Meet the team

Shaun MacLoughlin

Shaun MacLoughlin

Shaun MacLoughlin, Drama Director

Educated by Jesuit priests at Beaumont College, Old Windsor, Shaun is the proud grandfather of Shoshanna Sanders, Benjamin and Louis Coram and Tate MacLoughlin.

Qualifications and positions held

  • Master of Arts University of Oxford
  • Second Lieutenant, Royal Artillery
  • Tour Guide in France and Spain
  • BBC TV Drama Script Editor, Single Plays.
  • BBC Radio 4 Script Editor, The Afternoon Play
  • BBC Radio Producer of Drama, Documentaries and Poetry for Radio 3 & 4 in Bristol
  • Winner of the Sony Award for best comedy for the play Crisp and Even Brightly
  • Producer of 13 one hour radio programmes on the history of Australia
  • Producer of a documentary about a cycling pilgrimage with his 12 year old son, Seamus, from Mont St Michel to Santiago de Compostela
  • Tutor and producer of radio acting at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and the Birmingham School of Acting, producing Shakespeare for local radio
  • Tutor in writing drama scripts at Bath Spa University and the University of Wales
  • Tutor in screenplay writing at Bristol University
  • Director of four plays by Oscar Wilde for Penguin Audio
  • Radio Drama Producer in HM Prisons Channings Wood and Rye Hill
  • Winner of the Arthur Koestler Award for creative work in prisons for the radio documentary A Journey through Drugs
  • Producer of The Flower Room for BBC Radio 4, recorded on location in China
  • Author of Writing and Acting for Radio,  recommended on University courses
  • Producer of audio plays for primary and secondary school special needs children
Mimie Acuna

Mimie Acuna

Mimie Acuna, Education Director

Mimie is the proud mother of 5 children and grandmother of 5 grandchildren.

Qualifications and positions held

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Araullo University in the Philippines; Drama and Physical Education are an integral part of this Honours Degree
  • Reflexology and Therapeutic Massage Certificate from Pasay City, Manila
  • TEFL Qualification from Text and Talk Academy, Bangkok Thailand
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC), Bangkok 2012
  • 2006 – 2016:  English Teacher at Kindergarten, Elementary and Secondary Schools in Thailand
  • February 2016: Teaching English to Thai police
  • 2010 – 2016: Training and supplying English teachers to Thai Schools
  • Writing, teaching and directing numerous workshops in English through Drama for both teachers and students
  • Preparing and directing English camps for Thai students
Mimie Acuna

Claire Galmiche

Claire Galmiche, Creative Studies Producer

Professional Experience

  • 2015 to present: Independent teacher of English and Drama and Communication Skills Coach for business professionals. I run workshops, courses and do one-to-one coaching in Drama, Audition Technique, English, Speech Writing, Public Speaking, Personal Impact, Communication and Presentation Skills.
  • 2011 – 2015: Teacher of curriculum Drama and Theatre Studies up to A Level at Queen Anne’s School, Caversham, Berkshire. Coaching students individually for LAMDA and RADA Shakespeare exams, audition coaching for Drama School and for National Youth Theatre applicants.
    Director of productions including Shakespeare, contemporary plays and musicals.
  • 2008 – 2011 Teacher of English and Drama, directing productions and teaching literature to students at Godstowe School, High Wycombe.
  • 2006 – 2008: Workshop leader for The Birmingham Stage Company in schools and colleges.
  • 2005 – 2006: Teacher of Drama and Theatre Studies up to A Level at Theale Green Community School, Reading, Berkshire.
  • 2002 – 2005: Degree in English and Creative Studies at Bath University.
  • 1990-2002: Professional actress for stage, television, film and radio working for companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company, The National Theatre and the BBC.
  • 1987-1990: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School – 3 year Acting course.
Lee Francis

Lee Francis

Lee Francis, Chief Operating Officer

  • More than thirty years experience in manufacturing, sales & marketing within Europe and exporting from the Far East.
  • Successfully raised finance from investors and set up and managed new business ventures.
  • He got his education in the UK and a degree (with distinction) in Fashion and Textiles from Brighton University in 1978
  • This design based course developed a lasting interest in the creative arts, including set design and costume.
  • For the next 8 years he worked closely with garment manufacturers, eventually starting his own factory “Undercover”, supplying large retail store groups.
  • Latterly he sold through his own retail network of concessions across the UK.
  • In 1996, he relocated to Thailand, working primarily with Sabina Far East, starting the first exports to Europe and taking international sales from zero to over $18 million.
  • He also raised $15 Million to buy the license for “Virgin Underwear”.
  • He then started a company with Oasis Fashion stores a Brand called “Odile” for the UK within Oasis stores and also Victoria’s Secret in the USA.
  • He was bought out by Oasis after 3 tremendous years.
  • He has developed extensive skills of Language and know how from working for 20 years in Thailand and South East Asia.
Tony Collins

Tony Collins

Tony Collins, Business Development Director

  • A stalwart business man with many years’ experience, building businesses from the ground up.
  • He gave up formal education at 15 to join his father’s service industry business.
  • His subsequent education was “on the job”.
  • He set up his own successful retail fashion business.
  • This was sold to pursue the promotional brochure industry mainly for the UK hotel & rest home market.
  • Later it expanded to the US.
  • He also set up a lingerie company, Next to You Ltd.
  • It imported from Asia and sold to UK store groups (in partnership with Lee Francis.)
  • Recently he has worked with a Thai company, packaging accessories to export to Europe.
  • He opened markets for them in most major European countries.
  • His latest projects and a lifelong ambition have been to be part of a team working in the fair trade industry from Thailand with his Soap Nuts project and also teaching English through Drama
  • TETD Ltd is a project close to his heart:
  • To help underprivileged children globally by supporting their education.
  • Mastering English will help both them and future generations.
  • As a part time actor in his twenties, Tony realized the importance of creativity and freedom of expression.