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Dilek Rose

What shows or projects have you done with ETT? 

Othello & Reasons To Stay Alive 

Where is home for you? 


Where is your home away from home? 


How did you bring home with you on tour? 

I had items of sentimental value such as cards from loved ones and photos. I also attempted to look after a plant but carrying it around between locations proved a little difficult. 

Which city was your favourite to visit on tour with ETT? 


What gem did you discover on tour with ETT (could be a landmark/park/cafe/pub etc)? 

Riley’s fish shack in Tynemouth (Newcastle) 

What are your touring essentials? 

Bath bombs, a good book and my laptop. 

What’s you’re go-to recipe whilst on tour? 

Prawn Stir fry, quick and easy so you’re not in you’re hosts kitchen for too long if it’s a shared one and they’re always home. Fry off your prawns in a bit of sesame oil with garlic and ginger, add your ready bagged stir fry veg, season with salt, pepper and soy sauce, add your noodles, stir and your good to go. 

Touring is important because it allows theatre to be more accessible and allows important stories to be seen and shared with a wider community.

FKA Twigs is incredibly creative and free and bold in her artistry. Frida Kahlo carried on doing what she loved despite experiencing so much loss and adversity. Prince never restricted himself to any particular genre, mastering many styles with his own stamp.    

What music inspires you? 

Anything by Thomas Newman, his music really takes you somewhere else. I think he’s one of the best composers. 

What image or video inspires you? (After you complete this form, we will email you with an invite to upload any  content you can’t include here, to a Dropbox) 

Nature images and videos inspire me and I will often look at them before or after meditating. 

What piece of writing or quote inspires you? 

Many Rupi Kaur, Rumi quotes and the poem “The Woman I Am’ by Absent Wryta 

What, for you, makes a good piece of art? 

One that is diverse and invokes some kind of feeling. 

What have been your career highlights so far? 

Performing in a two hander play called ‘Cuzco’ where I played a very complex character at a major turning point of her life. 

If you were cast away on a desert island, which 5 plays would you take with you and why? 

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams because I notice something new every time I read it. Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Nights Dreams’ it’s always a fun read. Lorca’s ‘Yerma‘ again it has complex characters which you can play and interpret in different ways. Arthur Miller’s ‘A View From The Bridge’ I’ve always found it very moving and tragic. ‘A Raisin In The Sun’ by Lorraine Hansberry because it’s been on my list for a while of must reads and I’ve heard good things. 

Window or aisle seat? 


Favourite way to travel? 


If you could have any superpower, which would you chose?


Dilek Rose’s biog:

Dilek trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.  

Theatre includes: Othello (English Touring Theatre); Cuzco (Theatre503); Twist (Theatre Centre / UK tour); Octopus (Greenwich Theatre / National tour); Taming of the Shrew (Two Gents / Rural tour); Waiting for Summer (Old Red Lion Theatre); Keepsake (Old Red Lion Theatre); Gather Ye Rosebuds (Theatre503); Contractions (Trafalgar Studios); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Circomedia); The Wild Party (Tobacco Factory). 

Film and Television includes: MotherFatherSon, Snake Pit, Addi & Chess, The Chocolate Wrapper.   

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