Dundee Rep Ensemble’s new graduates may only be in the door three weeks but they spent time giving some last-minute guidance to young people busy in rehearsals for Sweet Charity.
Caroline Deyga and Ncuti Gatwa are already rehearsing Victoria, David Greig’s play which will launch the theatre’s autumn season, and the new cast members are settling in well.
“It’s amazing it’s everything I hoped it could have been and more,” Caroline said. “The ensemble have really taken us under their wings.”
Caroline, 25, from Carnoustie, grew up coming to the Rep and has been a well-known face on the amateur scene.
“I did my first panto when I was eight and was a member of all the societies in Angus,” she added.
Caroline has just finished an acting for stage and screen course run by Queen Margaret and Edinburgh Napier universities, and found out she had the Rep job on the day of her graduation.
For Ncuti, 20, who is originally from Rwanda, this is also his first professional acting job.
“I started acting mostly in high school doing Higher and Advanced Higher drama,” he said.
The pair took time out of their rehearsal for Victoria to offer advice to the seniors from Dundee Schools Music Theatre for their version of Sweet Charity, which runs August 14-17.