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

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.

Evangeline Whitlock

Evangeline Rose Whitlock  is a professional stage manager and theatre educator from the US. She is the Deputy Stage Manager for our Winter 2013/2014 production of Antony and Cleopatrawhich shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, Miami and New York. Follow @evangelinerose1on Twitter.

Joey Batey

Joey Batey  is a recent university graduate and is making his debut with us playing Mark Smeaton in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He likes long coats, whiskey and words. Follow @JoeyBatey on Twitter.

Nick Day

Nick Day returns this winter to play the Duke of Norfolk in Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies. He'll be blogging from the rehearsals and into production. Get his book, On Bard Duty from Amazon or the RSC bookshop. Follow @NicholasDayUK on Twitter.

Marching bravely towards opening

November 14, 2013
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Deputy stage manager, Evangeline Whitlock, describes the final week before opening night for the company of Antony and Cleopatra.

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Another day, another play

November 7, 2013
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Nick Day  has more news from the rehearsal rooms as he and the rest of the company breathe life into the world of Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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The last post

November 7, 2013
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Ben Deery, who was part of our company for Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters bids the Whispers from the wings blog farewell.

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Mastering the art of leaving

November 4, 2013
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Evangeline Whitlock , deputy stage manager for our new production of Antony and Cleopatra, blogs about the move from rehearsals up to Stratford-upon-Avon for the start of tech rehearsals.

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Coverage

October 30, 2013
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Nick Day  gives us an insider view on the costume fittings for Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies.

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Bighead strikes again

October 30, 2013
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As his time with us draws to an end, Ben Deery has something important to share about his fellow actor, Ciarán Owens.

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Dances with wolves

October 28, 2013
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This week, Joey Batey gets his groove on and learns all about sex, dancing and politics.

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Getting the thrust

October 23, 2013
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This week Nick Day, who plays Norfolk in Wolf Hall, considers costumes and the price of holy relics.

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Time to pinch myself

October 22, 2013
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Richard II  opened last week and Elliot Barnes-Worrell shares his experience of it. He says it's been a bit like a dream.

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To do: buy tissues

October 22, 2013
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Evangeline Whitlock , Deputy Stage Manager for Antony and Cleopatra, adds a packet of tissues to her essential kit for a stage manager.

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