A Trip Down Memory Lane

Over the last few weeks, DSL has enjoyed visits from our alumni from 1971 and 1973.

Members of the class of 1973 visited Grange Court for a trip down memory lane to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their graduation. Among the group was Peter Layton, who founded DSL and moved the school to our current site in Ealing. It was wonderful to hear tales of our alumni’s time at the school. Much has changed over the 50 years, but it was clear the ethos of the school as a family of actors striving to do the best work possible has remained the same.

It was lovely to hear about the impressive careers of the class of 1973, many of whom are still working as actors, specialist tutors, writers, directors and producers.

In another visit, Sue Lavender (1971) shared some fantastic photographs of her time at DSL in the early 70s. Sue was one of the first students to study at our Grange Court site in Ealing. She, and others from her class even got involved in painting and decorating the building to make the rehearsal rooms fit for purpose.

We pride ourselves on maintaining a close relationship with our alumni, so it has been wonderful to hear the stories associated with our early days alumni.