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.

Keepy-uppy comedy

November 21, 2013

What does keepy-uppy have to do with Wolf Hall, comedy or timing? Nick Day explains.

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An idiot in brilliant clothes

November 14, 2013

Joey Batey  is learning the lute - proving that Mark Smeaton wasn't just an idiot in brilliant clothes - and enjoying the process of bringing the smaller characters of Wolf Hall to life.

by Joey Batey  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry

Giving the Duke some stick

November 14, 2013

The Duke of Norfolk is beginning to draw breath again - Nick Day brings news from Wolf Hall.

by Nick Day  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Marching bravely towards opening

November 14, 2013

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

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.

by Nick Day  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

The last post

November 7, 2013

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.

by Ben Deery  |  No comments yet  |  Read this entry

Mastering the art of leaving

November 4, 2013

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.

by Evangeline Whitlock  |  3 comments  |  Read this entry


October 30, 2013

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

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

by Ben Deery  |  1 comment  |  Read this entry

Dances with wolves

October 28, 2013

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

by Joey Batey  |  2 comments  |  Read this entry

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