THE HOUSE OF RAMON IGLESIA
…props must be paid to Linda Nichols-Gidley who does a stand out job as the dialect coach on this great cast.
Dialect coach Linda Nichols-Gidley has done a fine job of helping the individual characters discover how their way of speaking has been shaped by their personal history.
There is good dialect work, thanks to voice and dialect coach Linda Nichols-Gidley.
Leah (Howard)’s Southern American accent was so good that is was hard to believe she has Fijian heritage and was raised in Australia.
Praise must also go to Linda Nicholls-Gidley for her dialect coaching — the British accents are faultless throughout.
The other element of the creative team is voice and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley – the nondescript English accents are the most difficult to achieve and sustain for a non-nondescript English speaker and Palmer speaks it like a native.
…through the excellent dialects of the protagonists, (Linda Nicholls-Gidley is credited as voice coach for Palmer and O’Sullivan) a strong team that work well together to bring life to a strong play.
GOD OF HELL
And accent coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley deserves mention as the quartet wear their regional American accents as comfortably as well-worn boots – and that’s not easy to achieve or hold and they do.
ON THE SHORE OF THE WIDE WORLD REVIEWS
The final brick in the edifice of a fine production is voice and accent coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley. She’s succeeded pretty much in schooling most of the cast in an unusual Midlands voice that slips rarely and delivers the specific and essential cadences of the language they speak.
Dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley has gifted many of the actors with an accent possibly most affectionately familiar to us, in recent times, through the voice of Peter Cundall.
There should be note of the excellent work by Linda Nicholls-Gidley with the dialect coaching (although, one or two of the actors appeared to be too accurate for some of our Australian ears to catch all).
– Kevin Jackson
Dialect work by Linda Nicholls-Gidley adds authenticity and conviction to the world of the play – no need to localise.
But strip away the accents (brilliantly executed, thanks in no small way, one assumes, to voice and dialect coach Linda Nicholls-Gidley) and this really could be a suburban Sydney high school.
The hard work of the actors and the perseverance of their voice and dialect coach, Linda Nicholls-Gidley have paid off: not a syllable is discernibly Australian and each character has their own background accent.