff as points towards entry into Higher Education, adding official prestige to qualifications that are already fun and challenging. Girls can take the exams either as solo performers, as duologue performers where two candidates perform together, or combined, where each perform a solo scene and one scene together. Tuition is led by professional actors Kate Wilton, Lucy Tregear, Terry Wilton and Caroline Lawrie.
Kate Wilton is an actress who trained at East 15 drama school. She has worked extensively in the theatre and TV including major roles for the BBC and independent TV productions. She has performed on many tours around the UK including leading roles at The West Yorkshire Play House, The Orange Tree Theatre - Richmond and The Assembly Rooms - Edinburgh.
She has also taught drama workshops at colleges throughout the UK and has really enjoyed teaching LAMDA to the Juniors and Seniors at Blackheath High School.
Lucy is an actress with a wealth of experience in the theatre, radio and television. She has performed leading roles in the West end, with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and numerous theatres across the country and abroad. She has taught and performed at universities all over the USA as well as schools in the UK. She is also a successful television voice-over artist and a trained operatic soprano. Lucy is thrilled to be bringing LAMDA coaching to the girls at Blackheath High School.
Terry Wilton has enjoyed a much travelled career in theatre, film and television: several world tours for the British Council and the Old Vic ; leading roles in a number of seasons with the Royal Shakespeare Company ; regular guest appearances with the Royal Exchange theatre in Manchester ; seasons with Mike Alfred’s Method and Madness company and in Regent’s Park Open Air theatre ; and several prestigious West End runs. He has given Shakespeare master classes at State University of New York (Geneseo) ; and performed, lectured and given theatre workshops in College and University residencies across some fifteen States of North America
Caroline Lawrie has worked in a wide range of mediums which include 'On Approval' at The Playhouse Theatre, 'The Master Builder' at the Haymarket Theatre and 'An Ideal Husband' at The Old Vic Theatre, all directed by sir Peter Hall in London's West End. Her other Theatre work includes Blythe Spirit, Rebecca and Dry Rot at The Gaiety Theatre, Douglas. No1 tours incluse 'As you like it,' 'Twelf Night' and 'A Midsummer's Night Dream.' She also toured 'Romeo and Juliet' for Theatre in Education. Most recently, she toured No 1 Theatres with Jane Austin's 'Emma.' Caroline's TV experiences include The Bill, Doctors, Boon, Barbara and Prince and the Pauper. Accompanying her tours in Theatre, she also has extensive experience of workshops with children rediscovering the plays including improvision and acting techniques.