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.

Greetings from Miami

January 23, 2014

Antony and Cleopatra has opened in Miami and our blogger, deputy stage manager Evangeline Whitlock, has written to us from the tropical south about the differences in staging the production at the Colony Theater.

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The stress to impress the press

January 16, 2014

Have Nick Day (Norfolk) and Lydia Leonard (Anne Boleyn) just invented the 'Tudor selfie'? Find out in Nick's report from Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies press night.

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Always some way to go

January 9, 2014

Nick Day , Wolf Hall's Norfolk, blogs from opening week and shines a light on quick changes in the wardrobe department.

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Juggling plays

December 30, 2013

There's been no rest for Nick Day and the rest of the cast for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies over the festive period. Find out the latest from behind the scenes.

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Wings and prayers

December 30, 2013

Joey Batey , Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies, writes from the wings. If you hear him shouting 'Codpiece!' don't worry. It's all part of the preparation for opening night.

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Basecamp and beyond

December 19, 2013

Nick Day  gives us a privileged peek into the final days of preparation for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. What will we see when we enter this strangely familiar world?

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Mind the gaps

December 12, 2013

Wolf Hall 's Nick Day writes from final rehearsal and technical week here in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Clapham Junction

December 6, 2013

The Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies company moved from rehearsals in Clapham to Stratford-upon-Avon this week. Nick Day has the latest news.

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On the road again

December 6, 2013

It's time for Antony and Cleopatra to visit the US so production stage manager Evangeline Whitlock is packing again and hitting the road. We'll miss her in Stratford.

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Tech-ing Neverland

December 5, 2013

Meet Francis Lynch - our newest blogger and stage manager for Wendy and Peter Pan. He'll be taking us straight on to Neverland. This week he shows us behind the scenes at technical rehearsals.

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