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Course overview

An audiobook is storytelling in its purest form, and in this course, distinguished industry director and producer Tamsin Collison shares techniques for bringing a book to life through the power of a single voice.

This form of training can be one of the most liberating experiences for any versatile performer.

Tamsin has directed audiobooks with, amongst others, Juliet Stevenson, Thandie Newton, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Andrew Lincoln and Hugh Grant. In 2021, she directed Sir Kenneth Branagh and Lolita Chakrabarti in All the Sonnets of Shakespeare.

Part of our Short Course Skill Sets and Exploring Voice series of courses.

Entry requirements

  • No audition/some selection possible.
  • Participants have to be 18+. There is no upper age limit on this course.
  • Fluent, confident knowledge of the English language is essential.

Who is this course suitable for?

  • No need for prior experience.
  • Professional actors wishing to learn the techniques of voicing audiobooks.
  • Particularly relevant for those wishing to improve audition/interview skills or who work in 'speaking professions’.

Feedback from previous students

“An amazing experience beyond imagination! My first short course at RADA and I couldn't be more grateful for the amazing set of people I got a chance to interact with. The learning, complemented with the experience, makes it a course worth doing. Our tutor was undoubtedly the most supportive teacher I have come across. The best 5 days of learning and growing as a person.”
Vibhor Tanwar

How to book

Book your place online

Your booking confirmation will be sent by email. There is no box office collection available.

After booking, please then submit an information form to us here so that we can find out a bit more about you.

If you have questions relating to your booking, please email

Frequently asked questions

Will I get a certificate at the end of the course?

No. A Certificate of Completion is not available for this course. At the discretion of RADA Short Courses, a letter or email may be available, providing attendance has been fulfilled, and the student has adhered to Rules and Regulations of the Academy (see below).

Does the course count towards university credits?

There are no University Credits associated with this course.

What is the cancellation policy?

All courses are non-refundable and non-transferable. Once payment has been made, it is strongly recommended that all students insure themselves to cover the loss of fees in the event of illness, or accident for which the Academy cannot accept any liability.

What are the rules and regulations of the Academy?

By participating in the course you undertake to conform to the General Rules and Regulations of the Academy.

Students must understand, conform, and adhere to the Academy’s Health and Safety Procedures and Policies.

The Academy’s Principal or Course Director shall, at their absolute discretion, have the right to terminate the course in respect of any student whose presence or conduct is in contravention of the same.

Fees are non-returnable once a student has started a course.

If, for reason of epidemic or national crisis, the Academy is compelled to close during the course, no fees can be returned or compensation be made for any period of tuition that may have been lost through the Academy’s inability to carry out its work.

Friends or other persons who are not officially enrolled are not permitted to sit in on classes, rehearsals, or presentations.

All students are expected to wear the correct and appropriate clothing for each class.

Students are expected to maintain a professional standard of dress and hygiene at all times.

Photography or recording of any kind is strictly prohibited in the classroom areas without permission from the Academy’s staff.

RADA does not discriminate against applicants on the grounds of sex, disability, ethnicity, or sexuality. We welcome applications from disabled people, and offer places solely on the basis of potential and suitability for the course. The school is housed in a recently-refurbished building which provides good access for wheelchair users.

Decisions made by the Academy regarding the selection of instructors, the allocation of students to study groups, the material for that study group, and any roles allocated are final and not open to negotiation.

It is important to note that the Academy does not accept responsibility for students beyond the scheduled teaching hours on the RADA premises.