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:

Vivien Parry

Vivien Parry  is debuting at the RSC with The Shoemaker's Holiday. Having just celebrated over quarter of a century as an actor she has played everything from Shakespeare to Sondheim. Outside of the theatre she is studying philosophy, psychology and psychotherapy for a degree with the Open University.

Tom Morton-Smith

Tom Morton-Smith  is a playwright whose work includes Oppenheimer, playing in the Swan Theatre in 2015. When he's not writing he spends his time trekking the high arctic wilderness.

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.

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  |  1 comment  |  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  |  3 comments  |  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  |  2 comments  |  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

Staging Henry IV Part I

April 7, 2014
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The first week of Stratford had past and there was something like 26 left. If the first week was anything to go by then the next few months had some incredible experiences in the waiting.

by Martin Bassindale  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Farewell to the Ford

April 7, 2014
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These unforgettable days in Stratford have flown by in a flash.

by Nick Day  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Them sexy Victorians

April 2, 2014
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Oooo I do love a job where you get called in for a lecture on sex.

by Lizzie Hopley  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

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