Ruth's Profile

 

Update Spring 2016

 

 

Most recently I've been playing Titania in  A Midsummer Night's Dream for a Shakespeare in Performance project for Cambridge University.  I've also been doing some more recording for Naxos - a Georgette Heyer novel and a lovely book for children about the Planets and the Stars.  Both have had nice reviews which I include below:
 
'The Masqueraders is a ‘caper’ story of the very best sort. It’s stylish, witty and evokes the period brilliantly. Ruth Sillers performs with great gusto, making the most of over-the-top characters like the Old Gentleman, and bringing subtle nuances to the sensible and meditative Prudence and her ‘mountainous’ hero. Naxos has, so far, not put a foot wrong in the choice of narrators for their growing catalogue of Heyer audios, and I’m eagerly anticipating whatever is coming next.'
 
Carol Sissons, AudioGals

THE PLANETS AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM
Jen Green, Read by Ruth Sillers • Unabridged
Naxos AudioBooks
 
Listeners are treated to an impressive scope of space information--from details about each planet to an overview of space exploration and the scientists who have contributed to our understanding of the solar system. While one could listen to this recording straight through, it also merits listening to chapter by chapter. Ruth Sillers is an unobtrusive narrator who lets the information speak for itself and is clearly unbiased in her presentation of the space race. Her melodious voice, leisurely pacing, and distinctive elocution make for easy listening. Given Sillers's lively sense of wonder, the listener can't help but be impressed by the vastness of the universe and our new found knowledge of it. A.R. © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
 
http://n-ab.com/0156
 
 I've also been doing some more performances of an anthology I researched and recorded of women's writing in the First World War for independent producers Crimson Cats called 'War Girls'. If you click direct on to the production company's website
 
http://www.crimsoncats.co.uk/compact-disks/54-war-girls.html
 
you can hear extracts and listen to the BBC's Nicky Barranger talking to me about the project. 
 

 

 

Another Review for Ruth

 

THE PLANETS AND THE SOLAR SYSTEM

 


Jen Green, Read by Ruth Sillers • Unabridged • AUGUST 2014
Naxos AudioBooks • Trade Ed.

Listeners are treated to an impressive scope of space information--from details about each planet to an overview of space exploration and the scientists who have contributed to our understanding of the solar system. While one could listen to this recording straight through, it also merits listening to chapter by chapter. Ruth Sillers is an unobtrusive narrator who lets the information speak for itself and is clearly unbiased in her presentation of the space race. Her melodious voice, leisurely pacing, and distinctive elocution make for easy listening. Given Sillers's lively sense of wonder, the listener can't help but be impressed by the vastness of the universe and our new found knowledge of it. A.R. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine

2 CDs | Running Time: 2h 39m | ISBN: 9781843797852 | Product ID: NA0156 | SRP: US $ 17.98 - Canada $21.98

And to listen to an extract click here

 

Ruth has recorded War Girls. It is now available as an MP3 download.

Click here for more info including an interview of Ruth by Nicola Barranger.

 

There has also been some very good reviews on War Girls': click here

Ruth has been very busy and she recorded the Masqueraders by Georgette Heyer.

For the chance listen to a short extract and read a review click here

 

More links for Ruth here is what she says

 

I also did a talk at Chawton House in June, originally the house of Jane Austen's brother and now an international library for women's writing with talks and events.  I'm sending you a link to there as they did some publicity and interviewed me about the War Girls project and event we did which went very well.  It's an absolutely stunning place and they kindly put me up as well, so it was a bit like being in a Jane Austen novel! Click here to discover more

 

 

 

RADIO & AUDIO DRAMA EXPERIENCE

 

Role                                         Production                                              Company                                                              Producer

Mrs Crimsworth                   The Professor                                       BBC Radio Drama                                            Tracey Neale

Girl at the Party                     Easy Virtue                                            BBC Radio Drama                                             Maria Aitken

Mary                                        Medical Detectives                              BBC Radio Drama                                             John Taylor

Hannah                                 The York Mystery                                   BBC Radio Drama                                             John Taylor

Emma                                    The Mysteries of the Underground  BBC Radio Drama                                             John Taylor

Mrs Graham                         The Body in the Barge                         BBC Radio Drama                                             John Taylor         

Maid/ABC Girl                       The De Genneville Peerage              BBC Radio Drama                                             John Taylor

Kimberley Todd                    Dr Who                                                  BBC Radio Drama                                              Gary Russell

Duchess of Devonshire     Small, Gifted and Black                      BBC Radio 4                                                        Heather Forrester

Frederica Vernon                 Lady Susan                                           Naxos AudioBooks                                             Nicolas Soames

Anna Magdalena Bach      The Life & Works of J.S. Bach            Naxos AudioBooks                                             Nicolas Soames

Eugenie Schumann           The Life & Works of Brahms              Naxos AudioBooks                                             Jeremy Siepmann

The Maid                              The Rape of Lucrece                           Naxos AudioBooks                                              David Timson

Beatrice                                Much Ado About Nothing                     Listening Books                                                  Tim Brown

Millicent Fawcett                 Votes for Women                                   Listening Books                                                  Tim Brown

Also reader for ‘Poetry Please’ on BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service’s ‘Write On’.

AUDIOBOOK EXPERIENCE

Numerous books for BBC AudioGO/Audiobooks, Clipper Audio, Oakhill Publishing, including most recently:

 

Reader                                  Poetry Please                                       BBC Radio 4                                                      Mark Smalley
Regular reader                    Feedback                                              BBC Radio 4                                                       Viv Black
Regular reader                    Write On                                                 BBC World Service                                           Nick Baker

Reader                                   My Name Is Rose                               BBC AudioGO                                                    Jo Thompson

Reader                                   Velvet                                                     BBC AudioGO                                                    Jo Thompson

Reader                                   At the House of the Magician            BBC AudioBooks                                               Alec Reid

Reader                                   Footprints in the Sand                        BBC AudioBooks                                               Alec Reid

Reader                                   Those Who Serve                               BBC AudioBooks                                               Alec Reid

Reader                                   Saving Finnegan                                 BBC AudioBooks                                               Sue Dalziel

Reader                                   The White Darkness                          BBC AudioBooks                                               Sue Dalziel

Reader                                   Beware, Princess Elizabeth             BBC AudioBooks                                               Sue Dalziel

Reader                                   The Faithful Heart                               BBC AudioBooks                                               Sue Dalziel

Reader                                   Deception                                             BBC AudioBooks                                               Sue Dalziel

Reader                                   The Whispering Princess                 BBC AudioBooks                                                David Bell

Reader                                   The Fairytale Princess                       BBC AudioBooks                                                David Bell

Reader                                   All My Sisters                                        BBC AudioBooks                                               Hilary Field

Reader                                   The Drowning Pond                            BBC AudioBooks                                               Kate Thomas

Reader                                   Claudia, Daughter of Rome              BBC AudioBooks                                               Veronica Gardiner

Reader                                   Summer of Secrets                             BBC AudioBooks                                               Veronica Gardiner

 

 

EDUCATIONAL & CORPORATE AUDIO EXPERIENCE

Reader                                   ESAP readings                                      Garnet Publishing                                                Peter Walton

Reader                                   Longman Dictionary of Englis           Pearson Education                                              Stuart Owen

Reader                                   TEFL readings                                      Cambridge University                                         Sue Thompson

Reader                                   RBS Idents                                            Actors World Productions                                   Daniel Pageon

Reader                                   Glocal Media                                         Actors World Productions                                   Daniel Pageon

                                                                                                                                                                                                 

TRAINING

University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield College) - BA Hons English and Drama

University of California (Berkeley College) - Drama Scholarship

The Drama Studio - Postgraduate course for Actors

 

 

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