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Join actor, voice and dialect coach, director and singer Hazel Holder and actor Sarah Niles for a voice coaching workshop. You will engage in practical exercises, giving you clear tools to develop your voice work independently, achieve support, core vocal strength, range and resonance.

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

Click here to book your place.

Hazel Holder is an actor, voice and dialect coach, director and singer with multiple theatre roles to her name. She studied MA Voice Studies at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Her roles in theatre include: As You like It, Here We Go (National Theatre). The Bakkhai (Almeida); Things will Never be the Same Again… and Other Stories (Tricycle); Medea (National Theatre), Journey to Freedom (Marginal Voices), Dart’s Love (Tete-a-Tete Opera Festival), Cave of Wonders (Tiata Fahodzi), White Suit (Helen Chadwick Song Theatre), Tiata Delights Festival (Tiata Fahodzi), The Bachhae (Royal Exchange, Manchester), Minstrel in The Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic and The Barbican, London/New Victory, New York), Iris in The Tempest (RSC), Maskarade (Talawa), Ain't Misbehavin' (Lyric, Shaftsbury Avenue), Little Shop of Horrors (National Tour), Carmen Jones (Old Vic), Belle in The Belle of Belfast City (Orange Tree). On TV and in film, Hazel Holder has acted in Small Axe, EastEnders, Judge John Deed, Cambridge Spies, Doctors (BBC TV) The Followed and Dates. In 2018, she was Assistant Director and Voice & Dialect Coach for Caroline, or Change. Hazel was Resident Director for Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre.

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