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.

Reviews and a new member of the company

June 11, 2012

Sorry I have not been attending to your needs. I have been a little busy recently. More of that later.

by Andrew French  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

Caminando with the RSC: Getting the part

May 29, 2012

I'm a Mexican actor who was born in Germany, studied for a time in London and at the moment is working in the production A Soldier in Every Son with the RSC. I'm a full time member of the Mexican National Company of theatre.

by Andres Weiss  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

Life after press night

May 24, 2012

Apologies again for my appalling cyber silence over the last few weeks! They have been manic to say the least!

by Sophie Ivatts  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Adversity and anger

May 23, 2012

So. Have I been preachy recently? Not my intention. 

by Andrew French  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

The run begins

May 15, 2012

Monday, a wet April day. Texts from our new Company Stage Manager Alex Constantin. She has arranged temporary membership for us to a number of clubs - The Groucho, The Ivy and Century.

by James Hayes  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Dress rehearsal

May 15, 2012

Wednesday we tech the whole show. Greg is unavailable, as he is directing his African Julius Caesar.

by James Hayes  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

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