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Edda
Sharpe

Areas of Expertise
  • Dialect
  • Voice

 

Edda Sharpe is a specialist voice and dialect coach.

Edda feels privileged to have had the opportunity through her career to work on with a huge variety of theatre companies and productions, regionally and internationally, from the RSC and West End to the smallest of touring companies. She also works extensively as a voice, body language and communication coach for the public and private sectors.

She has a deep love of accents, voices, character and people, and her career has given her the opportunity to develop the skills and understanding to bridge the needs of the actor, the director, the text and the production. 

She was Head of Voice and Dialect at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Canada for 20 years, working on over 100 productions there. She was Head of Voice at e15 Acting School from 1997 – 2001 and was the principal dialect teacher on the MA Voice Studies course at Central School of Speech and Drama for eight years. Edda has also provided teaching and masterclasses for Lamda, e15, Guildford, Arts Educational, Mountview, LIPA, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Edda's ground-breaking first book, 'How To Do Accents' (co-written with Jan Haydn Rowles) was published by Oberon Press in Oct 2007 and is a National Theatre best seller.

Edda is also an accredited Master NLP Practitioner.

Credits

  • Patients Of A Saint
  • Far From the Madding Crowd
  • The Door
  • September
  • A Little Trip To Heaven
  • Beowulf
  • Last Tango 3
  • Camp X
  • Ant And Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway
  • The Gorrillaz
  • My Fair Lady – Colisseum/ENO
  • Beauty Queen of Leenane- The Lyric/Chichester
  • Oleanna – Theatre Royal Bath
  • Witness For The Prosecution  –  County Hall
  • Love, Love, Love  –  Lyric Hammersmith Theatre
  • Gaslight   –  Bill Kenwright Ltd
  • When The Crows Visit   –   Kiln Theatre
  • Mother Of Him   –   Park Theatre
  • Hedda Tesman   –   Chichester Festrival Theatre
  • A Doll’s House   –   Lyric Hammersmith
  • Hobson’s Choice   –   Manchester Exchange
  • Approaching Empty   –   Kiln Theatre
  • Witness For The Prosecution   –   London County Hall
  • Does My Bomb Look Big In This?   –   Tamasha Theatre
  • Switzerland   –   Theatre Royal Bath
  • Bing Bunny Live  –  UK Tour
  • Love From a Stranger   –   Royal & Derngate
  • Lions And Tigers   –  Shakespeare’s Globe
  • The Graduate   –  West Yorkshire Playhouse
  • Anita and Me  –  Birmingham Rep
  • African Gothic  –  Two Sheds Theatre
  • Around the World in 80 Days  –  St James’s Theatre
  • East Is East  –  The Trafalgar Studios
  • Gaslight  –  Royal & Derngate
  • My Children! My Africa!  –  Two Sheds Theatre
  • The 39 Steps  –  The Criterion Theatre
  • Dangerous Lady   –  Theatre Royal Stratford East
  • King Lear   –   Bath Theatre Royal
  • Rough Crossings  –  Headlong Theatre Company
  • The Pajama Game  –  Shaftesbury Theatre
  • Cooking With Elvis
  • Art
  • My Fair Lady
  • Two

Rsc: The Rover, Volpone, Wendy and Peter Pan, What Country Friend is This? The Homecoming, I’ll Be The Devil

 

 

 

 

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