LAMDA Drama School Place for an Exceptional Talent

27 Jun 2013

Prior Park College Year 13 student, Hattie Seaton learnt yesterday that dreams do indeed come true. She is one of just 30 drama students nationwide who has been awarded a place at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) Drama School where she will study acting for the next three years

Prior’s Director of Drama, Mr David Langley says that Hattie’s achievement is particularly impressive; “It is rare for drama schools to take students straight from school as they prefer them to gain a little worldly experience. However, clearly, like all of us, they were impressed with Hattie’s professionalism, her focus and her talents and realised what an opportunity they had on their hands.”

To put Hattie’s achievement into perspective, 6500 applied to LAMDA this year of which nearly 5000 were women. With an annual intake of just 30 people, it is an incredibly difficult place to get into and, in fact, can be regarded as the drama equivalent of an Oxbridge place. Famous graduates of the LAMDA Drama School include Benedict Cumberpatch, Ruth Wilson, Harriet Walter and Jim Broadbent.

Hattie was most recently seen in the 2013 College production of The Great Gatsby and last year dazzled everyone with her performance of Medea. Prior Park College Head, James Murphy-O’Connor adds his congratulations: “Hattie follows an ever growing line of Prior alumni now treading the boards professionally, and we offer our warmest congratulations to her and look forward to seeing her career grow and flourish.”