Peter is an actor with over 25 years experience working in theatre, audio and radio. Whilst with the BBC Radio Drama Company he made many poetry recordings for programmes such as Kaleidoscope and Woman’s Hour along with a series of programmes on war poetry and poetry between the wars. He has an abiding love for the spoken word in all its forms and in recent years has been shortlisted for Best Audiobook of the Year and received an Earphones Award for his recordings of the works of Iain Banks (with and without the M).
Catherine is a regular reader on Radio 4’s Poetry Please, as well other arts programmes, including Words and Music, With Great Pleasure, The Verb and Night Waves. She was on the board of Speak-a-Poem, a poetry speaking organisation running workshops throughout the country, culminating each year in the Lockwood West Award at Central. After receiving the Poetry Society’s Gold Medal, she has taught at drama schools including Central, Mountview and the Royal Academy of Music. As an actor, Catherine has worked at theatres including the Bush, NT, Soho, the Orange Tree and Theatr Clwyd; in film and TV; for BBC Radio Drama and as a voiceover artist recording numerous audiobooks, adverts and continuity for several TV channels. Catherine is also an award-winning writer and works as a director of stand-up and sketch comedy.