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.

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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Bodies, beers and Burns

January 31, 2014
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Nick Day  has a busy week socially - with a trip to the pub and a Burns Night celebration.

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Long bow lessons at the RSC

January 31, 2014
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Martin Bassindale , part of the Henry IV company, had a good day in rehearsals this week - he learned to shoot a long bow.

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History lessons at the RSC

January 23, 2014

Martin Bassindale  plays Peto in the Henry IV plays. This is his first post for Whispers from the wings. It's week four of rehearsals and he's pondering the history lessons he's had so far.

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