Working with my voice is what I do, so in 2017, I launched Voice Play Ltd. I've had a chance to work with some wonderful actors and theatre groups over the past year or so.
I am really pleased that so many people have taken an interest in the vocalisation and characterisation workshop and the feedback has been really good and very useful.
Thank you to Sarah Howard, Accessibility Manager at The Globe Theatre, London, for all of your support, encouragement and drive; to all the actors and voice artists, professional and non professional; to the Bromley Players, The Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre, the Edward Alderton Theatre, the Bob Hope Theatre (BHT) and The Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich, who have participated in and helped to inform the workshops I can now deliver
It is wonderful seeing how people react to a breathing or vocal technique they hadn't considered before and how their voices change and adapt in the course of a workshop or individual coaching session
I love language and I love talking out loud. Who knew that I would be helping other people to do the same thing.
I provide voice coaching for individuals and groups in the following areas:
Protecting your voice
Bespoke courses tailored to your specific needs.
My name's Marston York and I'm an actor, voice over artist, writer and Reiki Master/Teacher based in London. I have a home studio and growing portfolio of voice work from animated character voices to continuity and narration and I opened my Reiki Practice in 2021
SARAH HOWARD/BOB HOPE THEATRE - Voice coaching for Northern Irish and Southern Irish accents
The Bob Hope's production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore required some in depth workshops on the specifics of creating robust, believable and clear accents. It's always a challenge developing strong accents in a way that enables the actors to speak clearly and loudly without losing either the accent or the diction. I'm really proud to have been part of this production.
THE MADDERMARKET THEATRE - Voice coaching for comedy impressions in DEAD FUNNY
Working with the actors to develop voices for characters for 1970s comedians. What a fantastic way to spend a few evenings at a lovely theatre in Norwich, working with brilliant actors who developed really excellent voice characterisations for some very tricky scenes.
SARAH HOWARD/LAURA ELISABETH ASHENDEN - Voice coaching for New York and Australian (Sydney)
Working with Laura to develop strong character accents for the brilliant one-woman show, BOMBSHELLS, at the BHT in May and on the professional stage in the Summer of 2019. Accents included New York and Sydney. Outstanding performances.
BOB HOPE THEATRE ACTORS' COMPANY - Voice Workshops for vocal characterisation and accents
Director Allan Osbourne called me in to help his Actors develop their voice skills for his outstanding production of BLUEBIRD. This involved creative workshops to change how people viewed how they make sound – placement, breathwork, mouth shape, physicality. What a way to work on Mancunian, Glaswegian, Mackem (Sunderland) and London accents. This was backed up with individual coaching sessions and reviews during the rehearsal period. I’m very proud to have been involved.
EDWARD ALDERTON THEATRE ACTORS' COMPANY - Voice Workshops for vocal characterisation and accents
Director Melinda Hunt asked me to create a workshop for the EAT to help her actors work on the Galway Coast accent of Connemara in the Republic Of Ireland. We were able to build on each actor’s skills to create believable, solid Irish accents, specific to the area and the production was a great success for the theatre. Really chuffed to have been involved.
Actor, Voice Artist, Voice Coach, Writer & Reiki Master/Teacher
Founder and director of Voice Play Ltd and Red Planet Reiki
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