Drama at LAR Welwyn
At LAR Welwyn we offer Drama for ages 4 to 16. Classes on offer are:
Actor's Toolbox Class is Drama only (no singing or dance)
Drama as part of LAR Elite (auditioned)
Drama as part of our Musical Theatre classes
Drama as part of our Performing Arts Classes
1-2-1 LAMDA Lessons
We are a registered LAMDA Exam centre and all students are able to take LAMDA Exams in Acting or Verse & Prose. We include LAMDA in our Actor's Toolbox & Performing Arts classes as well as 1-2-1 lessons. The exams are not compulsory.
We have two Shows a year that all students can take part in.
Our students have the opportunity to enter Speech and Drama Festivals and have had great success at Watford and Chesham Arts Festivals.
Students are also able to audition for professional theatre work as we have our own in-house agency - LAR Talent Agency - exclusively representing LAR students.
We have a LAMDA 100% PASS RATE
All students are given the opportunity to take LAMDA Exams. We enter children ages 5+ for their exams, once a year at our Private Exam Centre.
LAMDA Exams are similar to a music exam and offer an ongoing measurement of progress in speech and drama. The
gradual progression through the LAMDA grades provides benchmarks for every stage of a student’s development. It helps to support a steady improvement in self-confidence, vocal and physical technique, and language awareness.
Grades 6 to 8 also count towards UCAS Points and are equivalent to GCSE / AS / A Levels.
Success at Speech & Drama Festivals
We are very proud of our students for their continued success at Speech and Drama Festivals and Competitions.
About our Drama classes...
Julius Wills is the Vice-Principal of LAR Performing Arts and is the LAR Welwyn LAMDA and Drama teacher.
Julius focuses on developing the skills required for vocal projection and articulation. His classes build confidence and encourage children to be brave by thinking outside the box.
In our Performing Arts classes, students develop skills in improvisation, script work, play drama games, build confidence, work on monologues and poems, develop a secure vocal technique and explore physical theatre.
1-2-1 Lessons are tailored to the individual. They can include working towards LAMDA Exams, building confidence, help with public speaking, improve reading ability and lots more.
Julius begins every class with an in-depth vocal warm-up and even our youngest students will focus on improving diction and breath control. Julius is great at making his classes really fun, whilst also developing key performance skills.
Tammy teaches our Advanced Performance Skills Class, Musical Theatre and Actor's Toolbox.
Tammy trained through LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance. Tammy has been performing since she was three years old.
With over thirty years experience in the theatre industry Theatre Credits include: Roxie Hart in Chicago (WT Musical Theatre Company), Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors (Hawthorne Theatre), Sharon in Slice of Saturday Night (Brilliant Productions), Claire in Made in Dagenham (Hawthorne Theatre), Shadow Princess in Book of Mirrors (Minack Theatre), Nancy in Oliver (Hawthorne Theatre), Rosie Probert and Gossamer Beynon in Under Milkwood (Barn Theatre), Emma in Tell Me on a Sunday (Barn Theatre), Calamity in Calamity Jane (Hawthorne Theatre), Nellie in South Pacific (Hawthorne Theatre), Gloria in Brassed Off (Barn Theatre), War of the Worlds (Minack Theatre) and most recently in the critically acclaimed one woman show ‘Good Girl’ by Naomi Sheldon (Barn Theatre). Tammy is also a double award winning GoDA actress for her performances in Under Milkwood and Tell Me on a Sunday.