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.


At the National: Under Milk WoodDeath of England: DelroyDeath of EnglandSmall IslandNine NightBarber Shop ChroniclesPericlesAngels in AmericaLes Blancs and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

In London’s West End: Uncle VanyaDeath of a SalesmanCaroline, or ChangeDreamgirls (resident director), Tina: The Tina Turner MusicalThe Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

Other theatre includes: Death of a Black Man at Hampstead; Caroline, or Change for Chichester Festival Theatre at Hampstead and Chichester; FairviewThe ConvertDeath of a SalesmanThe MountaintopThe Emperor and Cuttin’ It (also at the Royal Court) at the Young Vic; Richard II at the Sam Wannamaker Playhouse; Typical at Soho Theatre; The Gift and Black Men Walking for Eclipse; Guys and Dolls and Girls (also at Soho Theatre) for Talawa and at the Royal Exchange; ear for eyePoet in Da CornerGrimly HandsomePigs & Dogs and Father Comes Home from the Wars at the Royal Court; Our Lady of Kibeho at Royal & Derngate and Stratford East; Soul at Royal & Derngate and Hackney Empire; Death of a Salesman at the Royal Exchange; The Rolling Stone at the Royal Exchange and Orange Tree; Leave Taking and F*ck the Polar Bears at Bush; Twilight: LA – 1992Eclipsed and The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco at Gate, Notting Hill; Little Shop of Horrors at Regent’s Park; The Epic Adventure of Nhamo for tiata fahodzi

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

As a performer in London's West End: Carmen Jones and Ain’t Misbehavin’.

As a performer other theatre includes: The 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; and The Sleeping Beauty at the Young Vic, the Barbican and on Broadway.

As voice/dialect coach: The PowerIn the Long Run (Jimmy Akingbola), Kate & KojiPoldarkNo OffenceBroken

As performer: Judge John DeedThe Cambridge Spies, The Bill, EastEnders

As a voice/dialect coach: Small Axe (Steve McQueen Anthology), Silent Twin, Death on the Nile (voice coach to Letitia Wright)

As performer: DatesThe Followed

As performer: Something UnderstoodDeath and the King’s Horseman, Solomon ChildTelephone in the Deep Freeze


(Published May 2021)