Martin Solloway

  • Files

    • sound file (mp3)
  • Links

    Personal Website


YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2012Narrator / Voice of Charlie the dog
My Doggone DestinyZedzay Studios
Love at the CoreAngloMartian
2011 - 2012Writer
Merlin's ParadoxAngloMartian
2011 - 2012Writer
The Virgin's DemonNirvasha Productions Limited
2011 - 2012Writer
Hell is Other People / Parallel HellNirvasha Productions Limited
2010 - 2012Writer
Lord Owen's LadyDragons Productions Limited
2009 - 2010Writer / Speaking Coach
Public Speaking and Presenting InstructionWatersound Exhibition and Presentation Resources, part of Watersound Enterprises Limited
1996 - 2010Tutor of EFL & British Culture, including Shakespeare's Plays and Sonnets
Private Tuition for Japanese people for Japanese people on long and short visits to the UKWatersound School of Language and Culture, part of Watersound Enterprises Limited
2008 - 2009Festival Director and Presenter
The Japanese Arts Festival in Richmond, London, UKThe Japanese Arts Festival
2001 - 2009Co-Presenter
A programme of stage lectures on Japanese language and culture in the UK and British culture in Japan, including at the V&A and other museumsWatersound Exhibition and Presentation Resources, part of Watersound Enterprises Limited
2004Writer, Director and Narrator
The Tanabata Story, an original stage play, part of the Tanabata FestivalThe Pavilion Theatre, Brighton, UK
1995Lecturer / Solo Presenter
Television / TV
Two-hour lecture on British Culture and Education, recorded live in front of an audience of headmasters and directors of education.Kanazawa Television, Japan - an affiliate of NNN
1992 - 1995Principal
Devising language curriculum, teaching and supervising other teachers of English Language and British CultureThe Solloway School of Language and Culture, Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan
1994Writer, Director and Narrator
The Greater Than Gold Treasure (an original stage drama)Kasukabe Community Theatre
1990 - 1992Teacher of EFL
Teaching Japanese students (groups and one-to-one), Kasukabe, Saitama, JapanEnglish Club Inc.
1989 - 1990Teacher of EFL
Teaching classes of foreign students in various language schools in LondonVarious Language Schools
1989 - 1990Voice of Carphone Answering Service
Carphone Answering and Paging ServiceAirCall Communications
1986 - 1989Officer (Seaman Branch)
Action Centred Leadership in a variety of conditions in the UK and abroad - calm, clear, authoritative voice was essential at sea, on parade and for divisional workRoyal Navy
1986Discussion Panel Member
Topical Debate Programme on BBC Radio OrkneyBBC Radio
Ronald and Ermingard by George Mackay BrownBBC Radio
1985The Prince of Heather Blether (Voice Acting)
Heather Blether by George Mackay BrownBBC Radio
1983Writer and Narrator
Utopia - a farce (radio drama)BBC Radio
  • Education

    2006English Language and British Culture for Japanese Young PeopleWatersound Summer School
    1999Co-Administrator and Master TrainerEdward de Bono Creative Team
    1995Principal and Senior TeacherSchool of Language and Culture, Kasukabe, Japan
    1989Teaching English as a Foreign LanguageDiana International School of Language
    1987Officer Training, Royal NavyBritannia Royal Naval College


    I own (and can operate):
    Apple MacBook

    Additional Skills

    Creative thinking - previously Co-Administrator and Master Trainer of Dr Edward de Bono's Creative Team.

    20+ years experience as a Tutor, Classroom Teacher and Lecturer.

    Web designer and On-line Conference Administrator and Host. Also Word Processing and Desktop Publishing.

    Writer of three optioned Screenplays, two produced Stage plays, three novels and many poems.

    Festival Director and Exhibition Curator

    Short description of my voice

    Authentic RP English, ranging from intellectual to nice but dim, gamey to fruity.

    Real life experience gives genuine Officer in the British Royal Navy, Teacher, Scoutmaster, Television Lecturer, Theatre Director, Screenwriter for Movies, Romantic Lover, Husband and Father, Arty Poet and Playwright.

  • Skills

    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    • French
    • Japanese
    Accents (UK)
    • Black Country
    • Devon
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    • Southern England
    • Welsh, Standard
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • French
    • Japanese
    Home Studio
    • Yes
    ISDN Line
    • Yes
    Media Specialism
    • Audiobooks
    • Cartoons
    • CD Rom
    • Commercials
    • Video Games
    • Corporate
    • Documentary
    • Dubbing
    • In-car Navigation
    • Jingles
    • Lip Synch / ADR
    • Multimedia
    • Narration
    • NewsReader
    • Podcasts
    • Radio
    • Telephony systems
    Work Permits
    • EU
    Native accent
    • English
    Voice Style
    • Angry
    • Announcer
    • Arrogant
    • Artistic
    • Authoritative
    • Charismatic
    • Cold
    • Dangerous
    • Deep
    • Dry / Sarcastic
    • Empathic
    • Energetic
    • Friendly
    • Fun
    • Glamorous
    • Happy
    • Informed
    • Luxurious / Smooth
    • Natural
    • Reassuring
    • Rich
    • Scary / Intimidating
    • Sexy
    • Sophisticated
    • Versatile
    • Warm
    Age Range
    • 30 - 45