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Sorry, classes are not offered. Instead, I offer 1:1 (or 2:1 tuition for duologues or siblings) to ensure personalised attention and rapid progress. 

  • For students in the UK 1:1 private lessons fees are £20 per 30 minutes/£30 per 45 minutes /£40 per 60 minutes., paid half-termly. Lessons must be booked and paid for in half-termly blocks, apart from a first taster lesson which can be taken anytime. 
  • If vacancies exist, a student may start tuition anytime during the term and should pay for the remainder of the half-term.
  • Students only requiring one-off tuition (e.g. for auditions or interviews) are accepted subject to availability.
  • Fees for overseas students are agreed individually.
  • Fees can be paid via online banking or by cash. 
  • Lessons can be taken in person (in Lancaster) or online, so your location in the UK or overseas is no barrier.

2023/2024 TERM DATES

First day of term: 4th September (7 weeks)
Half Term: 23rd October - 27th October
Last day of term: 22nd December (8 weeks)

First day of term: 8th January (5 weeks)
Half Term:12th February - 16th February
Last day of term: 28th March (6 weeks)

First day of term: 15th April (6 weeks)
Also closed on Monday 6th May 2024 (May Day Holiday)
Half Term: 27th May - 31st May
Last day of term and academic year: 19th July (7 weeks)

New 2024/25 academic year starts – 2nd September 2024

Children can start lessons from 5 years old. 
Yes! Adults are very welcome.

In fact, adults comprise about half of my work, with pupils ranging from absolute beginners to professional performers or teachers. They span an impressive age range, 18-70+ years, so age is absolutely no barrier to speech and drama work. Moreover, it's a great way to keep mentally and physically fit since it stresses the importance of correct breathing , relaxation, imagination and creativity. Plus, it's great fun; lessons are always relaxed and with plenty of laughs.

Yes, there are plenty of performing opportunities including:

  • auditioning for amateur dramatic groups

  • auditioning for the National Youth Theatre 

  • joining local speakers' clubs

  • entering speech and drama festivals

  • competing in debating and public speaking events

  • taking speech and drama examinations with LAMDA  (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art), or LCM (London College of Music) or RADA ( Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) .

  • joining an agency for actors. We have close links with leading agencies in the North West and in London and can advise accordingly. 

  • Yes, you can opt to take graded exams in a range of subjects such as Acting, Speaking Verse & Prose, Public Speaking, Devised Drama and Mime. While most pupils enjoy the ladder of progression and sense of achievement provided by these exams, they are, however, entirely optional.

  • These Ofqual-regulated exams, similar to those available in music and dance, can be taken with LAMDA, the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art ( or the London College of Music ( If you have a particular interest in performing Shakespeare, the RADA Shakespeare Awards, from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (, are also available. 

  • Success at Grades 6,7 & 8 attract UCAS points which are a useful supplement to those gained from A level/ BTEC etc. qualifications. For example, Distinctions at Grade 6, 7 & 8 are worth 12, 16 & 30 UCAS points respectively.

  • Beyond Grade 8, you can progress to diploma examinations in Performance and/or Teaching pathways, such as the Level 4 ALCM diploma (Associate, London College of Music), the Level 6 LLCM diploma (Licentiate, London College of Music) diploma or the Level 7 FLCM diploma (Fellowship, London College of Music). These qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF); Level 4 is equivalent in demand to a first year undergraduate degree; Level 6 equates in demand to a third year undergraduate degree; Level 7 is comparable in demand with a Masters' level qualification. 

Please read the following Terms and Conditions. These will also be sent to you by email, along with a Registration Form which should be completed and returned before your first lesson. If any details subsequently change, such as emergency contact information, please inform us. Thank you.

Terms & Conditions

  • Fees for 1:1 tuition are calculated at £40 per hour, or £30 per 45 minutes or £20 per 30 minutes.
  • Fees are payable half-termly and are due prior to the first lesson of each half-term block.
  • If vacancies exist, a student may start tuition anytime during a term and should pay for the remainder of the half-term.
  • Students only requiring one-off tuition (e.g. for auditions or interviews) are accepted subject to availability.
  • Fees can be paid either in cash or to the designated business bank account for Dr. C T Marlow.
  • All payments should include a reference comprising the student's first initial, surname and the date of payment. For example, a student called Harry Styles paying on the 1st September 2023 would use 'H Styles 1/9/23' as a reference.
  • Payments from international students must be in pound sterling (£GBP) and we reserve the right to charge transfer fees, if applicable.
  • Any holidays to be taken during term time and notified in advance will be deducted from the appropriate half-termly invoice. Retrospective credits will not be applied.
  • Fees for lessons not attended or cancelled by you without giving a minimum of 24 hours' notice will be forfeited and not eligible for credit unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
  • If we cancel a lesson a refund will be offered or a credit applied to the next half-term's fees, whichever is preferred.
  • Fees are calculated according to the scheduled time agreed by the teacher and student. No adjustment to fees shall be made for time lost because of late arrival or early termination of a lesson by a student. Any time lost because of the late arrival of the teacher shall be remedied by extending a lesson or by a credit adjustment to the next half-termly invoice, whichever is preferred.
  • Fees may be adjusted from time to time and will become effective after having given a half-terms' notice.
  • Tuition for graded examinations is on an exclusive basis (i.e. no sharing of tuition in the same subject with another teacher or school). However, students are free and encouraged to participate in amateur productions, drama classes, masterclasses, workshops etc., without restriction.
  • We will undertake all necessary administration (e.g. examination/festival entries/references etc.) and lesson preparation in a timely and efficient manner. No further charge will be made for this.
  • Student data is stored securely and a copy of our Privacy Policy, compliant with GDPR, is available on request.
  • The student agrees to provide their own basic materials needed for each lesson (e.g. paper, pens, files, folders etc.). Set repertoire for examinations such as drama monologues, poems and prose extracts will be supplied by us at no extra charge; own choice material may be supplied by student or teacher.
  • The student agrees that assignments, exercises or homework (such as memorizing lines) form an integral part of learning and undertake to complete such work timeously.
  • This agreement may be terminated by either party at any time by giving the other party seven days’ written notice.
  • No refund of half-termly fees will be made unless exceptional circumstances prevail.
  • Where the student is a legal minor, the parent/guardian/carer shall enter into this tutoring agreement on behalf of the student and shall accept and agree to all the terms and conditions contained herein on behalf of the student.