Andrew Wade

Master Teacher, Voice and Speech

Mr. Wade was Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1990-2003. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987 as Assistant Voice Director to Cicely Berry, where he oversaw all of the voice work for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre. In conjunction with Cicely Berry, Mr. Wade recorded Working Shakespeare – a series on voice and text work with Helen Hunt, Samuel L. Jackson, Toby Stevens and Claire Danes. Mr. Wade trained at the Rose Bruford College, the Arts Educational School, and served as Head of Voice at East 15. Mr. Wade was Verse Consultant on the film Shakespeare in Love. He also coached Courtney Love for the role of Lady Macbeth, and worked on the new musical Lord of the Rings. Since leaving the RSC in 2003, Mr. Wade has continued to work all over the world in a freelance capacity. He teaches at the Stella Adler Studio, Delaware University, the National Theater School in Montreal and the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. West End Credits include: La Traviata, Donkeys’ Years, and Boeing-Boeing. Mr. Wade participated in an exchange program between the Stella Adler Studio and the Trinidad Theatre Company.

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