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:

Mossup

Mossup  is a Blackpool-born Lurcher, making her RSC debut in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. Television work includes the Easter Bunny (Aldi), Casualty, The Tudors and Topsy and Tim. Films include Mr Turner and the Invisible Woman. Mossup recently appeared in Legally Blonde at the Royal Conservatoire, Glasgow.

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.

Paola Dionisotti

Paola Dionisotti  is a regular at the RSC and is currently playing Mistress Quickly in Henry IV Part I and II. In 2000 she was awarded Best Actress by London Evening Standard Theatre, for her performance in Further Than The Furthest Thing, at the National Theatre.

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.

To pee or not to pee?

July 15, 2014
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Second rehearsal seemed to go well, there is an awful lot of talking, I expect I will get used to it, probably the best thing is to have a little snooze while all that chatter is going on, though I suspect that snoring might be frowned upon...

by Mossup  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Sahara mouth

July 11, 2014
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I haven't been this scared since I did a stand-up gig at the dreaded Buzz Club, Manchester 1994. Yes, you heard - stand-up. Since then I've jumped out of a plane, dived in open water with a leaky mask, lived in Elephant and Castle. Nothing, nothing has touched that walk to the mike for a 5 minute stand-up spot.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Exit chased by a pug

July 3, 2014
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Several of us went to the rehearsal rooms at Stratford to meet some important people, these turned out to be very pleasant types, we all had plenty of fuss, and we allowed these important people to meet and greet us.

by Mossup  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Public Understudy Shows AKA 'Pussies'

June 26, 2014
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Lizzie Hopley from The Roaring Girl and Arden of Faversham delves into the world of the RSC Public Understudy.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Playing roles with fewer lines

June 5, 2014
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I thought I'd have time. Five scenes in ten acts, one character, no understudying - a very light load by any criteria on this project!

by Paola Dionisotti  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

The Roaring Girl press night

June 4, 2014
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For any of you that might think a theatre press night is about flowers and hobnobbing in the bar...

by Lizzie Hopley  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Who dunnit?!

May 9, 2014
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Nope, not who killed master Arden of Faversham but who wrote the thing? A blog or two ago, I sang the praises of the author/thoress of Arden of Faversham.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Signing off

May 1, 2014
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And so, here we are.  Antony and Cleopatra closed seven weeks ago, six months after our first day of school in that basement rehearsal room.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The big move

April 29, 2014
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Stratford-upon-Avon. Is this the most exciting town in the UNIVERSE? My first ever visit was when I was in school and I remember nothing about the play but the gift shop was ace.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

My personal journey

April 23, 2014
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Three weeks into our time at Stratford and we had done seven preview performances of two separate shows.

by Simon Yadoo  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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