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  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.

'I'm very confused'

March 26, 2013

Stephen Boxer has just said 'willy' inches from my face. I know what he meant, he meant 'lily' but suddenly our demographic has changed…

by Rose Reynolds  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Let's get physical…

March 25, 2013

We have split calls every day for Mad World My Masters and Titus Andronicus and so when we're not needed in one rehearsal room we move across to the other.

by Rose Reynolds  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Five star holiday

March 21, 2013

I toured a show to Singapore once. They put us up in a five star hotel and we were treated like royalty. I happened to be there on my 24th birthday and when I came down to hand in my keys at the front desk they wished me a Happy Birthday.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry


March 20, 2013

So here we are in the beautiful city of York. Last week marked our first touring venue in Milton Keynes.

by Bethan Walker  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

'It's not even swan shaped'

March 20, 2013

I always find it difficult writing these sorts of things without setting up a similar prefix to that of: 'what did you do over your summer holiday?' I feel infantile, silly and suddenly very aware of my feet. I suppose it doesn't have to be Shakespeare…

by Rose Reynolds  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Selling out

February 26, 2013

Well that went well! Press night was amazing and now we're practically sold out. It's a nice feeling. Every show from now on will have a full house watching it.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

The highlight of my career so far

February 26, 2013

It's Sunday and I've just had a blissful day off with my two roomies in the sunshine in Warwick castle, topped off with a three course meal and glass of bubbly. Bliss.

by Bethan Walker  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

A Life of Galileo previews

February 15, 2013

Well that's preview number three down and dusted. We're changing lots everyday. Our call is usually 11am for notes and then we work through different bits. Same routine as always.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

'Harsh and awesome'

February 8, 2013

It's snowing. It's very cold outside and inhospitable and difficult to navigate. The rehearsal rooms are a 22 minute walk away from my digs on a normal day but with the snow and ice it takes 32 minutes.

by Youssef Kerkour  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Home from home

January 31, 2013

Well here we are in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon.

by Bethan Walker  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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