Tim Charrington

Tim has a background as a professional actor and director, graduating from Central School of Speech and Drama in 1980. Returning to take the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies in 1988, Tim has over 30 years experience as an accent and dialect coach. He has taught at many UK leading drama schools including LAMDA and Drama Centre. He works extensively on film, TV and theatre productions and privately with professional actors.

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Aundrea Fudge

Aundrea is an accent/dialect and speech coach from New York. She has degrees in Linguistics and English literature, a certificate in TESOL, and singing training in Opera and Musical Theatre. Before moving to London Aundrea worked as an ESL teacher in South Korea. In New York, she split her time between working as a writing tutor at Manhattan Community College and with actors helping mainly with accents and self-tapes for auditions. While in London Aundrea has taught both accent and voice at the London College of Music, Drama Studio, East 15 Southend, and The University of Northampton. Aundrea recently finishing her MFA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. For more information, please visit www.aundreafudge.com

Deborah Garvey

Deborah is a voice, accent and singing coach with an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where she joined the faculty as Lecturer in Voice on the MA/MFA Voice Studies and BA Acting Collaborative and Devised Theatre programmes in 2014.  She is a Linklater teacher and a fellow of the HEA and has delivered conference papers on the spoken-sung voice and, more recently, on the politics of RP in actor training at ATHE Boston 2018.  Recent voice and accent coaching includes Vanessa and Virginia at the Riverside Studios and POT at the Ovalhouse.  Deborah is also a composer with a particular interest in devised theatre making contexts. She is about to join the voice team as a voice and speech tutor at RADA.


Barbara Houseman

With a career spanning almost forty years as a voice, text and acting coach and a director, Barbara Houseman is well established in the industry and works extensively as a voice and text coach in the West End.  After seven years dividing her time between directing and voice work, she spent six years in the world renowned Voice Department at the Royal Shakespeare Company, working alongside Cicely Berry and Andrew Wade and then became Associate Director at the Young Vic in London, working alongside Tim Supple. Since 1998 she has worked freelance; coaching voice, text and acting and working as an associate director. Among other clients she coaches Daniel Radcliffe and Jude Law, when they are preparing projects for stage and screen. She is the author of Finding Your Voice and Targeting Text (and Subtext) both published by Nick Hern Books. Find out more at www.barbarahouseman.com

Mary Howland

Mary studied English and Drama at the University of Birmingham, staying on in the city to work at the Birmingham Rep in a variety of backstage and on-stage jobs.

She studied for her MA in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1999, and now works as a voice and speech teacher at a variety of London drama schools.

She has provided accent coaching for many companies, including Glorious, Anita and Me, The BFG (Birmingham Rep), The Wipers Times (The Watermill/London) All the Way Home (Salford Lowry), The Aliens (The Bush), Brilliant Adventures (Manchester Royal Exchange), An Octoroon (The Orange Tree/National Theatre), Our Country’s Good (Out of Joint), Comedy about a Bank Robbery (West End), 12 Angry Men, The Shawshank Redemption, The Best Man (West End), Rutherford and Son/Standing on the Sky’s Edge (Sheffield Crucible), as well as Much Ado About Nothing/The Mysteries at Shakespeares Globe.

Her coaching work includes Thor:the Dark World, Tyrant, 24 Reboot, Daredevil, Murdered by my Boyfriend, Lady Macbeth, The Last Right, The Spanish Princess, The Secret Agent and Catherine the Great.

Yvonne Morley

Yvonne has been established as a versatile voice teacher and vocal coach for over thirty-five years at home and abroad (Canada, America, Europe and the Middle East). She works with actors, singers and dancers on stage, screen and in the studio. She has been involved in actor training for many years, including Department head for the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Yvonne is currently an associate with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal National Theatre’s Voice departments. She specialises in vocal profiling and character work, having developed a safe approach to manipulating and transforming voice safely. She is currently writing a book on her approach. Find out more at www.yourvoicebox.co.uk

Edda Sharpe

We are excited this year Edda will be joining us to run some workshops.

Edda has 15 years experience as a dialect coach and is the author of 'How To Do Accents', which was published in 2007 and co-written with Jan Haydn Rowles. It quickly became a standard in theatre training.  They  are currently writing their second book, 'How To Do Standard English Accents'.  It will be the first of a series of How To Do books on specific accents.

As well as looking after a busy independent client list, she is also a visiting Dialect Coach for the Royal Shakespeare Company (www.rsc.org.uk), Voice associate at the Shaw Festival Theatre, Canada, (www.shawfest.com), and a principal Voice and Communication Coach with CMT (www.cmt-london.co.uk).

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Anne-Marie Speed
Anne-Marie has been working as a voice teacher to actors and singing teacher for 20 years. 

Her varied and extensive practice includes working with classical actors, international film stars, artists in national theatre companies, leads in West End musicals, actors in film and television and platinum selling pop artists.

She is also one of the most experienced teachers and trainers of the Estill Model in the world and was trained by and interned for Jo Estill many times.

She has pioneered the use of the Estill Model in the teaching of actors, and specialises in the integration of speaking with singing, especially musical theatre.

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Joel Trill and Hazel Holder

Together, Hazel and Joel have more than 30 years of experience working professionally in performance and coaching. 

Joel has taught at many leading conservatoires, regularly works for RADA Business as a voice and communications specialist. His theatrical credits include: Glass Menagerie (The Arcola Theatre )The Half God of Rainfall (Birmingham Rep), Princess & the Hustler (Bristol Old Vic Theatre) DNA (The Queen’s Theatre), Good Dog (Birmingham Rep), The Dark (Tobacco Factory Bristol), The Wider Earth (Natural History Museum) Macbeth (The Borgias Theatre), Yellowman (The Young Vic), Assata Taught Me (The Gate Theatre) One Love (Birmingham Rep), A Bitter Herb (The Gielgud Theatre), Blues for an Alabama Sky (GBS Studio), War & War (Complicite/Central The Pleasance Theatre), Layla’s Room (The Theatre Centre), Clybourne Park (RADA GBS studio), Rise Up (The Theatre Centre) Joel also works as a voice-over artist with clients that include: CNN, Sky, Dreamworks, Nike, Kwif, BBC and ITV.

Hazel's extensive list of coaching credits includes: Death of a Salesman. Voice & Dialect Coach. Young Vic. Directors; Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell, Small Island. Dialect Coach. National Theatre. Director; Rufus Norris, Richard II. Voice Coach. Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. Directors; Adjoa Andoh and Lynette Linton, Superhoe, Dialect Coach, Talawa Theatre Company and Royal Court Theatre Director; Jade Lewis, Our Lady of Kibeho, Voice & Dialect Coach. Royal & Derngate Northampton. Director; James Dacre,  The Convert  Voice & Dialect Coach Young Vic. Director; Ola Ince Nine Night, Voice & Dialect Coach. Trafalgar Studios Theatre. Director; Roy Alexander Weiss,  Caroline, or Change. Voice & Dialect Coach.  Playhouse Theatre. Director; Michael Longhurst. The Madness of George III, Voice & Dialect Coach. Nottingham Playhouse. Director; Adam Penford. Poldark (series 5), Dialect Coach, Mammoth Screen. Directors; Sallie Aprahamian and Justin Molotniko, A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter  Voice, Dialect & Singing Coach. Bridge Theatre. Director; Matthew Dunster, Death of a Salesman. Voice & Dialect Coach. Royal Exchange Theatre. Director; Sarah Frankcom, Poet in Da Corner. Voice Coach. Royal Court. Director; Ola Ince. The Mountaintop, Dialect Coach, Young Vic.