Last week we caught up with our fabulous graduate Lisle des Landes. Lisle is 23 now and graduated from LTS in 2016. Since graduating Lisle has filled his boots with as much theatre as he could, playing a range of different characters. He’s played Scrooge in a pantomime show of ‘A Christmas Carol’ and he performed as Peter Pan in Make Believe Production’s musical ‘The Return of Neverland’. Recently he took part in a production of Jane Eyre alongside some other LTS graduates and is currently in rehearsal for Drops of Light productions Christmas pantomime, ‘Beauty & the Beast’.
It is safe to say that Lisle is keeping himself busy! With all this hard work, we asked Lisle, ‘Where do you want to be in 5 years?’ He replied;
If I’m being realistic, in 5 years I want to be able to say that theatre is what pays my bills. I want to be an established performer and I want to have created something myself to reflect how i see the world rather than just performing through another person’s lens.
A very honest answer and also something that Lisle seems like he is on his way to doing. We then asked Lisle, what did you enjoy most about LTS? He said;
“For three years I got to live and breathe musical theatre. Even though it was tough at the time, I really enjoyed getting to dance, sing and act every single day without having to think about anything else.”
Lisle is someone very passionate about the arts and being given the opportunity to perform, so we asked Lisle why prospective students should chose LTS? He replied;
“There is nowhere else you can go and get the same one to one training you do at LTS. The teachers have a strong passion for theatre and they instil the same passion in you.”
Finally, after some kind words about the staff here at LTS, we asked Lisle, what is your favourite memory/story of your time at LTS? He said;
“During rehearsals for our third year play, ‘Love and Information’, there was a scene between Emily and Marissa where they were playing nuns. We’d never seen them in costume before and out of the blue Matthew our director wanted to run a section of scenes together. They came in, in full nun attire which took us all by surprise! They couldn’t get through the scene looking at each other because it was making them laugh, meanwhile the rest of us were supposed to be frozen in positions and we were trying our best not to laugh either. It will forever be the most hilarious and terrifying moment of my time at LTS.”
Thank you very much for your time Lisle, we wish you all the best in Beauty & the Beast and all your projects to come later. Keep working hard and pushing yourself and we’re certain that the dream will become a reality. Stay in touch and thank you again,
Liverpool Theatre School