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Glenda Pearce

Glenda Pearce

Glenda Pearce is a  specialist professional effective speaking coach and workshop facilitator in all aspects of theatre, public speaking, poetry and  writing.  She  facilitates the development of confident, expressive and artistic voices. Ms Pearce is an experienced theatre arts director with a proven record of practical experience directing a range of Theatre genres. Ms Pearce is also the President of the Speech Communication Association and a registered national adjudicator for public speaking, debating and performing arts.




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BWW Review: THE VIEWING ROOM  at Howick Little Theatre PhotoBWW Review: THE VIEWING ROOM at Howick Little Theatre
Posted: Jul. 18, 2021


BWW Review: 'SPIDER'S WEB'  at Dolphin Theatre PhotoBWW Review: 'SPIDER'S WEB' at Dolphin Theatre
Posted: Aug. 8, 2021


BWW Review: Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE  presented by Shoreside Theatre at T PhotoBWW Review: Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE presented by Shoreside Theatre at The Pumphouse, Takapuna.
Posted: Jan. 24, 2022


BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at The Pumphouse, Takapuna PhotoBWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at The Pumphouse, Takapuna
Posted: Jul. 29, 2021


BWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA  at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland PhotoBWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland
Posted: Jan. 31, 2022


BWW Review: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland
January 31, 2022

Opening night of the second play of the Shoreside's Auckland Shakespeare in the Park - and it's raining. However, spirits undeterred - the actors and the audience move into the auditorium, and the comedy begins. The Two Gentlemen of Verona was probably one of Shakespeare's first comedies alongside The Comedy of Errors and The Taming of the Shrew. By writing a play about friendship versus love, Shakespeare was challenging more established writers of the time --namely, Chaucer, Lyly and Francis Bacon. The play incorporates many of the themes, stereotypes and ideas of his later works: how appearance and reality might not be the same thing, the use of disguises, mirror plots, and cross gender performances.

BWW Review: Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE presented by Shoreside Theatre at The Pumphouse, Takapuna.
January 24, 2022

Opening night of the first play of the Shoreside's Auckland Shakespeare in the Park - and it's a clever comedy, its controversy eloquently driven by polarised emotions: friendship, revenge, love, hate, justice, mercy. Whether this is your first time or another of many viewings, there is much to surprise, engage and amuse you in the superb and imaginative direction by the director, Trevor Sharpe. Shakespeare meant his audiences to be addressed directly and to feel as if the thoughts being spoken, are being spoken immediately and spontaneously to us. His text is dialogue not poetry.

BWW Review: 'SPIDER'S WEB' at Dolphin Theatre
August 8, 2021

This is an intricate plot of murder, police, drug addicts, invisible ink, hidden doorways, secret drawers, dropped clues and engineered plot twists. Expertly directed by Matthew Cousins, with well-timed plot elements, well-balanced farce, and creative flair, the audience is entirely entertained and engaged.

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at The Pumphouse, Takapuna
July 29, 2021

What would you expect from a classic murder mystery, written in 1952 that ran in London's West End continuously until 16 March 2020? And even then the stage performances were only discontinued due to the COVID-19 pandemic! Aren't you just a little curious about this phenomenon?

BWW Review: THE VIEWING ROOM at Howick Little Theatre
July 18, 2021

 “Why did we wait a lifetime to speak?”

BWW Review: THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN at Howick Little Theatre
May 14, 2021

Set in a suburban town in England in present time, 'THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN' is a contemporary and complex psycho-thriller, a 'whodunnit' with twists and turns, anticipations and numerous attempts to guess just who is guilty and who is not. Can we trust the 'storyteller' or she suffering from alcohol binge-brained amnesia? What are the secrets she is trying to unearth?

BWW Review: HAMLET at Shoreside Theatre, Pumphouse
February 7, 2021

Powerful performances and fresh new perspectives - the tragedy unfolded with well-focused emotionally charged performances full of clarity and conviction.

BWW Review: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING at Shoreside Theatre
January 31, 2021

Opening night of the second play of the Shoreside’s 25th Summer Shakespeare in the Park  – and it’s a comedy through and through.

BWW Review: CHRISTMAS WITH QUEEN_ST at Spotlight Theatre, Auckland
December 16, 2020

Queen_St are four talented significant soloists in their own right, but combine them into powerful duets, and commanding creative quartet arrangements – and we get harmonies and melodies delivered with effortless conviction, tonal glow and clarity of diction.

BWW Review: GARAGE PARTY at Wintergarden, Auckland
December 8, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for the arts in New Zealand, not only for those who appreciate the opportunity to enjoy imaginative and skilled live theatre and the power of music to stir the soul , but of course for the performers themselves. So – yes – when we get the opportunity to go to a real kiwi classic garage party, we’re delighted -- and it’s clear we are there as welcome guests.  This is a chance for the whanau to get together and have a party. And what a party! It doesn’t take long before the cares of the day, week, year drop away and the audience is enraptured, engaged and smiling, laughing and singing! This show almost makes 2020 worth it.

BWW Review: LE BASEMENT XXXMAS CABARET at Basement Theatre, Auckland
November 22, 2020


BWW Review: DEAD SIMPLE at Howick Little Theatre
October 10, 2020


BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Howick Little Theatre
July 16, 2020

How many times as a child were you warned about strangers? The opening night of 'Love from a Stranger' at Howick Little Theatre reminds us that we need to be very mindful about what we wish for, and to be very careful of a tall, brooding, handsome stranger who brings a romantic passionate whirlwind.

BWW Review: EMILIA at Pop Up Globe
March 8, 2020