Matthew Collins is a voice coach working with clients who range from prisoners and business people to footballers and members of the Women’s Institute. He’s also recently set up individual Schoolwork Lockdown Assistance Sessions for parents seeking help with Shakespeare, Public Speaking and Expressive Reading for their children.

For ten years Matthew was ‘Special Assignments Man’ on BBC TV’s The Travel Show. He also presented on Wogan, Open Air, This Morning, Well Worth A Visit… And an Anglia TV Sixth Form quiz show! He brought up two sons alone, wrote books and articles about their travails and travels, and ran prison Fathers Workshops.

Today, the work he most loves is encouraging non-thespians to explore their voices by going beyond their vocal comfort zones. And to encourage everyone to delight in speaking great words. In public or in private – whether by delivering a speech or presentation; exploring the power of Shakespeare’s language; speaking a poem; or reading the words of a great story aloud.

Stop Press: At the end of this month (March 2021) Matthew will be running an online Voice and Shakespeare workshop called Explore The Macbeths by Speaking Them. Spend three hours exploring the language of ambition, conspiracy and murder and see where Shakespeare’s words take your voice. Cost: £25. For more details, e-mail:


“Within seconds of him
walking onto the stage, I knew I’d booked the right person. Matthew had 1700 ladies nursing sore ribs
from their laughter. The
feedback from members
can be summarised as:
Matthew made us feel GOOD!”

—Margaret Key, National Chairman,
Townswomen's Guilds


“British colleagues
kept commenting on my French accent. This was
unhelpful and Matthew 
helped me acquire a more
useful British accent.
 He also helped enormously with my work presentations.”

—Suzanne, Particle Physicist


Matthew’s Shakespeare
workshops are dynamic
and entertaining. His
enthusiasm and energy
are so important, his
communication skills
unique and his creativity
contagious. And he always creates something new.
Merci beaucoup Matthew
pour cette merveilleuse
cooperation avec le Lycée”.

—Nicole Wagner, Head of English,
Lycée Charles de Gaulle, South Kensignton


“Great fun…..
A must!”

—Daily Telegraph on
Matthew's Travels - 10 Years of Trips for The Travel Show

“A child’s eye view
of that great continent.”

—Daily Express on
Across America with the Boys

Lockdown Online Voicework 2021

Ongoing Forty-Minute Community Poetry-Speaking Sessions for the price of a coffee (£3)
New dates to be announced soon.

Valentine’s Day Workshop (3 hrs – online): Explore Romeo & Juliet by speaking them
A Choice of a morning or afternoon session on Sunday 14th February 2021.
Morning Workshop: 10.00am-1.00pm. Afternoon Workshop: 2.30pm-5.30pm
Individual tickets: £25. Couple tickets: £40

Individual Lockdown Schoolwork Assistance Sessions in Shakespeare, Public Speaking and Expressive Reading. Parents seeking help for their children – please contact Matthew directly (link on e-mail address – bottom of this page).