An Evening of Drama

An Evening of Drama

April 30, 2019

On Sunday, members of the Latymer community took their seats in the Edward Latymer theatre for a night of artistic variety as Latymerian actors took to the stage to perform a selection of monologues, sketches, songs, poems and play extracts at An Evening of Drama.

The event was compered by actor, and former Latymer parent, Niamh Cusack (Testament of Youth, The Hollow Crown). Niamh introduced each act including her son Calam Lynch (2013), who performed a selection of poems.

Both Niamh and Calam thoroughly enjoyed an evening back at Latymer:

“We were both so glad to be there. I have such fond, happy memories of Latymer.”


The audience, made up of parents, teachers and friends of Latymer, were astounded by the acting, singing and comedic talents of the nineteen Latymerian performers.

Pieces included The Interrogation (pictured), performed by Jack Waldouck (2007) and Maisie Preston (2014), an extract from Sophia Leuner’s (2012) This Might Not Be It performed by James Esler (2012) and a musical ensemble finale of Everything’s Coming up Roses, from Gypsy.

Tigony Phillips (2013), who performed an extract from An Intervention by Mike Bartlett, was dazzled by the talent of fellow actors:

“The event was so much fun and it was amazing to see such extraordinary talent. It reminded me how proud I am to be a Latymerian.”

Renowned Latymerian actor, and former drama scholar at Latymer, Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy, W1A, Elementary) demonstrated her support of the School in a rousing speech at the event.

Ophelia praised Latymer for giving her the skillset required to succeed:

“The most important skill that this incredible institution gave me was confidence.”

In closing the Head, David Goodhew, thanked all for attending who, by purchasing a ticket, had contributed to the £2,000 raised for the Bursaries Appeal 2018/19 in aid of our Inspiring Minds campaign.