Actors visit Accrington school for accent help

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ACTORS visited Accrington schoolchildren to help them get to grips with the town’s accent for an upcoming production.

Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre is preparing is staging The Accrington Pals, based on the story of the young townsmen who were killed at the Battle of the Somme.

The company took time to listen to Accrington Academy pupils who have been studying the history of the battalion. The drama runs at the Exchange on Saint Ann’s Square Manchester from January 17 to February 16.

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4:24pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Graham Hartley says...

Is the accent particularly well-pronounced among Academy pupils? To reveal nothing of one's regional origin when speaking is a useful skill and easily acquired; its teaching a low priority when compared with the teaching of academic subjects, perhaps.
Is the accent particularly well-pronounced among Academy pupils? To reveal nothing of one's regional origin when speaking is a useful skill and easily acquired; its teaching a low priority when compared with the teaching of academic subjects, perhaps. Graham Hartley
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