Dialect Coach – Testimonials

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Also contributing to the authenticity of time and place is the wonderful work of dialect coach Lester Thomas Shane. He is to be commended for working with the cast to make their thick Geordie accents intelligible to the New England ear.

— Jan NargiBroadwayWorld.com – Billy Elliot

Dialect coach Lester Thomas Shane has done a superb job helping the cast master the heavy brogue and Baird’s set adds grittiness with blackened buildings and the ever-present mine looming in the distance.

–April BoylePortland Press Herald – Billy Elliot