• Lu Kemp Artistic Director

Day 19 - An Actor's Choice No. 2

Once a week is quite often enough to propose to anyone...

The second in our strand of monologues by actors we love reading from plays they love.

The brilliant Caroline Dyega was playing Gwendolen in our production of The Importance of Being Earnest. One of the funniest scenes in that play is the proposal of marriage that a nervous Jack attempts to make to an expectant and directive Gwendolen (her mother's daughter in every respect).

Here Caroline reads from another of Wilde's plays, An Ideal Husband, as Mabel steers a young man's intentions in a way which suits her better.


Caroline was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role with the cast of Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (NTS/National Theatre (London)/Sonia Friedman). She trained at Napier and Queen Margaret universities and was selected from there for the graduate scheme at Dundee Rep, where

productions included: Cars and Boys, And Then There Were None, The BFG, Hecuba and Victoria. She also toured the one-woman show The Shape of a Girl.

Caroline’s other recent theatre credits include: Peter Gynt (National Theatre); Local Hero (Edinburgh Royal Lyceum and Old Vic co-production); Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Cinderella (Glasgow Citizens Theatre); Locker Room Talk and Tracks of the Winter Bear (both Edinburgh Traverse); Flora’s Fairy Challenge (Beacon Arts Centre); The Fair Intellectual Club (Stellar Quines Theatre Company) and Telling the Truth Beautifully and Greenvoe (both for St Magnus International Festival). Television credits include: Trust Me (Red/BBC).

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