Carol Fairlamb Head of Voice
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Carol Fairlamb

Head of Voice


Carol Fairlamb has been Head of Voice since 2012.

Carol holds a Drama and Dance BA (Roehampton Institute), a MA in Voice Studies (The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (The Institute of Education).

For twelve years Carol worked as a freelance voice and dialect tutor (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, ALRA, Oxford School of Speech and Drama, Drama Centre, Italia Conti, LAMDA) and as a full time teacher at Arts Ed until her move to BOVTS. She coached extensively for the corporate sector in the UK, Thailand, Japan, USA, France and Switzerland and was Resident Voice Coach for Sydney Theatre Company where she worked with Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Hugo Weaving.

I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice