Cathleen McCarron is a voice, text and accent coach, currently based at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Prior to this she was based at the National Theatre. Her recent coaching credits for the RSC include The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Maria Aberg, an update of Mary Pix’s restoration comedy The Beau Defeated entitled The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, directed by Jo Davies, David Edgar’s adaptation of A Christmas Carol, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, Janice Honeyman’s production of Phil Porter’s Vice Versa and Owen Horsley’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome.
She is also a regular narrator of audiobooks, having recorded over 50 titles ranging from psychological thrillers to historical fiction, from contemporary comedy to autobiography. Her narration of Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine won a US Audiofile Earphones Award and a Silver Award in the Radio Indies Group’s UK Audio Production Awards 2017. It was named on several “Best of 20017″ lists including those of Audible.com and the American Library Association. It has also been nominated for a 2018 British Book Award for Best Audiobook and for a 2018 Audie as Best Fiction Audiobook.
Cathleen holds a MA in Voice Studies with Distinction from the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama, a BA in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and a MA (First Class Honours) in Politics from Edinburgh University.