Testimonials

Here’s what people say about actfirst drama…..

“My sons have been students with Actfirst Drama for a number of years and they absolutely love going to class every week. They have both grown in confidence and skill on stage and I feel their training has helped them find their voices outside drama as well.
The best thing about Actfirst is that it’s an independent school with one amazing teacher who gets to know all the children well so she can help each one grow in their skills and confidence. Jacquie is a gifted, dedicated, charismatic educator who makes every lesson fun as well as purposeful.
Whether your child already loves the spotlight or needs a little encouragement to let their light shine, I’m sure they will enjoy being a part of Actfirst drama and develop wonderful skills they will use throughout their life.” E Purton, Twickenham.

“Jacquie is an inspiring teacher who really gives every child confidence and develops their abilities. Both my children have enjoyed enormously and gained greatly from Jacquie’s LAMDA tuition, which has boosted their confidence as well as gaining UCAS points. My daughter is now a member of the Rose Youth Theatre and had leading roles in The Rose productions: we are all convinced that Jacquie’s encouragement and expert tuition gave her the confidence and skills to gain these opportunities.” Helen, Hampton Hill.

“LAMDA tutorials with Jacquie have helped both my daughters immensely with their confidence and acting technique. Jacquie is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher, not to mention professional. She was able to guide us through the whole process of the LAMDA examinations – and made every session fun and enjoyable.”  R Sharma.

“What a fantastic show you put on, my whole family enjoyed it so much.  Before Sophia joined your drama group she was very shy but I have noticed a difference in her.  She speaks up a lot more in public and full of confidence with her peers and teachers in school.”  S Bennett

“Her confidence has grown significantly, from the quiet shy little girl to a confident young lady who loves drama and performing above everything. Thank you for all of your hard work and support through her examinations, I am so proud of her.
Keep up the good work, you do such a fantastic job and we were lucky to find you.” Suzanne S., Walton-On-Thames

“My son adores his drama class and is inspired and stimulated by the work they do there. It’s amazing what the class manages to achieve each term and I have watched him grow in confidence and ability over the two years that he has been doing the class. The teaching is first-rate.” – M Gallagher. Twickenham

“actfirst (over a number of years now) has helped to give my children confidence, as well as being fun. Jacquie’s enthusiasm, energy and supportive and caring approach is great!” – A Flatley, Hampton

A recent review of Public Speaking tuition (September 2019):

“I found it really enjoyable and useful to work with Jacquie when I was preparing for some important presentations; she provided practical advice on speaking effectively as well as creating an environment where I was confident about trying out my content and different ways of presenting it.” J Searle, East Molesey

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