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.

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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Snow, previews and coming 'home'

February 28, 2014
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Evangeline Whitlock , deputy stage manager on our touring production of Antony and Cleopatra, writes her first post from New York City.

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And the stuff goes on

February 28, 2014
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Nick Day  continues to enjoy extra-curricular activities in Stratford-upon-Avon, but still has time to snap a backstage pic or two.

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Shameless

February 26, 2014
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Lizzie Hopley , our new blogger from the company of The Roaring Girl, writes about dressing up as a man and channelling Shameless' Frank Gallagher.

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All the Other Stuff

February 20, 2014
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Nick Day  explains what he gets up to when he's not on the stage of the Swan Theatre. And he drops a hint about a London transfer.

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Silent rehearsals

February 20, 2014
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Shortly after rehearsals for Henry IV began, Simon Yadoo discovered he had a vocal polyp. He shares the story here.

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20 years of preparation

February 13, 2014
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Simon Yadoo is part of the Henry IV company. In his first blog post he writes about a visit to the Jerusalem Chamber - a room in Westminster Abbey not usually open to visitors.

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Four weeks to go ...

February 13, 2014
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Martin Bassindale , blogs from the Henry IV rehearsal room about the difference between travelling in London now and then.

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Run, stage manager, run

February 13, 2014
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Evangeline Whitlock , the deputy stage manager for our touring production of Antony and Cleopatra, writes from Miami about how she handles the stress of the job.

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A bit of a knee trembler

February 7, 2014

Nick Day 's understudy run performance in Wolf Hall caused him some anxiety. Now it's time for a break.

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