Matthew
Collins

Teacher

Matthew runs Shakespeare and Public Speaking workshops in schools around the UK. He regularly teaches in male and female prisons and has run courses for the Women’s Institute at Denman College in Oxfordshire.

He runs Public Speaking courses in two East London primary schools. He has put on voice and Shakespeare workshops at The London Oratory and since 2012 he has led annual Public Speaking and Shakespeare workshops (teaching in English and French) at Lycee Charles de Gaulle, South Kensington.

Other schools he’s worked at include Hampton School, Lady Eleanor Holles, Gordonstoun and The Oratory Primary.

“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,
Lycee Charles de Gaulle, South Kensington

“Fair play to you guv, you
got us through this ****.
Respect!”

—Prisoner at HMP Wormwood Scrubs after a three hour
Romeo and Juliet class in which
male prisoners played all parts,
including Juliet, Lady Capulet and the Nurse.

“Matthew inspired people to
want to know more about
Shakespeare and helped them
to speak out and use their
voices with confidence.
His course was also great
fun. We could hear the
laughter as we passed
by the room.”

—Jane Dixon, Head of Denman College,
Abingdon, Oxfordshire

“Matthew provides an
engaging environment
for learning. His
compassion,
encouragement and
knowledge about public 
speaking led to good
outcomes and enabled
children to overcome
anxieties around
public speaking.”

—Bronwen Chalmers, Head Teacher,
Davies Lane Primary School, London E11

“The speaking Shakespeare
exercises are a great way
to explore complicated text.”

—Sixth former at Hampton School

“Matthew’s activities requiring
students to respond physically
to Shakespeare’s language
are very clearly a winner.”

—English Teacher at
The London Oratory School

“Matthew’s Shakespeare and
Public Speaking workshops
are a very enjoyable, amusing
and entertaining way for
pupils to improve their
speaking skills. We first met
Matthew in 2012 and have
asked him to organise
workshops ever since. We all
look forward to seeing
Matthew this year.”

—Sabine Gibert-Pein, English Teacher,
Lycee Charles de Gaulle, South Kensington

“Thanks to Matthew,
pupils realise that
Shakespeare can be
fun. It is always a
pleasure to listen to
him. Et voilà!”

—Marie-Claude Alexis, English Teacher,
Lycee Charles de Gaulle.

SHAKESPEARE
WORKSHOPS

COMING EVENTS – SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOPS IN LONDON AND NATIONWIDE. 

Contact
Matthew

0207 385 0977
post@matthewcollins.co.uk

Matthew
Collins

Public
Speaker

Matthew
Collins

Voice
Coach

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Collins

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