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:

Oscar Toeman

Oscar Toeman  is Assistant Director on The Merchant of Venice in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre this summer. He began directing whilst studying English at university. He is currently learning German.

Gabby Wong

Gabby Wong  was born in Hong Kong and speaks Cantonese, Mandarin and English. She became involved in student theatre whilst studying politics at University of Bath and went on to train at Italia Conti. This is her debut RSC season. She also works on various writing projects.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Farewell to the Ford

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

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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

Prince Clarence costume fitting

April 1, 2014
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This is the closest to feeling like royalty I will probably ever get.

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Cut and thrust

March 28, 2014
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We've got the Aldwych firmly in our sights now and some of our time must be spent in preparation for our London run.

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

New York part two

March 27, 2014
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The Antony & Cleopatra company is rounding the corner on third base and getting ready to slide into home...

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RSC + SBT = OMG

March 25, 2014
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The RSC take artist development rather seriously and organise sessions for us designed to broaden our reach and enrich our work.

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

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