Congratulations To Pamela and all the dedicated students on your 25th anniversary. I hope wish upon a star is a great success and that all the students enjoy what is sure to be a wonderful, rewarding experience. Well done on all your hard work and of course “Break a leg”
“Yours in Acting”.
When I first walked into Pamela’s acting school, I was eleven years old and quite nervous because I had never done an acting class in my life. From the age of ten I knew I wanted to be in the performing arts. Pamela was very welcoming and I fell in love with the atmosphere in the class and looked forward to it every week. It was a lot of fun and Pamela was very encouraging and she really boosted my confidence!
I did all my certificate exams up to when I was eighteen years old.
I went straight into the Gaiety School of Acting for two years in 2007 after school and got one of the top agents in Ireland. I have learnt a lot about the acting industry and I am still learning. I am so happy that I started the drama classes at a young age. It is an unpredictable world that I am working in but that is what makes it so exciting! Pamela gave me such a great start
& I am so thankful to her for that, wishing you many many more years of happy teaching Pamela & thank you so much.
Through being in Take2 I have gained more confidence, not only in front of crowds (though I can now speak if front of groups of over a hundred without batting an eyelid), but also in being me. In Acting we learn to think on our toes by doing improvisation and to have good diction and speak more crisply which has been particularly helpful with Model UN and such. Take2 has helped me to broaden my horizons, as beforehand I had never even thought of singing or dancing. Now however, you’ll often hear me wandering around singing under my breath (or at the top of my voice) and I can’t listen to a beat without doing a pirouette or a pada beret (despite all the strange looks I get – I’m not crazy, I swear!). It’s clear that it has a massive impact in many and most aspects of my life.
There is a feeling of great achievement after every class and there is a fantastic atmosphere all round.
This is my fourth year with Take 2 and I’m still blown away by how incredible Pamela and the Crew are. The teachers are always friendly but take their roles very seriously and are very passionate about their art. They strive to develop each individual child’s abilities while making sure everyone’s having a good time. I am forever grateful to them for all they do to make my Saturdays magical and enjoyable.
In the words of esteemed playwright, William Shakespeare, ‘I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks. ‘
“Wow Pamela, I’m completely blown away. You and the team have surpassed yourselves. The show was fantastic. Such amazing confidence shown by the kids. What a great gift for them to have developed that at such a young age. I was bursting with pride to see my Clodagh shining brightly and loving every second. She has gone to bed inconsolable once again. She can’t bear the fact that’s it’s over, she really has been on cloud 9 for the last week. ‘ So thanks for everything and congratulations on such a great success” – Liz Rolland
“Pamela, First off, well done on the performance! it was absolutely fabulous and Dani really enjoyed herself. She would love to return to Take2 classes in September, so please put her name down!” – Teresa.
“HI Pamela and all of the gang. Congrats on a wonderful set of performances last weekend! Absolutely Fabulous!” – Best wishes, Martina & David
“Congratulations on a wonderful show Pamela!!! Alex really enjoyed it – thanks so much. The script, costumes, dancing and singing were all fantastic! Shauna and the other ‘Action girls were amazing, flawless and great role models for the younger ones :-)” – Fiona x
“Thanks Pamela. The show was amazing . Tara will definitely be returning to Take2 and dancing next year! Many thanks” – Karen Doran
“Hi Pamela, Many thanks for show last weekend, the girls really enjoyed it and we all loved it. Well done. Kind regards” – Silvia Cleary
“Hi Pamela, Congrats on a fabulous show last week end. The standard was truly fantastic. Kind regards” – Yvonne
“Pamela well done to you and your team again, Best wishes” – Elizabeth
“Hi Pamela ,Just wanted to say Laura loves Take2, she really enjoys the classes. You have all brought her on so much. The show was brilliant well done and thanks to all involved. It’s great when your daughter enjoys something so much. See u soon, X” – Denise and Joe Cosgrave
“Hi Pamela. Many congratulations on the show last weekend – it was fantastic & the costumes were gorgeous. Well done to you, Therese & all the team in Take”” – Lorraine.
“Thank you, great show, Congratulations” – Lisa Fitzpatrick
“Thank you for a truly amazing show” – Jane Golden
“Congrats to you all on another great show” – Catherine Hickey
“Many thanks to you both and all the crew for two great shows. Saoirse and Isabel loved every second. Dominic was still singing High School Musical this morning!” Phil O’Keeffe
Hi Pamela, ….Thanks to you and the other teachers involved, Stephen is now a confident young man who walks around with his head up. Many people have told me that they have noticed this change in him, and it all started soon after he started attending your acting school. It is great to see him happily and confidently leading his life, singing a solo at school assembly in front of his teachers and approximately 480 pupils and not batting an eyelid! He is so happy and thoroughly enjoying life.
My daughter Katie has attended Pamela Hughes for the last 12 years. Having started at the age of 5, it is the one class that she never wants to miss and in 12 years year’s she has only missed 3. Participating in the class and learning about drama has helped Katie to develop and blossom. As well as attending the weekly class Katie has performed in the IDAC Feis every year and has successfully completed all her drama grades and at present is preparing for her Diploma. Katie has performed in the Christmas ‘Panto’ in the Olympia and numerous advertisements which have provided her with many enjoyable memories and enduring friendships. As a mum I can honestly say that sending Katie to Pamela Hughes Drama School is one of the best decisions I have made and I would highly recommend giving it a go for any child. It fosters confidence, social skills and an ability to speak in public. Pamela is a very special teacher in that she brings out the best in every child regardless of their attributes.