Impressive drama is being staged on our doorstep – with half-price tickets for H&F residents and a chance to spot the stars of tomorrow.

The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art in Talgarth Road, Hammersmith, has unveiled its autumn season with five productions between now and Christmas.

LAMDA – the UK’s oldest drama school – is financially supported by H&F Council, with residents benefiting from £7 tickets instead of the usual £14 in their new Sainsbury Theatre, created as part of a recent £28.2million investment.

The season is a showcase for graduating actors and technicians who put on 20 professionally directed and designed productions each year.

“The quality and standard of LAMDA’s work is tremendous,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.

“We are determined to make H&F the best place to work, live and socialise in Europe and I’m proud that the council supports this drama college. It underlines what a richly artistic borough this is, while the half-price ticket offer makes top theatre truly affordable.”

H&F support for LAMDA forms part of the council’s new arts strategy which aims to build on the existing cultural scene, boost employment and help the local economy.