Harris students take a step closer to stardom - The Rugby Observer

Harris students take a step closer to stardom

TALENTED drama students impressed examiners at a Rugby school.

Students of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) programme at Harris Church of England Academy received a record number of distinctions following their exams.

LAMDA, which sets the bar for aspiring actors across the UK, helped launch the careers of newly appointed patron Benedict Cumberbatch, Poirot star David Suchet, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Anthony Head.

The qualifications, which are externally assessed, are achieved through a series of solo monologues performed in front of an examiner.

Harris head of performing arts Chris Browning said: “We run several enrichment programmes at Harris for students who show enthusiasm and creativity, and our LAMDA programme is the hardest.

“Students must work extremely hard to learn their extended monologues and develop characterisation and staging which meets the highest standard for their grade. We’re delighted for all the students.”

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