Ian Magilton

Actor, Set and Light Designer, Theater Director
Lives in Malérargues, Thoiras, France
Worked with Roy Hart and was part of the Roy Hart Theatre (before 1991)
Roy Hart Voice Teacher since 1973

The Roy Hart vocal research is based on a belief that our voices are very much bigger than we think, certainly bigger than we normally use, and that there is a profound connection between our voice and our self, which is in turn very much bigger than we realise or normally admit to. The voice is more than sounds produced by the larynx and resonated in the head; the expression, the beauty and the quality that makes us want to listen comes from the body, the heart, the stomach, the genitals, even the knees, and from the soul.

Studied sculpture and painting at Sunderland and Chelsea Schools of Art. Member of Roy Hart Theatre since 1969. Involved in the creation of most Roy Hart Theatre productions either as an actor, director, set/light designer, or simply friendly gofer. The most important were: producer of the opera ‘Pagliacci’, O.B.I.E. winner, New York, 1985; set design and Ahab in ‘Moby Dick’, Prix Jean Vilar, Printemps des Comédiens, 1988; played Jack in ‘And Mary Wept’ for Archipelago Theatre, Durham, North Carolina (Best Supporting Actor 2003 ©honourable mention); the opera ‘Wittgenstein and the Soprano’ for Roy Hart Theatre Norway, 2009. And currently with ‘Generation’, the most recent Roy Hart Theatre performance.
Speaks English, French, Norwegian and a little Italian.


E-Mail: magian@me.com

Book: ‘Roy Hart Theatre at Malérargues’, MONDIAL livre, ISBN 978-2-37598-010-1

Article: ‘Imitation and Identity via the work of Roy Hart Theatre’. Lecture for the Stuttgart International Voice Week 2005

CD: Wittgenstein&theSoprano – Opera philosophique for RoyHartTheatrenorway