Limepalm was founded by Robin Belfield and Susie Leppard who met while working together on the Lindfield Arts Festival. Holly Seymour officially joined the team in 2017 but was an informal member of the team for quite some time as a parent and occasional teacher!
At Limepalm Dram clubs and sessions we deliver fun, creative drama sessions for primary school aged children. We aim to help your child build self-confidence, communication skills and meet other children in a safe, yet informal environment. Through creative games and imaginative play, we explore drama and movement and the associated theatre arts, developing speaking and listening skills as well as the enjoyment of storytelling and live performance.
We are not a franchise so enjoy setting our own syllabus which we can readily adapt to suit the children we are working with, according to age, ability, the size of each group and any special areas of interest. We are also able to respond to changes in the National Curriculum supporting the children through their formal learning with the added bonus of Holly bringing up to date experience from her other life as a SENCO at a local primary school.
At Limepalm we’re not just about acting. We help the children discover all elements of the theatre with some children preferring to take on different roles in the projects we do such as directing, writing, stage management, prop making etc.
In 2018 we began teaching the LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) offer new and existing students the opportunity to take exams in Acting or Verse and Prose along with the Introductory exams which are a great way for younger children to enjoy the process of taking LAMDA grades.
To date Limepalm students have enjoyed a fantastic run of results from Introductory 1 all the way up the Medal level for the older children. In 2019 we also introduced the Musical Theatre LAMDA syllabus working with Jo Brennan who is Subject Leader for Music at The King’s School in Portslade and lives locally in Haywards Heath.