Lincoln Academy of Dramatic Arts
Academy of Dramatic Arts

LADA receives funding to support Newark's young actors

July 20th , 2009

We are delighted to announce that today we have received funding from Newark Youth Trust to enable more young people to access our weekly theatre skills class for 11-18 year olds which is held at Newark College on Wednesday evenings.

Mark Rind, LADA’s Creative Director, said “We are delighted to have this support from the Newark Youth Trust. The funding will enable us to pay for the course fees of local young actors who enjoy drama and want to develop their skills. We are working hard to develop a hardship fund to ensure all our classes are fully inclusive. In this current economic climate this financial support from the Newark Youth Trust is vital to allow our classes to be accessed by more young people.”

We are now inviting young actors in the area to contact us for more information about the Wednesday classes and the financial support that this funding has provided. To contact us click here


Newark Students celebrate LAMDA Examination Sucess

July 17th, 2009

End of term for LADA's Newark class students was celebrated with the arrival of an excellent set of LAMDA Acting Examination results for three students. Marie Hibbert, Lizzie Bratt and Ben Reed all entered the London Academy of Dramatic Arts exams for the first time and all passed! Marie Hibbert was commended for her indepth character creations and was awarded a Pass with Merit. Lizzie Bratt dazzled the examiner with her articulate dramatic delivery and was also awarded a pass with Merit. Ben Reed had great energy in his performance pieces and as the youngest member of the group celebrated his first LAMDA exam pass. Congratulations to them all and we all look forward to the new term of Theatre Skills classes taking place at Newark College in September.


Academy Student Wins Primetime BBC TV Competition

May 19th, 2009
Tim Ingham, who attends LADA's Thursday evening theatre skills class for students aged 17+ has won a fantastic role in a special episode of Doctor Who. BBC1's primetime show 'Tonight's the Night', presented by John Barrowman, invited Doctor Who fans to create a brand new Doctor Who villian with the ultimate prize of having a brand new scene written especially for the villan.
Tim Fought off thousands of other entries with his creative and engaging performance and it was announced live on the BBC1 show last Saturday that Tim's creation 'Sao Til' was the panel's favourite. The judging panel was made up of Denise Van Outen, Casting Director Andy Pryor and Torchwood himself, John Barrowman.
This unique Doctor Who scene, written by Russel T Davies, will be aired this Saturday on BBC1.


2009 Summer School Launched

May 7th, 2009
The 2009 LADA Summer School has now been launched! This year's production will be the exciting, fast paced and hilarious musical THE BLUE CRYSTAL. Don't miss out on this great way to spend a week in the summer!


Students perform new found theatre skills

April 3rd, 2009
Students of the Lincoln Academy of Dramatic Arts presented an evening of scenes, monologues and songs this week at the Bishop Greaves Theatre, Lincoln.

Over 15 students from LADA’s Newark and Lincoln classes stepped into the spotlight this Wednesday by coming together for a performance evening which saw all the students performing focussed and detailed extracts from plays.

Laura Fisher, who attends LADA’s Thursday evening classes in Lincoln, opened the show with a bold and vivacious speech from Two by Jim Cartwright. She played Mrs Iger (a woman who has a soft spot for ‘big men’) with great skill and set the high performance standard of the evening.

Jessica Crampton, who attends LADA’s Tuesday evening classes in Lincoln, gave an emotional interpretation of a speech from I am Yours by Judith Thompson. The audience were moved by her emotional depth and she left the stage with an electric atmosphere buzzing in the auditorium.

Annie Laverty and Poppy Adamson brought laughter on stage with a hilarious short scene in which two characters argue over the merits of Tomato Ketchup!!

As one performer left the stage another one arrived bringing a new and engaging performance.

Tim Ingham and Paul Mutagejja concluded the evening with an edited version of Zoo Story by Edward Albee. Ingham built his character's frustration with skill whilst Mutageija masterfully mixed buffoon comedy with heart wrenching tragedy.

One audience member said after the performance “It is fantastic to give these young actors an opportunity to show their individual talents. They were all so confident at standing alone on a big stage delivering exciting characters.”