CHRIS MARLOW BA (Hons), PGCE, PGDIP, LLCM, MIDTA
Chris trained at the universities of Manchester and Oxford, winning as an undergraduate the John Osborne Award. He is a Director of Rossendale Dance and Drama Centre, Lancashire, where he teaches theatre and screen acting, with an emphasis on his specialisms of voice, speech and movement. He is an Adjudicator and an Examiner for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), which is an accredited awarding body and leading conservatoire for the training of actors.
SUSAN MACKAY LLAM, ALAM, LLAN(TD)
Susan Mackay graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy having previously gained experience running her own stage school for ten years. She has toured in repertory theatre and now directs her own Drama School, where she teaches Speech and Drama, GCSE Drama and helps students of all ages. Susan is an experienced adjudicator and has served as a Deputy on the Adjudicators’ Council. She adjudicates at festivals all over the UK, in Ireland and the Far East. She sees her role as an adjudicator as a combination of bringing new ideas to text and performance as well as encouraging all participants. She feels that everyone should leave a festival with a sense of achievement.
JAYNE BUCHANAN LTCL, ATCL, PCertLAM, MSTSD
Jayne is a Speech and Drama Teacher who works in several schools whilst maintaining a private practice. She teaches both children and adults, working on all aspects of speech, drama and examination preparation.
Jayne enjoys writing short plays and scenes, regularly performing on stage and recently working with the playwright, Jim Cartwright.
Jayne has just become an examiner and is looking forward to adjudicating at the Lytham Festival of Performing Arts.