Hazel Holder

Hazel Holder studied MA Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and is a voice and dialect coach and a performer.


Her work as a voice and dialect coach in theatre includes Nine Night, Barber Shop Chronicles, Angels in America, Les Blancs and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National

Other theatre includes Caroline, or Change at Hampstead; Black Men Walking for Eclipsed; Guys and Dolls and Girls (also at Soho Theatre) for Talawa and at the Royal Exchange; The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? for Playful Productions at Theatre Royal Haymarket; Caroline, or Change for Chichester; The Mountaintop, The Emperor and Cuttin’ It (also at the Royal Court) at the Young Vic; Father Comes Home from the Wars at the Royal Court; Soul at Royal & Derngate and Hackney Empire; The Rolling Stone at the Orange Tree and Royal Exchange; Fuck the Polar Bears at Bush; Eclipsed and The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco at Gate, Notting Hill; The Initiate for Paines Plough; Hatch for Talawa Young People’s Theatre; The Epic Adventure of Nhamo for tiata fahodzi; and work for Guildhall, RADA, Arts Ed, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

As a performer, Here We Go, As You Like It (choir), Medea and Death and the King’s Horseman at the National

Other theatre includesThe Tempest for the RSC; The Bakkhai at the Almeida; Dart’s Love for Tête-à-Tête; Tamba Tamba for tiata fahodzi; Dalston Songs (ROH2) for Helen Chadwick Song Theatre; The Bacchae at the Royal Exchange; Six Characters in Search of an Author for Headlong; The Bacchae on tour for National Theatre Scotland and on Broadway; Mercy Fine (title role) for Clean Break; The Sleeping Beauty at the Young Vic, the Barbican and on Broadway; and Carmen Jones and Ain’t Misbehavin’ in the West End.

As performer: Judge John Deed, The Cambridge Spies

As voice/dialect coach: Poldark, No Offence, Broken

As performer: Dates, The Followed

As performer: Something Understood, Death and the King’s Horseman


(Published September 2018)