Writers of children's animations let voice actors loose on their work!

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Writers of Children’s Animations let Voice Actors Loose on their work!

Come and join industry voice-over professionals as they perform new scripts at live virtual and in-person events. As well as providing a couple of hours of merriment, goofiness and play, this event also reveals the notes and processes that go on “behind the scenes” at voice recording sessions.

Watch as scriptwriters see their new work performed live before their eyes under the voice-directing skills of top industry professionals. It’s a high-speed creative roller-coaster that’ll leave you amazed (and amused) at the talent on all sides of the animation equation.

Could us working together elevate the quality of our content? Let’s play and find out!



This event is for people working in, or aspiring to work in, the animation industry. 

We heartily welcome individuals from groups who are under represented in the animation industry.

You can just observe with your camera off or join in the Q&A’s. And if you want to participate as a children’s animation script writer or a voice actor. Please check out our participants page by clicking the button below.

WHen & where?

Our next Scripts Out Loud event is going to be one of our regular zoom evenings at 7.30pm (GMT) on Tuesday 15th Feb. Time to book!


Our event is usually this sort of format:

  • Intro’s
  • Writer’s introduce their work
  • ‘Play time’ where the directors and actors play with characters and scripts
  • Actor’s perform the script
  • We all discuss the show and offer up suggestions and share our thoughts
  • Then repeat all of this for the next script!
  • Q&A
The two scripts we will be exploring for this event are:

The 31st Acorn written by Jon Groves, created by Julian Bashford

The adventures of a troop of squirrels (and a Fox) that are ready for anything and good for nothing!

Sky Pirates written by Alex English

An animated children’s fantasy-adventure series. 11 year-old Echo Quickthorn has grown up believing that nothing exists outside the Kingdom of Lockfort, but everything changes when an eccentric professor crashes his airship outside her window.



Every event has a professional voice director and voice actors. There will also be the writers whose work we will be playing with. Often we have a special guest producer. We welcome writers from all backgrounds and experience.

For our February event we have:


Barry Purves is an OSCAR and BAFTA nominated Animator and Director. He has directed nearly 300 episodes of children’s series, including ‘Wind in the Willows’, ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’, ‘Rupert Bear’ and was recently an animation director of ‘Twirlywoos’.

the writers/creators

We will be featuring the work of creator Julian Bashford, writer Jon Groves and writer Alex English. 

special guest

Every event we have a special guest, usually a producer. Giving their feedback on what they see and hear on the night. Our special guest for February is to be confirmed…

the actors

To be confirmed…


Children’s animated TV characters often don’t come into their own until half way through the first series. By creating a play space and having a dialogue between writers and voice actors, we can focus on building more relatable, rich and dynamic characters. By the time the first episode is aired the characters are embedded, fully formed and inspiring for the children.

how much?

Pay What You Can! We want this to be affordable for everyone, so observe from £1!

Meet The Team

The people behind Scripts Out Loud

Voice Actor

Julie-ann dean

Julie-Ann began her career as a voice over artist at the age of 16, dubbing the children's programme 'The Little Vampire' for the BBC. With decades of experience working in children's TV, Julie-Ann has hundreds of credits to her name. Some highlights include Paw Patrol, Toby's Travelling Circus and Wakfu. In recent years she has won a Voice Arts Award in Hollywood for her performance in a VR video game. And is enjoying working on some exciting new AAA video games.

Voice Actor

Rhian Marston-Jones

Rhian graduated from East 15 Acting School in 2010 and has since worked in theatre, film and voiceover. Rhian began work as a voice over actor 4 years ago and in that time has secured jobs with Disney, Virgin, Vodafone, Big Finish, Listening Books and Vice. Rhian has toured the UK and Europe performing Shakespeares classics such as Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream and Twelfth Night. Currently Rhian has an award winning animation 'Cumulus' circulating festivals in the UK where she plays a rebellious Welsh girl seeking adventure.

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