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wevoices is dedicated to providing a high quality audio 

description service to the blind and partially sighted 


Willie Elliott first started working as an audio describer in 

2001 with Graeae Theatre Company in their production of 

‘The Changeling’. 

He became a regular describer for Vocaleyes and regularly 

describes productions in London’s West End.  

He has worked on a wide variety of events from opera, ballet 

and drama to circus and live street events, such as the 

Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. 

For two years running, Willie travelled to Adelaide to spend 

time training describers and creating relationships with artists 

and to describe at the AdelaideInternational festival 

In 2012 Willie co-described the opening ceremony of the 

Paralympic Games on More 4.

This was the first time a live event was audio described on an 

open television channel, without the need to use the red 


2014 brought the opening and closing ceremonies for the 

Winter Paralympics in March, described live for Channel 4.

Willie is part of the description team at the Royal National 

Theatre and works alongside Sightlines, providing 

introductory audio notes for the Royal Opera House, Royal 

Ballet and The English National Opera. 

He was invited to Vienna for two years running, to describe 

and teach at Impulzdance International Festival.

At present Willie is working with dancer and choreographer 

Stuart Waters, developing dance with integrated audio 

description in collaboration with The Place Theatre. 

In the past year, Willie has been doing a lot of digital work for 

the National Theatre, the Royal Opera House and Sheffield 

Theatres, to name a few.

“Audio description is not a fixed thing with a single approach. 

Every production is unique and the describer needs to be 

flexible enough to recognize the 

requirements for each.” (Willie Elliott)

© William Elliott 2020