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:

Beth Cordingly

Beth Cordingly  is an actor and mum who used to write but now sleeps in her spare time. She studied English and Drama at Birmingham University and trained at Webber Douglas. This is her debut season at the RSC.

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.

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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Running for cover

January 23, 2014

Nick Day  (Norfolk) blogs from the understudy rehearsals and performances of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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Greetings from Miami

January 23, 2014
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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.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  4 comments  |  Read this entry

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