Marmite, Mistakes and Mayhem

Post-performance review of performing in White Horse Opera’s production of The Magic Flute Background Performing Magic Flute seems to be a recipe for onstage antics and unpredictability.  The plot is all over the place and has more akin with pantomime than highbrow opera, whilst the characters range from a pious prince and bumbling birdman to … Read More

Movie Musicals – An Evening of Stars

Post-performance review of performing in DMT’s Movie Musicals Concert.  Photos by Emily Holmes. The Preparation After the positive buzz created from DMT’s production of Jekyll and Hyde, it was a pleasure to return for more. The concert’s format was the brainchild of Lucy Upward, who like many others hadn’t performed solos for the group before. … Read More

Reviewing Sondheim’s Company

I’ll Drink to That! Cover image from the Gielgud Theatre’s 2018 production of Sondheim’s Company We knew this was in the pipeline as it was being advertised as far back as December 2017, and my wife and I being big fans both of Stephen Sondheim’s music and of Patti Lupone’s performances, I made sure we … Read More

Reducing Waste as an SA (pt.2)

Reuse Today I was a Support Artist (a.k.a. an Extra) again.  In my attempts to reduce waste in an industry that generally places convenience first, I have been bringing my own supplies to the film set.  Armed with cutlery, re-usable coffee cup and Tupperware containers I had previously come away with a few extra plastic … Read More

Reducing Waste as an SA (pt.1)

I’ve been an SA (Supporting Artist, a.k.a. an Extra) now on and off for over a year. The days are long but the experiences are always unique and generally rewarding. There are also perks for giving up your time, such as watching actors and directors hone their craft, a chance to read in the green … Read More

Auditions Review

If you’ve been on a workshop, one thing they usually recommend is to self-assess your performance and see how you can improve.  Voice Over acting is no different and on the recent Showreel course, they provided a research page with resources to learn from, including TV ads and other artists’ demos. To date, for my … Read More

Out of the Darkness

Post-production review of performing in DMT’s production of Jekyll & Hyde. Feature photo of Spider and some of the Prostitutes from the Red Rat Show week is always an intense experience, which is usually a mixture of emotions, adrenalin and endurance.  The people around you are so important in making that experience not only bearable … Read More

Escape to the Dark Side

Preview as DMT prepares to performs Jekyll and Hyde Photo taken from DMT publicity History It was originally a book published in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson called The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, in which London lawyer Gabriel John Utterson investigates the strange link between his friend Dr Jekyll and the … Read More

Cantata Pansophical

Fan collaboration on an epic level Vox Machina: An Exandrian Musical  – Album Artwork by Pumpkin Queen and Angela McCain Last year I was involved in a very ambitious project that combined two of my favourite things; singing and roleplaying.  Critical Role has become an online phenomenon, with a ‘bunch of nerdy-ass voice actors’ playing … Read More

Learning from others at Showreel

Last weekend I went to London to try and further my voiceover career.  So far I have been learning by auditioning for jobs as well as reading resources online. Voices.com provides opportunities but you are competing against many other artists and do not get feedback if they go for someone else.  Fiverr is an online … Read More