The Wisdom of Nancy Wolfson

Nancy Wolfson.  Image from IMDB I recently found a YouTube clip of Nancy Wolfson coaching voiceover and thought it was really insightful, so I was delighted to find there were more clips available courtesy of her YouTube channel and one or two participants of her workshops. They’ve been inspiring me in terms of my thinking … Read More

Reviewing Hamilton (West End)

Rise Up! Every so often, there comes a musical whose popularity, originality and style sets it apart and it defines a decade as well as transcending its own time. Think the grand epics of Les Mis and Phantom in the 1980s, the gritty, bohemian hit Rent in the 1990s, or the green and yellow dazzle … Read More

Engage and Sound Credible

Useful tips from Voices.com So what type of voice is needed to earn money from voice over?  I decided to look at a source that should know; Voices.com links many, many clients with voice talent through their online platform.  As part of this service, they have provided online resources that can prove useful to beginners … Read More

Back to Basics

So, after a year of creating vocals online for songs, characters and presentations, I thought it was time to take a look at the many ways I could do things better.  I had recently paid up to a 1 year premium package with Voices.com, a site that acts as an online job market for clients … Read More

Reviewing Sondheim’s Follies

The Art of Staying in Character Cover image from the National Thetre’s 2017 production of Sondheim’s Follies I had the pleasure of watching Dominic Cooke’s professional production of Sondheim’s musical Follies this month at the National Theatre in London. As a spectacle and a production it was astoundingly good. The very open set comprised of … Read More

Reviewing Puss in Boots

I was very pleased to be asked to review Tessitoura’s latest production. If you’re anything like me, then you will be a bit sketchy on the story of Puss in Boots and get it mixed up with other storybook cats and that version of Puss in Boots from a popular an animated movie franchise. Like … Read More

Playing Strephon

This week, I have the pleasure of performing with White Horse Opera in Market Lavington School, outside of Devizes in Wiltshire.  The group are performing Gilbert and Sullivan’s Iolanthe, or The Peer and the Peri. First performed in 1882, the story is of a fairy who married a mortal and what then happens when fairy … Read More

40 Voices Challenge #12

Old Man #2 – Young and Old An unexpected song! This poem was written by Charles Kingsley (1819-1875).  It actually appeared at the end of Chapter 2 of Kingsley’s novel, The Water Babies.  You can tell that it is sung by someone elderly describing how things are to one much younger.  As one reader commented, … Read More