Catherine Maunsell

BSc.(Hons) (Clinical Communication Studies, Central School of Speech and Drama, London), AMI (Association Montessori Internationale), 200 Hour Yoga instructor.

Catherine is an actor with a particular love of stagecraft. 

She has performed in many productions over the years.  Catherine has also worked as a speech and language therapist with children in mainstream and special needs schools in the UK. 

Catherine is passionate about sharing her love of drama and teaching children communication and presentation skills that will stay with them into adulthood. 

Catherine is also on the board of Tadpole Theatre Productions, a small, professional theatre company producing shows out of Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna.

Drama classes will be commencing February 2016.
Watch this space.



Glenda Pearce

M.Ed (First class Hons), LTCL (Distinction), BA, ATCL, Dip Tchg, Dip.TESOL, RTSCA and SCA accredited adjudicator.

Glenda is the director of an extensive speech and drama practice in Auckland - teaching students in communication arts, public speaking and dramatic arts. Glenda has also facilitated workshops throughout the country in schools and universities.  She has been the recipient of several national awards and scholarships within education and speech and drama,

Glenda is on the national executive of the Speech Communication Association, with a portfolio of responsibility for maintaining the standard of the adjudication for regional performing arts festivals and speech competitions in NZ. 

Glenda is a firm believer in the future needs of effective communication in an IT, cell-phone, device-driven world! She believes in the power of an artistic and confident voice. 



George Maunsell 

ATCL (Performance), Met Film School, (Ealing Studios, London), TAP (The Actor’s Programme)

George is an Actor recently graduated from The Actors Program.

He has an interest in film, Shakespeare, and the creation of new work.

He has featured in two successful Candle Waster web series based on the works of Shakespeare and has been in a number of short films.

George got the bug for teaching kids and teens when he mentored several students through the course of the Sheilah Winn Shakespeare festival.

When not acting George enjoys learning about Japanese culture and various filming techniques.