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LAMDA Graded Acting & Musical Theatre Examinations

At Basics we believe that drama and theatre has the power to transform the lives of young people in Burnley and Lancashire. Developing an inner confidence and a physical presence whilst improving speech and vocal delivery, are just some of the byproducts of a youth well spent at Basics!

The Drama and Acting syllabus is designed to develop the skills necessary to communicate dramatic text to an audience whilst the Musical Theatre studies help students to develop their singing and performance skills. Learners are required to present believable characters through acting and song and as they learn to do so, they consequently learn empathy and self-awareness.

In reality, they deliver much more than that with long list of benefits and transferable skills, it’s clear to see why LAMDA lessons provide a great foundation for your child –

  • Improves literacy skills
  • Develops communication skills
  • Encourages self-expression
  • Expands vocabulary
  • Develops practical team-working skills.
  • LAMDA grades are accredited and recognised by the board of education
  • LAMDA exams are oral only – no written exam
. Exam style is friendly and encouraging

We offer a full syllabus which caters for Primary and Secondary school aged children. Every child can progress at their own pace through graded examinations. As you expect, as the student progresses through the syllabus, the content and demands increase with difficulty and required level of expertise.

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Level 1, Grades 1,2 & 3
Helpful hint: this level is perfect for Primary school children
Day: Thursday
Time: 4.00pm – 5.00pm
Cost: £33.50 pm
Max No. of students 10 per class

Level 2, Grades 4 & 5
Helpful hint: this level is perfect for Secondary School students
Day: Thursday
Time: 5.00pm – 6.00pm
Cost: £47 pm
Max No. of students 10 per class

Develops self-confidence | Improves literacy | Encourages active participation

Acting Lead Tutor - Jack Herbert

Jack began performing when he was 14 and was himself a student at Basics. He played many leading roles in Basics’ productions such as 42nd Street, Anything Goes and Miss Saigon and has more recently performed with other local adult theatre groups and the National Youth Theatre. There’s no questioning Jack’s talents. A keen musician and musical director, his singing and musical skills are unrivalled locally. However Jack is also an accomplished actor and has himself taken a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He delivers acting and music programmes throughout primary and secondary schools in East Lancashire. Basics are very fortunate to count Jack as a key member of the production team.

Musical Theatre Lead Tutor - Leanne Bradshaw

Leanne began her studies at the age of 5 when she first joined Basics, only leaving at age 19 when she auditioned for a place at Phil Winstons’ Theatreworks, Blackpool. After graduating from theatre school, Leanne worked and performed professionally for many years, in hundreds of productions throughout the UK with theatre companies. She particularly enjoyed performing with the Centre Parcs’ Production Team at Whinfell Forest and also embarked on a tour with the theatre company, performing in “Westend to Broadway”. In 2011, Leanne moved back to her hometown and has been teaching Drama, Dance and Musical Theatre ever since, specialising in the LAMDA examinations. She is very excited to be back in the rehearsal room at Basics where her love for performing began. Basics has always had a very special place in her heart.

Our ‘Acting Up’ tutors are DBS checked, first aid trained and highly experienced performers and teachers

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