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.

Slapping in Faversham

March 10, 2014
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Lizzie Hopley, blogging from the Arden of Faversham rehearsal room, talks slapping and 'napping' in fight rehearsals.

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Good karma for Wolf Hall

March 6, 2014
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Exciting news from Wolf Hall: Nick Day on the London transfer, the Royal Dickens Company and David Cameron.

   

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A special day

March 5, 2014
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Martin Bassindale blogs from the Henry IV rehearsal room about the 416th anniversary of the publication of Henry IV.

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Snow, previews and coming 'home'

February 28, 2014
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Evangeline Whitlock , deputy stage manager on our touring production of Antony and Cleopatra, writes her first post from New York City.

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And the stuff goes on

February 28, 2014
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Nick Day  continues to enjoy extra-curricular activities in Stratford-upon-Avon, but still has time to snap a backstage pic or two.

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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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