The Actors Centre

Ten Steps to Learning a London Accent

WHAT IS IT? A practical workshop based on the 10-step accent learning programme on The Real Accent App: England. HOW WILL IT WORK? This workshop will focus on consolidating the technical requirements within a traditional London Cockney accent. Along the way, generation/location differences will be highlighted to build an understanding of how sound can be matched to particular characters and contexts. You’ll work through a clear and accessible programme that Catherine developed specifically for The Real Accent App series, appropriate for all levels of learners. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Step-by-step instructions for learning any accent, detailed practice materials for London Cockney plus hints and tips for working on different types of London accents. Price: £18


Catherine Weate

Catherine is a freelance voice and dialect coach. She has worked in theatre, film, TV, radio, education, commerce, law and politics across England, Australia, Hong Kong, Africa and India. Her former roles include: Head of Voice at Rose Bruford College, Head of Voice and Vice Principal at ALRA and Head of Examinations at LAMDA, where she was responsible for the artistic and commercial operation of speech and drama exams worldwide. Catherine is co-developer of an app series, which includes The Real Accent App: USA and The Real Accent App: England. She is author of two voice books, Classic Voice and Modern Voice, and a series of monologue and duologue books. She has also appeared on Radio 4 Midweek, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio Manchester and BBC Radio Merseyside. Catherine regularly coaches for production companies and producing houses. For further information visit


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