Voice and Dialect

I trained at the The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama under David Carey, qualifying with a Postgraduate Diploma in Voice Studies in 1996.  Since then I have worked in UK drama schools, in professional theatre, in private practice with actors, singers, storytellers and business professionals, in university, in community projects, and in prison. I am currently based in the south west, and have been a visiting tutor in Voice, Dialect and Mindfulness at the Arts University Bournemouth (2015 – ongoing) and the Dorset School of Acting (2013 – 2018).

I coach regularly in Voice and Dialect at the Salisbury Playhouse.  Productions include The Recruiting Officer, Fallen Angels, Worst Wedding Ever (2014, 2017), Clause 39, Echo’s End, Moonfleet, Her Naked Skin, Handbagged.

Feedback from private clients:

“Bea’s understanding of the voice as a practical tool but also as a gateway to a deeper sense of self is what makes her lessons so useful and empowering to me.”

Abram Rooney, actor (lead in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Gielgud Theatre)

“Bea led the sessions with sensitivity and care and also showed great knowledge about the relationship between the body and the voice. I can’t thank her enough for guiding me through a deep process of change and for developing my understanding of what is possible as a performer and public speaker. I often refer back to the exercises and my confidence is now greatly increased. I’d recommend this work to everyone – for either professional or personal interest.”

Carol Graham, storyteller