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. She is currently coaching the RSC’s productions of Webster’s Jacobean revenge tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Maria Aberg, and an update of Mary Pix’s restoration comedy The Beau Defeated entitled The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, directed by Jo Davies. Both productions will open in the Swan Theatre in spring 2018.
Cathleen’s recent work with the RSC includes David Edgar’s new adaptation of A Christmas Carol, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, which is currently playing in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon (until February 2018). She also coached Janice Honeyman’s production of Phil Porter’s Vice Versa and Owen Horsley’s production of Oscar Wilde’s Salome, which both played in the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon through summer 2017.
Cathleen also keeps her own voice skills fresh as a regular reader 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.
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.