I have always enjoyed story telling and story listening, bringing life to the characters using different pitches, tones and intonations as well as accents.
I get enormous enjoyment from shaping a character and their imagined backstory simply from the sound and style of their voice.
There is something fabulous and comforting about being told a story, as the story's narrator, you have to be believed and give the text extra energy and enthusiasm to catch the listeners imagination for the ultimate experience.
'Jackanory' was my favourite as a child, watching the likes of Kenneth Williams, Bernard Cribbins, Miriam Margolyes and Rik Mayall bringing stories alive with character voices and energy.
It fascinates me how a piece of text can be interpreted in a range of ways simply by altering inflection, timbre, mood and the melodic pattern of an utterance.