Taking the Stage 2022 - Darlint PeidiBy Rosemary Hill
Edith Thompson was executed in 1923 alongside her young lover Frederick Bywaters. Edith Thompson apparently knew nothing about the plan to murder her husband, Percy. Bywaters always maintained he acted alone. But Thompson was older than him and seen as an immoral seducer. She was also a dreamer who wrote letters to her lover describing their perfect life together after her husband was gone. Was she executed for adultery rather than murder, a victim of the social climate of the time? If she had lived through the swinging sixties would society have judged her differently?
Lisa Stenhouse - Edith
Lisa is thrilled to be working with The Play’s Thing again, having been in both Splendour (Genevieve) and Entertaining Mr Sloane (Kath). She has performed extensively on stage since singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Bat as the Dormouse in Alice and Wonderland, aged 8. Following a degree in French and Spanish at Oxford she followed her dream by training at Mountview. Lisa’s fabulously fierce female characters include 80s politically outspoken Max in Death and Dancing, crotch-kneeing incestuous May (Fool for Love), wheel-chair bound Stephanie Abrahams (Duet for One), empowered Nora (A Doll’s House) and various Shakespeare characters. On screen she has featured in commercials for Specsavers and a Swiss Insurance Company. Both involved animals! Inspired by tape recordings of her grandmother’s life in Colonial India, Lisa wrote and performed Lavender Junction in 2014. Lisa is also a Brand Storyteller helping businesses discover their Authentic Awesomeness and expressing it in their marketing. Her favourite things include inspirational reading, daily exercise for sanity and vanity, and playing dress-up!
Caroline Mann - Edith 2
Caroline Mann trained at the Drama Studio in London after working as a Drama and English teacher in Leicestershire. She also works as a director and producer regularly creating her own work as well as playing classic roles such as Mrs. Alving in Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen and Susan in Bed Amongst The Lentils by Alan Bennett. She has also enjoyed playing many Shakespearean roles - the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet and Lady Macbeth. For TV and Film she has worked regularly for BBC Open University in educational videos and Multi Media projects. Caroline also works for many companies and organisations doing role play and voice overs. She is delighted to be playing Edith in Darlint Peidi. Caroline is represented by Victoria Lepper Associates for commercials. www.victorialepperassociates.com