Whispers from the Wings

These blog posts are a diary of our productions, explaining what's happening through the rehearsal process. They are written by our cast and crew. Our current bloggers are:

Lizzie Hopley

Lizzie Hopley  is appearing with us for the first time this year in The Roaring Girl and Arden of Faversham. Born in Liverpool, Lizzie trained at Manchester University and RADA and is an actress and writer dedicated to developing strong and unusual roles for women.

Simon Yadoo

Simon Yadoo  is appearing with us for the first time this year in Henry IV Parts I and II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. He'll be fitting in a wedding later in the year, just for good measure.

Martin Bassindale

Martin Bassindale , lover of bicycles, and keen musician from South London, recently graduated from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Debuting at RSC with Henry IV Parts I and II and The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Also currently dabbling in knitting.

Evangeline Whitlock

Evangeline Rose Whitlock  is a professional stage manager and theatre educator from the US. She is the Deputy Stage Manager for our Winter 2013/2014 production of Antony and Cleopatrawhich shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, Miami and New York. Follow @evangelinerose1on Twitter.

Joey Batey

Joey Batey  is a recent university graduate and is making his debut with us playing Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He likes long coats, whiskey and words. Follow @JoeyBatey on Twitter.

Nick Day

Nick Day returns this winter to play the Duke of Norfolk in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He'll be blogging from the rehearsals and into production. Get his book, On Bard Duty from Amazon or the RSC bookshop. Follow @NicholasDayUK on Twitter.

Staging Henry IV Part I

April 7, 2014
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The first week of Stratford had past and there was something like 26 left. If the first week was anything to go by then the next few months had some incredible experiences in the waiting.

by Martin Bassindale  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Farewell to the Ford

April 7, 2014
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These unforgettable days in Stratford have flown by in a flash.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Them sexy Victorians

April 2, 2014
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Oooo I do love a job where you get called in for a lecture on sex.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Prince Clarence costume fitting

April 1, 2014
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This is the closest to feeling like royalty I will probably ever get.

by Martin Bassindale  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Cut and thrust

March 28, 2014
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We've got the Aldwych firmly in our sights now and some of our time must be spent in preparation for our London run.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

New York part two

March 27, 2014
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The Antony & Cleopatra company is rounding the corner on third base and getting ready to slide into home...

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

RSC + SBT = OMG

March 25, 2014
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The RSC take artist development rather seriously and organise sessions for us designed to broaden our reach and enrich our work.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Slapping in Faversham

March 10, 2014
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Lizzie Hopley, blogging from the Arden of Faversham rehearsal room, talks slapping and 'napping' in fight rehearsals.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Good karma for Wolf Hall

March 6, 2014
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Exciting news from Wolf Hall: Nick Day on the London transfer, the Royal Dickens Company and David Cameron.

   

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A special day

March 5, 2014
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Martin Bassindale blogs from the Henry IV rehearsal room about the 416th anniversary of the publication of Henry IV.

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