SURREY LAMDA QUALIFIED TEACHER
Enrichment beyond the classroom
How it works
Samantha has loved performing since being a child. Samantha studied on the three-year actor’s course at The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (A.L.R.A) and went on to gain a degree in English with Drama and Theatre Studies at Roehampton Institute and later achieved her P.G.C.E. from Greenwich University.
Samantha worked for Stagecoach Theatre Arts for 17 years and owned her own franchise for 10 years. Highlights of this time were providing opportunities for students to appear in joint events with other Stagecoach schools at Her Majesty’s Theatre and The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill, as well as opportunities at local festivals and competitions and annual shows and pantomimes, annual LAMDA drama examinations, developing students to progress to the highest levels with some auditioning and performing in West End shows.
Samantha has taught at state primary and secondary schools, and at Merton Sixth Form College and Brooklands College on the G.N.V.Q, A.S and B.Tech courses. Samantha also provided after school drama clubs in Merton for 4 years with her own company ‘Daisy Chain Drama’ before becoming a mother 20 years ago.
Samantha ran a music and singing department in South London for the Al Rasilah Trust, devoted to bringing skills to local Islamic children. Samantha has also steadily run for 19 years 'Bacchae Theatre Company’, a fringe theatre company dedicated to providing local fringe theatre in South London and rural Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, last seen touring ‘Canterbury Tales Made Modern’ in a red campervan names ‘Priscilla’. More recently in 2021, an adaptation of The Area Belle & Duel in the Dark
Samantha is involved in her own Theatre Company founded in 1999 and set up with classical plays in mind. The idea was bourne out of both the difficulty and frustration of achieving suitable parts as a performer, the enjoyment of studying and performing classic text as well at the creative freedom that comes with running your own production
ONE-TO-ONE PERSONALISED SESSIONS HELP YOUR CHILD ATTAIN
Graded examinations in communication and performance
Speaking Verse and Prose
Reading for Performance
Speaking in Public
TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON
Online One on One Lessons:
Preparation for auditions and entrance exams
Public speaking skills
Lessons cost £30 per 45mins 1:1
£20 per half hour 1:1
£20 per half hour for 2:1
Initial Teacher training
Speech & Drama, Musical Theatre & Communication Skills
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Levels of Teaching
KEY STAGE 1-5
D of E
1 hour of LAMDA Speech and Drama can count towards the skills element of the
D of E awards Bronze to Gold
Samantha can sign off the assessors report on behalf of the participating students
TRINITY ARTS AWARD
Offers range of unique qualifications that supports anyone aged up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form - from fashion to digital art, pottery to poetry
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Sammy has now provided both our children with a wonderful drama experience. From a parent’s perspective it seems to be a great mix of fun and games alongside drama skills and performance opportunities. It has certainly contributed to significant confidence building. My daughter has thoroughly enjoyed the Lamda lessons with Sammy and really looks forward to them.