During his career over the last 25 years, Lawrence has been fortunate to work in collaboration with many brilliant South African production teams. This has afforded him the opportunity to display diverse talents as a comic actor, television presenter & producer on projects that have gone on to win some of the highest SA industry accolades. Throughout his career Lawrence has presented television programs such as a 3 year stint on SA's longest running nature conservation program 50/50. Lawrence also now works as motivational language performance coach and writer providing workshops and resources for business and conversational English. See below for contact details.
TV, Theatre & Commercials
His television credits include amongst others, studio host for Melanie Walker's Treasure Hunt, and Celebrity Cooking on Top Billing. Lawrence has appeared as lead in various local and international commercial campaigns. He presented the travel series Afroddissiac in which he toured the African continent for MNet's Front Row - here gaining a Best TV presenter and a public favourite presenter nomination. See more at TV, Theatre & Commercials
Awards include the Grand Prix Loerie Award for a 5 year comedy commercial campaign which he co-wrote and presented on-camera. Lawrence has also been nominated as best and favorite TV presenter in the past for his work as presenter of a travel series in which he and a brilliant production team traveled around Africa - the Brightest Continent - in Kit Reynold's Afrodissiac series for MNet. More can be seen at TV, Theatre & Commercials
Social Development Marketing
He co-produced and presented 'Siyaphambili - We're Moving Forward!' - a social development series for etv. This series highlighted the brilliant work of individuals who devote their lives to uplifting their communities and move South Africa in the right direction through their inspiring efforts.
Projects featured included SA's longest health care train in the world amongst others. Video examples of Lawrence's work can be found throughout this site and on his youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/Songolola
See also the Social Development page
Comedy, Stand-up & Event Presentations
Lawrence has appeared in the role of comic host/MC & entertainer at company events and corporate conferences.
He has also written, co-produced & appeared in award-winning corporate communication audio-visual productions & live training presentations.
For feedback and more info visit the Comedy & Training Presentation page on this site
Theatre & Musicals
Lawrence appeared in various theatre productions that range from Shakespeare in the park productions to musical roles such as Pharaoh in Joseph & His Technicolor Dreamcoat to outstanding review. Other theatre appearances included musicals such as March of the Falsettos. Here Lawrence played Mendel the psychiatrist. He played Speed in Shakespeare's Two Gentlemen of Verona. Lawrence's started his career as co-director and actor in an independent youth and children's theatre company Hilton Berge which he ran with Saul Bamberger.
To see some videos clips from these productions please visit his TV, Theatre & Commercials page.
The Fluency Project with Lawrence
Promoting self-education & fluency
Motivational Fluency & Performance Coach
Lawrence has also worked as an independent motivational English learning & teaching performance coach, providing language and teaching workshops & classes and as visiting tutor and facilitator in London and Europe.
Going beyond the language! Lawrence aimed to improve fluency using motivational themes exploring life skills & affirmation, often using acting, comedy & musical improvisation with supporting sound tracks for all classes. The aim is to keep the learning process as fun & as engaging as possible and to provide an exploration of themes of self-improvement and life affirmation that go beyond just language learning.
The Fluency Project Blog: Lawrence has also run a language learning and teaching blog. Here he posts pics from his workshops, lesson updates and provides extra links to language learning resources for his students and growing number of followers of his page. Visit blog at Fluency
Musical Theatre & Acting Lecturer: Lawrence has lectured in acting & comedy improvisation at Cape Town's prestigious Waterfront Theatre College. Here he also acted as musical theatre & singing performance coach to some of SA's brightest up & coming talents.
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Dance track - Don't get tense about English tense!
Who would have thought that English Grammar could make anyone want to get up and dance. Lawrence goes 'disco' as he reveals his secret to learning English - 'Don't get tense about English tense!'
Dance remix - Good times Present & Continuous
Lawrence continues to go DiscoTense with this dance remix
to help you with the present continuous!