After 25 years talking for a living – teaching prisoners, TV presenting, giving frequent after-dinner speeches – and bringing up two sons on his own, Matthew Collins did an MA in Voice Studies at The Central School of Speech & Drama.

He continues to teach prisoners but now also teaches voice skills to business people, performers and children. He uses Shakespeare for work ranging from articulation practice to emotional exploration of a free voice.

Matthew began his career in television, first presenting on BBC2’s The Travel Show, then on programmes such as Wogan and Richard and Judy. He’s performed one-man shows at the Edinburgh and Buxton Fringes, written four travel books and contributed to most British national newspapers.

Contact Matthew to find out about individual or corporate voice coaching, public speaking and Shakespeare workshops in schools. Or to book him for a speech.


“Not easy for even the most
confident performer to walk
out on stage in front of
1,700 women…. But within
seconds I knew I’d booked
the right person. Matthew
had the ladies nursing sore
ribs from their laughter
and the feedback from
members can be summarised
as: ‘Matthew made us feel

—Margaret Key, National Chairman,
Townswomen's Guilds


“I was posted to London
to manage an Anglo/French
project and British colleagues
kept commenting on my sexy
French accent. This was
unhelpful and Matthew 
helped me to  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

“When you get
to the last page
you will be sorry
it had to end.”

—Amazon reader on
Across Canada with the Boys and Three Grannies


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