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Areas of Expertise
  • Dialect
  • Voice

Edda Sharpe is a specialist voice and dialect coach.

Her skills are employed on numerous professional theatre productions at the highest level, for the RSC, the West End, and internationally. She is also in great demand as a voice and body language coach delivering high level communication skills training to the business sector.

Edda is known for her mastery of text, her ability to make the apparently complex simple and accessible, and her excellent rapport skills, all of which she combines with her expertise as a dialect coach. Through her career she has developed a deep understanding of how to bridge the needs of the actor, the director, the text and the production.

She is Head of Voice and Dialect at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Canada and has worked on over 70 productions there over the past ten years. 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 acting coaching and training for Lamda, e15, Guildford, Arts Educational and Mountview theatre schools, as well as the University of Minnesota.

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 NLP Practitioner, currently embarking on her Masters.

A really practical (and fun) guide to accent training: How to Do Accents (pdf)
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The Accent Kit by The Big Gob Squad
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  • 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
  • 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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