Specialist LAMDA Speech & Drama Teacher, Acting Teacher and public speaking teacher based in Cheshire

After graduating from The University of East Anglia in Scriptwriting and Performance, Olivia Tenquist began to embark on her teaching career. Over the past 7 years Olivia has taught Speech & Drama, GCSE Drama and Acting in various secondary and primary schools in Cheshire as well as teaching 1 to 1 lessons at home and online.

Olivia has recently registered her own private LAMDA exam centre at home.


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is one of the oldest and most well-respected Drama schools in the world. LAMDA believes in the transformative power of the dramatic arts and the value to society of creativity, innovation and authentic, confident communication. LAMDA examinations are globally recognised qualifications in acting, literature, musical theatre, public speaking and poetry.

With over 5 years of teaching drama to children, we at Marmalade believe passionately that one of the greatest gifts in life is to be able to explore yourself and the world through stories and that drama is essential for a child’s human development.

In the early years, drama improves understanding of language, communication and broadens imagination. It encourages children to collaborate and to be sensitive to the needs of a group.

Each of our classes is designed and tailored to suit the particular developing needs of the specific age group. In the younger years; classes consist of games, role-play, dressing up, story telling and improvisation.  From the age of 11, our students start to work on acting skills, exploring texts as well as devising, singing, dancing and showcases.




I have always been incredibly passionate about drama and the impact that it can have on a child’s life. Creativity should be at the heart of every child’s upbringing. Instead of isolating the child, drama provides a stimulating environment by encouraging collaboration and the sharing of ideas. It also evokes sensitivity and empathy towards others.



This class is all about getting the children to use their imagination and building on their dramatic knowledge. The students come up with magical stories and we turn them into scripts! Who knows what they will come up with?



We at Marmalade provide a stimulating environment where children are given the opportunity to become creative, well rounded, kind and sociable individuals.

We recognise that each child is unique and strive to build each child’s confidence and positive self-esteem, helping them to progress successfully through their school years and beyond.