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.

Visiting Stratford

April 25, 2012
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Nearing the end of rehearsals with complete acts and longer sections of the play being run, the company work rises to a new intensity.

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Grisly wood-cuts

April 24, 2012
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Greg employs a much-used RSC device. We are each asked to pick some aspect of 16th and 17th historical life and events that are relevant to the production.

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Written in London

April 20, 2012

Greg has arranged a tour of St Paul's Cathedral for us. We are met by the canon chancellor Giles Fraser, a warm open-faced, balding man, fizzing with energy and the exact opposite to the kind of modern cleric I had expected to meet.

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Taking shape

April 17, 2012

Rehearsals are now in full swing. The production takes shape.

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Ease and confidence

April 14, 2012
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Rehearsing the opening scene and having a lot of bitchy fun.

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'He's so good, he's a damn bit frightening.'

April 12, 2012

We are currently two weeks into rehearsals at the Clapham studios in balmy South London and things are moving on apace.

by Andrew French  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Making changes

April 12, 2012
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I notice that the front page of the text we are using says - Sixth Draft, first version. David Edgar is continually making changes to the play.

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Rain

April 11, 2012
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Rehearsals are moving fluidly now. Greg decides to start the opening scene with the entering characters soaked in rain.

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Standing up

April 5, 2012

After a number of days we reach the momentous occasion when we 'stand up'. No more readings of the play, no more discussion, no more delay, it is time to put the play on its feet.

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Written in St Anne's

April 4, 2012
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Over the next twelve weeks we rehearse Written in St Anne's Hall. Very swiftly the periphery of our high brown-beamed Victorian room fills with groaning tables bearing history books, biographies, documents, DVD's etc.

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