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Jeannette Nelson


At the National from 1992 to 2001, returning in 2007 as Head of Voice until 2022, at Shakespeare’s Globe for the 1997, 1998, 1999, and 2001 seasons; and at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2001 to 2005.

In 2006 she went to Sydney Theatre Company before returning to the National as Head of Voice in 2007.

Other voice and dialect coaching in London and the UK includes work with the Royal Court, Young Vic, Donmar Warehouse, Shared Experience, Out of Joint, Complicité, Sheffield Theatres, Bristol Old Vic, Birmingham Rep, Nottingham Playhouse, Liverpool Everyman, English Touring Theatre, Oxford Stage Company and the West End.

Recent work includes Medea at Soho Place; and Robin Hood and The Tempest at Regent’s Park. Jeannette Nelson’s The Voice Exercise Book is published by the National Theatre and Keeping it Active by Nick Hern Books.

(Updated September 2023)